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Mahindra Thar could get a 5-door variant: what to expect

Local automaker Mahindra plans to launch a 5-door model of Mahindra Thar SUV in the country. Thar’s revamped model is set to be unveiled for the first time at Auto Expo 2023 in January next year, where cars like Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door and Force Gurkha 5-door would also be on display.

Compared to the current three-door variant of Mahindra Thar, the five-door model would come with a long wheelbase. It may also feature a vertical rear light with a spare wheel at the rear. The LED taillights will be rectangular in shape. Also, the 5-door Thar model will have a dedicated door for the rear seats, which means there would be more space inside. However, the dimensions can remain unchanged.

The 5-door Thar SUV is also expected to offer more stability on the road than the 3-door model. The SUV is said to come with a stiffer platform, new penta-link suspension and a wider track. Compared to the 3-door Thar which is 4 meters long, the 5-door model will be around 4.3 meters. For comparison, Mahindra Scorpio N is 4.7 meters tall.

The powertrain of the 5-door Mahindra Thar will feature a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2-litre mStallion petrol engine. Rumors also hint at the 4×2 version of the car.

Recently, Mahindra unveiled its Mahindra XUV400 EV on Thursday. Soon, this electric car will be offered to buyers in India. Mahindra XUV400 EV will go directly against the Tata Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max. Mahindra’s latest SUV is based on the eXUV300 concept which was showcased at Auto Expo 2020.

Mahindra XUV400 EV gets an updated exterior as well as interior so that it can easily be differentiated from the XUV300 which was offered with a conventional internal combustion engine. Price announcement and reservations will open in January 2023. Deliveries of this SUV will start from the end of January next year. In the first phase, Mahindra-XUV400 will be launched in 16 cities which are Delhi, NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa, Jaipur, Surat, Nagpur, Trivandrum, Nashik, Chandigarh and Kochi.

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