Mahindra has introduced the Thar Adventure Series in South Africa which is aimed squarely at off-road enthusiasts. See specs and pricing below…
The Mahindra Thar has been beefed up with a range of off-road accessories and comes to market as the Thar Adventure Series.
The model is based on the Thar 2.2 CRDe 4x4 SE and comes equipped with Bundu Gear off-road bumpers, a steel canopy, off-road alloy wheels and a snorkel.
"The Thar is a firm favourite among Mahindra and off-road enthusiasts alike for its 70-year pedigree and no-frills focus on off-roading. With the Adventure Series, we have added the most popular Thar accessories at a discounted price to create a model that is sure to find favour with this group of fans," says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
The front bumper is fitted with coloured recovery points, a top bar for added grille protection, high-lift jack mounting points and built-in LED lights. A front tow bar or removable winch can also be accommodated on the front bumper. Buyers can also fit special Bundu Gear rock sliders.
The Getec steel canopy and roof section over the front seats can be removed for open-top driving while a rear canvas canopy is supplied as standard.
Standard A-line alloy wheels are fitted with standard tyres but buyers can opt for optional off-road Hankook Dynapro AT tyres suited for off-road driving.
The Thar Adventure Series is powered by a 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine with 78 kW and 247 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is fitted along with a Borg Warner 4x4 system and low-range transfer case.
A total of 3 colours are available including Rocky Beige, Rede Rage and DSAT Silver.
Mahindra Thar Adventure Series - Price in SA
Mahindra Thar 2.5 CRDe Adventure Series - R293 999.
A 2-year/50 000 km warranty is standard while a 3-year/80 000 km service plan is offered as an option.