Mahindra Thar 5-door spied on again, looks production-ready

The 5-door Thar gets interesting design changes.

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The Mahindra Thar 5-door is one of the most awaited SUVs of 2024. Initially spotted testing in 2022, it was expected that Mahindra would launch the 5-door lifestyle SUV this year. However, that was not the case as the automaker thwarted any hopes of a 2023 release when it confirmed back in August that the 5-door Thar is scheduled for a launch next year. New spy shots of the lifestyle SUV have now emerged, revealing some interesting design tweaks.

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Mahindra Thar 5-door: New spy shots reveal design changes

The new 5-door variant of the Mahindra Thar will get some design tweaks that will differentiate it from its 3-door counterpart. The front grille now gets 5 vertical slats and a horizontal bar in the middle. The new grille looks inspired by the SUV offerings from Jeep. The LED projector headlamps and DRLs also get a new design on the 5-door Thar. The fog lamps also get LEDs. The housing positions of the headlamps and DRLs remain the same.

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Mahindra Thar 5-door: New spy shots reveal design changes
Image Credit: Autocar India

In terms of features, the Mahindra Thar 5-door will get a new, larger touchscreen infotainment system. While the current Thar 3-door has a 7-inch display unit, the 5-door variant will come with a 10-inch or larger infotainment system. The latter will also get a dashcam as a part of its instrument setup. It remains to be seen whether it will offered as standard across all variants. New features aside, the biggest change inside the Mahindra Thar 5-door is the addition of a third seating row. Buyers may get the option to choose between 6-person and 7-person seating options.

Mahindra Thar 5-door: New spy shots reveal design changes
Image Credit: Autocar India

The 5-door Mahindra Thar will be made available in 2 engine options – a 2.2-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol engine. It will also come in a 2WD configuration like its 3-door counterpart. However, it won’t get the 1.5-litre diesel engine found in the entry-level variants of the 3-door Thar. The option of an automatic transmission will be reserved solely for 4×4 variants.

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Conclusion

Mahindra has confirmed that the 5-door Thar will be launched in India next year. It will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door and Force Gurkha 5-door. The automaker showcased an electric Thar concept at its Independence Day event back in August. However, it hasn’t been confirmed whether the Thar EV will ever go into production.

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Utkarsh Joshi
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Utkarsh is a seasoned writer who seeks to simplify complex concepts and bring the latest in technology to a broader audience. You can catch his exhaustive 'How to' guides, deep-dive feature articles, cutting-edge news stories, and comprehensive tech reviews on Gadgetbridge.com. Apart from dabbling in all things tech, Utkarsh also enjoys watching club football, adding to his TBR pile of books, and making Spotify playlists. Automobile enthusiasts and motorheads can also catch his articles on Motorbridge.com.

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