Mahindra is gearing up to introduce a five-door version of its popular Thar SUV in the first quarter of 2024. Ahead of its anticipated debut, new spy shots of the vehicle have been released online, providing enthusiasts with a sneak peek into what's in store.
What the Spy Shots Reveal
The spy photos show that the five-door Thar will sport a revamped six-slat grille, enhanced with horizontal inserts on each slat. Additionally, the vehicle will feature projector headlamps and circular fog lights. Other exterior highlights include fender-mounted daytime running lights (DRLs) that also serve as turn indicators, door-mounted side-view mirrors, a robust front bumper, and five-spoke wheels. The rear is accentuated by rectangular taillights, a high-positioned stop lamp, and rear bumper reflectors.
Interior Upgrades and Features
Previously leaked spy shots suggest that the five-door version will offer a larger touchscreen infotainment system compared to its three-door sibling’s seven-inch display. Other amenities include a sunroof, hardtop, circular air-conditioning vents, a front armrest, a three-spoke steering wheel, and an enhanced seating arrangement for the second row.
Engine and Performance Specs
Under the hood, the 2024 five-door Thar is slated to come with the same engine options as the existing three-door model: a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. However, the diesel variant may see improvements for increased performance. Both manual and automatic six-speed transmissions are expected to be on offer.
The introduction of the five-door Thar underscores Mahindra’s commitment to expanding its lineup and catering to a broader customer base. Further details are expected to be unveiled closer to the vehicle’s official launch early next year.