Mahindra Thar features update 2022: Black Bumpers, CEAT Tyre, and only one USB port
Mahindra Thar gained instant popularity in the Indian automobile market as an off-roader vehicle with its modern features and a 4 star safety rating from Global NCAP. The demand for the Mahindra Thar is huge. Mahindra has reportedly received about 40-50k pending orders for the new Thar. But, the company is currently having problems to meet the demand due to parts shortage, and huge increase in cost of raw materials and transportation.
According to reports, many manufacturers have decided to reduce the features list to cut the production cost.
2022 Mahindra Thar Features Update
Mahindra has also decided to update the features list of 2022 Thar. The first change that is visible is the black bumpers. Earlier, Thar used to get a contrasting silver shade on its front and rear bumpers in the middle. Now the whole bumper, both at front and rear, is completely unpainted. This will help the company to cut off some costs and also saves them precious production time and manpower.
At the time of launch, the Mahindra Thar was offered with CEAT Czar AT (All-Terrain) tyres in partnership with CEAT. Then after a few weeks, the manufacturer changed the tyres to MRF Wanderer AT tyres. Now, Mahindra has once again changed the tyres of Thar to Ceat CrossDrive AT tyres. The new 2022 Thar batches that have arrived at dealer showrooms are reportedly clad in Ceat CrossDrive AT tyres.
The interiors of 2022 Mahindra Thar has also been altered. The Thar now only gets one USB charger at front while it used to get two chargers before. Mahindra has also deleted lumbar support adjust knob for front seats. Note that these changes will not change anything from the overall experience.
Mahindra Thar brought a complete revolution in the adventure, lifestyle or even off-roading genre in the Indian market. Thar was launched with features like power windows, ABS, internally adjustable ORVMs and manually dimming IRVMs, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, speakers, 2-Din music system and more. Currently, Thar only has one competitor that is Force Gurkha. But Thar has better features and costs less than the Gurkha too. Meanwhile, Mahindra is working on a 5-door Thar. Force is also developing a 5-door Gurkha too and so is the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny.
(Source: Rush Lane)