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Old 10th December 2010, 18:53   #1
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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.

Ok guys the official Thar CRDe 4x4 is here!! I was at the Hesarghatta Mahindra service station (BLR) to pick up my friends MM540, and the CRDe Thar was already there!

Please excuse the pics, they are from my E5 and also the Thar itself was just unloaded from the truck and was covered with muck and dirt. The manager said its about 1-2 weeks from launch and this particular vehicle was for demo and was there for its PDI. The pics look extra bad on account of the dust and cam resolution, please bear.

This is the 4x4 version with Air Conditioning and Power Steering, and of course IFS. I don't know what particular variant it was, as there were no alloys. The manager claimed the on-road price of this would be around 6.5L, but mind you he was not sure and let this not be a topic for viral speculation here. But this is the official launch vehicle and we'll just have to wait a few days for the actual pricing.

It looks like a typical MM540, from the finish point of view. Ordinary door pads, ordinary bench seats in the back and ultra crappy looking dash. But I guess the goodies are all under the hood And of course, it needs to be tastefully customized. So the wait seems to be finally over and we can test drive this beast in a few days!!

Mods please excuse for opening yet another thread for the Thar, but all others were closed. Also, this one is the real deal, and the launch is round the corner, so this can continue to be the official Thar CRDe thread.
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Auto lock hubs? I thought it was going to be Manual... anyways. nice scoop.
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KUDOS - SUPERB stuff man. There goes my 2012 finances

But seriously - end 2011 or such, I was planning for a second vehicle in the house - Thar would be JUST perfect in 6.5L on road gurgaon including addiotnal comforts
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Great scoop! P.S, A.C., IFS, new look dash, etc. all there, is this coming as a Christmas gift!
Did you by any chance check the driver's seat for adjustability?
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Auto lock hubs? I thought it was going to be Manual... anyways. nice scoop.
It was always auto-lock hubs isnt it? I believe reading so, in the now-closed Thar threads. Anyway, great news.
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So finally the elusive Thar CRDe has hit the showrooms.
Time to check my bank balance and start buttering my parents. Hope the hard top is atleast optional.
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NIP, great scoop and photographs!

But are sure about the AC? I know it has the vents (bolero dash) and all, but is there a compressor? Can one of the M&M guys confirm? If it has AC, then it is a big surprise.

BTW, alloys were supposedly standard, but here I see steel rims, not that it is a deal breaker.

Santosh, the hubs were known to be auto locking, no surprise there.

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Great Scoop there NIP!

So I guess the launch IS around the corner.

BTW this variant is non A/C as the other On-Off switch is for the heater. Need to see what will M&M do factory ordered A/C.

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Great scoop! P.S, A.C., IFS, new look dash, etc. all there, is this coming as a Christmas gift!
Did you by any chance check the driver's seat for adjustability?
Sorry did not check that. I also forgot to check what was under the seat. I had very limited time there.

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NIP, great scoop and photographs!

But are sure about the AC? I know it has the vents (bolero dash) and all, but is there a compressor? Can one of the M&M guys confirm? If it has AC, then it is a big surprise.

BTW, alloys were supposedly standard, but here I see steel rims, not that it is a deal breaker.

Santosh, the hubs were known to be auto locking, no surprise there.
Sharath, when I asked the service chap about the AC, he said yes, but after looking at the pics now, I'm not sure if he knew what he was saying. The knobs definitely do not look like 'full' AC controls. Can some M&M chaps clarify please!?
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NIP, great scoop and photographs!

But are sure about the AC? I know it has the vents (bolero dash) and all, but is there a compressor? Can one of the M&M guys confirm? If it has AC, then it is a big surprise.
As per my discussions with Behram Dhabhar sir, and on close inspection of the Thar... It was revealed, the THAR is A/C ready. The complete plumbing is done. This is done to reduce weight (I dont know what weight are they talking about)

But the THAR that i saw had the blower and the A/C compressor,but no other fittings apart from that.

Very confusing to understand the design of the Thar, A simple MM540 with the Scorpio chassis and CRDe engine. Very crudely built for enthusiasts only. And the pricing may fetch a brand new 2WD Scorpio.

BTW confirm the costs please..
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The front dash and steering setup is direct lift from Bolero Vlx. Cost cutting .

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Am wondering why mahindra chose not to use the logo . They have written MAHINDRA all over the windshield , thats one thing I didnt like , otherwise the jeep looks like an absolute steal at 7 lacs below
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If that comes for 6.5 L. I dont see any reason to complain.
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Wait and watch. Dont want to jump into this prematurely to see an Nth thread closing down.

M&M Bosses. Before releasing the price to the showrooms dont you think Tbhp deserves to be the first to know as we have waited longer than showrooms for this?

Please Vinod sir, DB sir and Spike. Do the honors
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What this vehicle lacks in looks, more than compensates in terms of performance, undoubtedly!

It is a non AC variant, but AC ready. Get yours fitted by the dealer after market.

6.5

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