Upcoming New Mahindra Thar 1.5 Litre Diesel 2WD – Price | Specification | Launch Date

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Mahindra Thar 1.5 L Diesel 2WD – All about Upcoming New 1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar ✓ Specification ✓ Exterior ✓ Interior ✓ Mileage ✓ Color ✓ Features ✓ Price ✓ Comparison.

last updated on: 7-05-2023

Mahindra Thar is set to be launched soon with a new powertrain. Along with this, a new variant will also be launched. The Mahindra Thar will soon get a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which will join the 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engines in the line-up. The introduction of the 1.5-litre diesel engine will also help the Thar get into a lower tax bracket, given that it is less than four meters long. The Thar 1.5 diesel was showcased to dealers last month at an event in Igatpuri, Maharashtra.


  • Thar 1.5 diesel will be 2WD only
  • Thar 2.0 turbo-petrol will also get 2WD
  • Thar 1.5 diesel 2WD will be priced under Rs 10 lakh
  • Both the variants will be available for sale in January
  • Will compete with the 5-door Jimny

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1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Launch Date:

As per the media reports, Thar 2WD will go on sale in January 2023 with the smaller 1.5-litre diesel and 2.0 petrol. This month, Maruti Suzuki will unveil the 5-door Jimny at the Auto Expo 2023. However, this time Mahindra will not be present at the Auto Expo.

Name of the CarExpected Launch
Mahindra Thar 1.5 L Diesel 2WD June, 2023

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Engine Specifications:

Mahindra Thar will be powered by the same 1,497cc 1.5-litre engine unit that currently powers the Marazzo. This engine will be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox only, with no automatic gearbox. Also, this engine will only come in 2WD and won’t get the 4WD system that the more expensive Thar 2.2-litre diesel currently has. The sub-four-metre vehicle will come in an affordable range. Spy shots of the interior of the Thar 1.5 diesel also clearly reveal that the low-range gear lever on the center console has been replaced by a new storage console.

Apart from the new 1.5-litre diesel engine, the Mahindra Thar will also come with a 2WD variant of the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. Similar to the 1.5-litre diesel 2WD, the Thar 2.0 petrol 2WD will only come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Diesel engine1.5 L Mahindra Thar
Engine type1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine
Displacement1,497 cc
No. of cylinders4
Power121 bhp @ 3,500 rpm
Torque300 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual
Emission StandardBS-6
Petrol engine2.0 L Mahindra Thar
Engine type2.0-litre mStallion T-GDI turbo petrol engine
Displacement1,997 cc
No. of cylinders4
Power152 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque320 Nm @ 1,250 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual
Emission StandardBS-6
1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Dimensions & Weight
Length3,985 mm
Width1,820 mm
Height1,920 mm
Wheelbase2,450 mm
Ground Clearance219 mm
No. of Doors3 Doors
Seating Capacity4 Person
No. of Seating Rows2 Rows
Fuel Tank Capacity45-litres
Kerb Weight– kg
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front SuspensionIndependent Double Wishbone with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Rear SuspensionMultilink solid Rear Axle with Coil spring & Stabiliser Bar
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Steering TypePower assisted (Hydraulic)
Wheel TypeSteel Rims
Front Tyres245 / 75 R16
Rear Tyres245 / 75 R16
Top Speed155 kmph
Acceleration 0-100kmph13.1 seconds

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Exterior:

Dimensionally the entry level 1.5-litre diesel Thar remains unchanged and gets similar exterior design language like seven slot grille and round headlamps. At the rear, the new Thar gets rectangular shaped taillights that come with ‘Thar’ badging. Reflectors can also be seen on the rear fenders.

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Interior:

From the inside, Same interiors will be seen in new entry-level 1.5 L Diesel 2WD Thar, in terms of features, it will get standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play support as well as wireless charging, roof mounted speakers, automatic AC, multi-functional steering wheel and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Features can be seen.

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Mileage:

Fuel TypeTransmissionMileage
Diesel (1497 cc)Manual17.3 kmpl
Petrol (1997 cc)Manual13.75 kmpl

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Features:

Standard Features:-

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation support
  • A colour multi-info display in the instrument cluster
  • Roof-mounted speakers – 4 speakers and 2 tweeters with USB connectivity
  • LED daytime running lights and front fog lights
  • First-in-Class Adventure Statistics Display on the Infotainment System
  • First-in-Class Adventure Connect: Mahindra Adventure Calendar Display
  • First-in-Class Smart Watch & Phone Connectivity with Blue Sense App
  • Convertible top or hard top optional
  • Electronic HVAC Controls
  • Drizzle resistant (IP54 Standard) dashboard switches
  • Cruise Control
  • Steering Mounted Audio & Phone Controls
  • Roof mounted speakers and Fender-mounted antenna
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat with Adjustable Lumbar Support
  • Power Windows with Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
  • Automatic Climate Control with Rear AC vents
  • Push start/stop button
  • Keyless Entry

Safety Features:-

  • Dual front Air-bags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • ESP with roll over mitigation
  • Rear parking sensors with a display
  • 3-point seat belts for all passengers
  • Speed-sensing front door locks
  • ISOFIX child seat mounts
  • Hill hold and descent control
  • First-in-Class Tyre Direction Monitoring System
  • First-in-Class Tyretronics: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Mahindra Thar – Colours:

  • Red Rage
  • Mystic Copper
  • Napoli Black
  • Aquamarine
  • Galaxy Grey
  • Rocky Beige

Mahindra Thar – Rivals & Competitors:

  • New Force Gurkha 2020
  • Maruti Suzuki Jimny (Upcoming)
  • MG Hector Plus

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Rivals & Competitors:

  • 1.5-litre Diesel Force Gurkha
  • Maruti Suzuki Jimny 1.5-litre Diesel
  • MG Hector Plus 1.5 L Diesel 2WD

1.5-litre Diesel Mahindra Thar – Expected Price:

The entry-level Thar 1.5 diesel 2WD could be priced under Rs 10 lakh. This may help Mahindra to directly source the upcoming Maruti Jimny. The starting price of which is expected to be more than Rs 10 lakh.

Starting PriceRs. 10.00 lakh.

1.5 Ltr. Mahindra Thar – Images:

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Last modified: May 7, 2023