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Old 15th November 2009, 08:28   #1
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Default SCOOP - Mahindra Thar caught testing on the expressway

Note from Mod : The Thar's full test & review has been uploaded at this link (Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review). Thread closed. Please continue the discussion over on the review thread.

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Here are some of the pics from Autocar India forum where a member caught Mahindra thar being tested on the expressway.

All images courtesy - Capt. Kirk - Autocar India forum
Autocar India Forum: Autocar Exclusive: Mahindra THAR caught testing.

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wow..thanks for sharing.

How does the vehicle run? Does it have too many vibrations? Was it able to keep up a good crusing speed?
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How does the vehicle run? Does it have too many vibrations? Was it able to keep up a good crusing speed?
It is a Scorpio chassis wearing MM540 skin, expect no vibration. Since it looks like a Jeep, it hardly needs a disguise, it looks like any modded Jeep. Only a very keen eye can make out it is a Thar.

Where was this caught?
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It seems like auto expo 2010 is going to be a very big event.
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It is a Scorpio chassis wearing MM540 skin, expect no vibration. Since it looks like a Jeep, it hardly needs a disguise, it looks like any modded Jeep. Only a very keen eye can make out it is a Thar.

Where was this caught?
Hi Samurai,

Does the NGCS 550 and Thar has got the same Chassis or its something different for Scorpio chassis?

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is this for indian market?
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Old 15th November 2009, 14:09   #7
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this is it guys, this is it!

if this is Thar, and its being tested in india, expect it to go on sale after the auto expo 2010.

i think indian army has decided upon a new vehicle for themselves and M&M is left over with plenty of stock which they are now turning into Thar and releasing in the indian market for civillians to grab it. im sure it will be in limited numbers and highly priced with CRDe engine!

let hope it has real 4x4 off road functional capabilities and not just cosmetic make over bling bling!

keeping my fingers crossed!

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Wow ! Thats a nice catch. Thanks for sharing with us Sabareesh.

Is this what Behram Sir is talking about for the past few months?
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It has road presence like none other !
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The meat of the matter is its common-rail diesel engine. From what I hear, she can cruise at 140 kph all day. One of those rare Jeeps that you can actually use comfortably on the expressway .

@ Mahindra : Either you launch it here or you don't. Best to make a decision once and for all.
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@ Mahindra : Either you launch it here or you don't. Best to make a decision once and for all.
I like the @Mahindra part

This is very exciting except that the pricing will be fairly high. Don't think this would be sub-6-6.5 though I am praying it would be!
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Isnt it courteous to at least give the link instead of just posting the source. Anyways, This is something we all are looking forward to.

Here is the link. There are some pretty interesting bits regarding the tech specs there.

Autocar India Forum: Autocar Exclusive: Mahindra THAR caught testing.


Note from Mod : Agreed & Done. Link added in first post.

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Good to know that the Thar is being tested. One thing that is out of place is the running board. Look forward to it being available in the market.
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Don't they do this kind of road tests before exporting this to Australia then???? Or may be something different for Indian and export version?
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Don't they do this kind of road tests before exporting this to Australia then???? Or may be something different for Indian and export version?
I think they might be using different engine tuning as well as suspension seting for the abuse the vehicle is going to be meted out in India. Hence the road test followed by ARAI/VRDE certification and launch into the market.
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