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Mahindra launched new Thar with automatic transmission

New Delhi: Mahindra has launched new Thar SUV, in a petrol engine with automatic transmission. Thar which is equally popular in urban areas as a weekend off-roader comes with a plethora of exterior and interior changes compared to the predecessor.

New Thar is BS6. The new Mahindra Thar comes with a completely revised front fascia, with a new grille, which doesn't carry the predecessor's vertically slated styling.

As M&M claims, the SUV has 650 mm of water wading capability and 226 mm ground clearance. Also, it gets 4x4 technology as standard. Available in AX and LX variants, the SUV is available in 6 different colour options.

Built on a 3rd generation chassis, the SUV runs on 18-inch tyres.

For safety, the SUV gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation etc.

Powertrain options include a petrol and a diesel motor, available with transmission options of a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit as well.

The SUV comes with a new suspension set up as well. The petrol engine is a new mStallion 150 TGDI unit that churns out 152 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque.