Mahindra & Mahindra is set to launch the highly anticipated five-door Mahindra Thar, potentially dubbed the Thar Armada, in August. Reports suggest that unofficial bookings have already started at some dealerships. The new model, built on the same ladder frame as the Scorpio N, promises to bring a mix of ruggedness and practicality with enhanced interior features and space.


Key Features and Enhancements

Exterior Design:

  • The five-door Thar Armada will maintain the classic boxy shape and tall pillars characteristic of the Thar nameplate.
  • Subtle revisions will differentiate it from the current three-door version.


Interior Upgrades:

  • Dual-tone Dashboard: Adds a touch of elegance.
  • White Seat Upholstery: Enhances the premium feel.
  • Panoramic Sunroof: Increases the sense of space.
  • Electrically Operated and Ventilated Front Seats: Provides added comfort.


  • Automatic AC and Rear AC Vents: Ensures comfort for all passengers.
  • Reading Lamps for Rear Passengers: Improves convenience.
  • Six Airbags: Ensures safety as standard.
  • Level 2 ADAS: Advanced safety features.
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen Display: Comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.


  • Digital Instrument Cluster: Modernizes the driver’s interface.
  • LED Lighting All Around: Enhances visibility and aesthetics.
  • Auto-dimming IRVM: Adds convenience for night driving.
  • Adjustable Headrests, Cooled Glovebox, and Inner Door Handles Mounted on the Pillars: Adds to the overall utility and comfort.

Performance and Engine Options

The five-door Mahindra Thar will likely come with three engine options:

  • 2.0L mStallion Four-Cylinder Petrol Engine:
    • Power: 200 PS
    • Torque: 380 Nm


  • 2.2L mHawk Four-Cylinder Diesel Engine:
    • Power: 175 PS
    • Torque: 400 Nm


  • 1.5L Diesel Engine (Potential smaller option for low- and mid-spec trims):
    • Power: 117 PS
    • Torque: 300 Nm


  • Transmission: Engines will be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels as standard.

Market Position and Pricing

Projected Starting Price: Expected to exceed โ‚น15 lakh (ex-showroom).

Competition: The new Thar Armada will compete directly with the recently launched five-door Force Gurkha and will sit above the Maruti Suzuki Jimny in terms of pricing and features.

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