The first unit of new-gen 2020 Mahindra Thar is heading to Delhi
For an SUV which is expected to be priced in the Rs 10-15 lakh range; this is a huge moment. This shows the love and support Thar enjoys in India. Not only the participating bidders were bidding to get the first unit of new gen Thar, they were also doing it for a noble cause.
This is because the entire bid amount will be donated to either Naandi Foundation, Swades Foundation, or PM CARES fund (Covid-19 relief fund). On top of this, Mahindra will be adding another Rs 1.11 cr, and make the total donation at Rs 2.22 cr. Aakash will get to chose which organization gets the donation.
Almost 5,500 people participated in the auction over the last four days. Finally, it was Delhi based Aakash Minda’s bid of Rs 1.11 crore that proved to be the winning bid.
Mahindra has recently launched the revamped Thar. The company sought to dismantle the image of a solid SUV and install the image of a family vehicle. And it was almost a success.
Mahindra revamped Thar
The Mahindra Thar has 1 Diesel Engine and 1 Petrol Engine on offer. The Diesel engine is 2184 cc while the Petrol engine is 1997 cc. It is available with the Manual and Automatic transmission. The Thar is a 6 seater SUV and has a length of 3985mm, width of 1820mm and a wheelbase of 2450mm.
The Mahindra Thar has a cabin that is fitted with IP 54 dust and water resistant switches for all controls of audio, cruise, infotainment and power windows and also with 18 inch wheels.
The Mahindra Thar has ground clearance of 226mm, 42 degree approach. And 37 degree departure angles along with 27 degree ramp over angle with 650mm water wading capacity.
Mahindra is scheduled its Launching date on 2nd of October, 2020 which is also the Mahindra Founder’s Day.