The Thar has been a strong seller from the company ever it was launched in October and in just 8 months, it has managed to garner a lot of bookings in its favour.
It was in April this year that Mahindra announced about it receiving 50,000 bookings for the Thar SUV. The company, however, has now said that bookings have crossed the 55,000 mark. The Thar has been a strong seller from the company ever it was launched in October and in just 8 months, it has managed to garner a lot of bookings in its favour. The waiting period, however, now stands at 10 months though, which means it’s a fairly long wait for the SUV for buyers. Mahindra says that it has fast-tracked the process of increasing production capacity both at its Nasik facility and at the supplier-end in order to help reduce the waiting period and meet the growing demand.
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The Thar now commands a waiting period of 10 months
The SUV is built on the company’s new ladder-on-frame chassis which has made it bigger and more capable than its predecessor. The new Thar is also much safer now given the fact that it has received a 4-star safety rating front the global NCAP. Additionally, the Thar also comes with a range of creature comforts that have made it accessible to buyers who do not do off-roading. Features like LED DRLs, alloy wheels, a hard rooftop, automatic climate control, forward-facing rear seats with ISOFIX mounts, and a touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among others.
The Thar has received a 4 star safety rating from Global NCAP
Under the hood, the new Thar comes with the option for a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. Both engines are paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission, while 4×4 is standard across all models. The company has said that the automatic variant is getting a lot of attention as 47 per cent of the bookings are for that variant.