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2023 Mahindra Thar 2WD Launched At Rs 9.99 Lakh

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Mahindra has launched the Thar with a 2WD drive system. It is now priced at Rs 9.99 lakh for the new 1.5-litre diesel variant, Rs 10.99 for the MT 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and Rs 13.49 lakh for the AT. (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

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Available in both AX(O) and LX trims, deliveries of the 2WD variant will commence from January 14, with bookings now open for a token of Rs 10,000.  

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Design-wise, both the 2WD and 4WD Thar look identical, with the exception of the newly introduced Blazing Bronze and Everest White. However, the new variant will only be available with a hard-top option.

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On the inside, the interiors remain largely the same with the 7.0-inch touchscreen taking the centre stage. The feature list here consists of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with the new auto start/stop function, which can be controlled via the steering wheel.  

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Along with the new variant, Mahindra has also introduced a smaller 1.5-litre diesel for the Thar 2WD, which makes 118PS of power and 300Nm of torque, similar to XUV300.   

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Fret not, you still get the option to opt for the 2.0-litre turbo petrol from the Thar 4WD, which makes 154PS of power and 320Nm of torque.   

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Along with the introduction of the new model, the all-wheel drive Thar also gets an update in the form of a Bosch-sourced electronic brake locking differential. Customers can still opt for the mechanical unit albeit as an optional accessory.  

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With the Thar 2WD’s dimensions now standing at 3,995mm, it can be now classified under the Sub-4m SUV category, which is subjected to lower taxes. 

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For now, the Thar does not have a direct rival. Although, we can see the upcoming Force Gurkha and the Maruti Jimny increasing the heat in the segment in the near future.  

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