JAMMU, Jan 21: In a function here today the chief guest, Pankaj Bhagotra, RTO Jammu unveiled new Thar RWD at Shuhul Automobiles Pvt Ltd.
Those who were present on the occasion were Mohd. Saleem Manhas, ARTO Jammu; Mohammed Dawood, ASM M&M; Mushtaq Guroo, MD Shuhul Group; Bilal Guroo and Owais Guroo, Directors Shuhul Group; Mian Adil Aslam, CEO Shuhul Group; Ankush Badyal, GM Shuhul Group and Rakesh Sharma, SM along with members of civil society and customers.
A handout stated that Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, pioneers of SUV segment in India, today introduced an all-new range on the Thar which includes Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) variants in two engine options and enhanced capability in the Four Wheel Drive (4WD) variants. The Diesel variants of the RWD range come powered by an all-new D117 CRDe engine producing 117 BHP and 300 Nm torque (87.2 kW@3500 rpm) with manual transmission.
Powering the Gasoline variant of the RWD range is the mStallion 150 TGDi engine producing 150 BHP and 320 Nm torque (112 kW@5000 rpm) with automatic transmission.
The new Thar range starts at an attractive price of Rs 9.99 lakh, making it accessible to a wider customer base of SUV buyers and to those who have always aspired to own this iconic SUV. The Thar offers a highly unique driving and ownership experience, exemplifying the promise of ‘Explore the Impossible.’ The 4WD variant now comes with an advanced electronic brake locking differential, which kicks in more aggressively. Developed in collaboration with Bosch, it will allow off-road enthusiasts to tackle low traction situations with more ease.
For those who still prefer the mechanical locking differential (MLD), this will be available as an option on the LX Diesel 4WD variants. The 4WD powertrain line-up remains unchanged.