Mahindra & Mahindra is working on the 5-door version of its popular SUV Thar, some recent spy images revealed. However, there is no official word or any report on its launch timeline yet. The five-Door Mahindra Thar will lock horns with upcoming five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny and the five-door Force Gurkha.
Five-Door Mahindra Thar expected launch timeline
While the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to make its debut at the 2023 Auto Expo scheduled to take place in January, the Force Gurkha is also likely to go on sale soon. As per speculations, the five-door Mahinrda Thar too could arrive in the first half of 2023. However, recent reports claim that it will be launched in 2024 after making its domestic debut in 2023.
Since Mahindra will not be a part of the 2023 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, there is no chance that the five-door Thar will be making its debut. Despite regular sightings of test mules across India, one can expect that Mahindra will take the wraps off the 5-door Thar in the second half of next year before arriving in showrooms in early 2024.
Five-door Mahindra Thar: Expected specs
The five-door Mahindra Thar will be based on a ladder frame construction and will offer a spacious cabin to accommodate more occupants. Mahindra could offer the five-door Thar in various seating configurations and roof options once it arrives. The 2.2-liter four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine and 2.0-liter four-cylinder mStallion petrol engines are expected to be retained with different power and torque figures.
Mahindra Thar SUV
Launched in 2020, the Mahindra Thar second generation has high demand. In order to meet the demand, the company has increased its production in order to reduce the waiting period.