Mahindra Thar Witnesses Rise In Demand; Waiting Period Now 11 Months In India
The second second-generation Mahindra Thar is gaining more popularity in the automobile market day-by-day after its launch in India in October last year.
More and more people are liking the new Thar and are waiting to purchase one. The demand of the vehicle has increased so much that the waiting period of the Mahindra Thar has reached up to 11 months.
Yes it’s true, now if you want to get your hands on one then you have to wait up to a maximum of 46 or 47 weeks to get one delivered, depending on the variant chosen.
The highest waiting period is for the top automatic variants for both the petrol and diesel. The lowest waiting period is for the convertible model which is between 25 to 26 weeks.
To shorten the waiting period and meet the increasing demand the problem, the manufacturer has already increased the production of the Thar, but still it seems to fall short.
In fact the high demand is not the only factor for the increasing waiting period of the new Thar. Another major reason is the global shortage of semiconductor chips.
The new Thar SUVs are reportedly arriving at dealerships without the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and These units are awaiting their infotainment systems to arrive before being delivered to their respective customers.
Mahindra Thar has two engine options on offer that is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol motor which generates a peak power and torque of 150 PS and 320 Nm and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel mill which generates 130 PS and 300 Nm peak power and torque.
Both engines are available with two transmission choices such as a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The SUV comes in a hard-top fixed roof and a soft-top convertible roof. The soft-top fixed roof variant bookings have been closed for a while now.
The second-gen Mahindra Thar price starts at Rs. 12.10 lakh and goes up to Rs. 14.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
The upcoming updated Force Gurkha and Maruti Suzuki Jimny (5-door) could be its competitors in the Indian market.