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Old 3rd November 2022, 23:40   #181
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Re: Field trials of the 5-door Mahindra Thar begin!

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Have those beeps above 80 stopped anybody ? New thar has considerable body roll and extremely poor braking which doesn't instill confidence on high speed runs but is truly exceptional off road .
I did test drive Thar for 30 minutes and it was a Petrol Auto. I remember there was a setting in the AV unit to manage these if my memory isn't playing with me. Not sure whether it's possible to completely stop but atleast some settings are there.
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The new Thar desperately needs better suspension and disc brakes at the rear. I have driven the new Thar and it feels scary to drive above 70kmph even on a highway.
Are you sure you are talking about the new Thar and not the old one? I drive a new Thar with stock suspension and it is nowhere as bad as you make it to be. I've had no issues cruising at triple-digit speeds. Of course, one needs to treat it like a truck and not expect a sedan-like handling.

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I did test drive Thar for 30 minutes and it was a Petrol Auto. I remember there was a setting in the AV unit to manage these if my memory isn't playing with me. Not sure whether it's possible to completely stop but atleast some settings are there.
It cannot be disabled through the settings nor I am aware of any tuner that has managed to disable it.

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Old 4th November 2022, 04:33   #183
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Re: Field trials of the 5-door Mahindra Thar begin!

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The design of Thar is to be a fast Jeep, I
Incase you are buying one, please do not mess with the suspension or even tyres, keep everything as close to original as possible especially if you are a fast driver, those things are going to help save your day.

Case in point is the stock headlights and the ceat czar tyres, the way it handled the Mysore to Bangalore direction of the latest swimming pool the idiots have

Pretty soon the speed warning alert will be in continuous mode , have fun and drive safe.
I agree with some of what you say but differ in the following points as a Thar P AT HT owner since 2021Feb.

1. Suspension. AVO Suspension is far superior to stock. Ive been using it more than a year. It seriously improves handling and comfort.
2. While the CEAT Czar tyres are perfectly good, if the vehicle is mostly meant for highways, it is worth considering a tyre upgrade and a slight upsize.
3. LED Headlamps are absolutely useless in mist and fog and driving rain. They do not illuminate sufficiently. Consider a simple straight swap of the stock headlamps to Philips Extreme Vision G Force H4 Halogens or Osram night-breakers. These are phenomenal.

Please check my various posts on these above subjects along with the pictures I have placed, before you make your final decisions.
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Are you sure you are talking about the new Thar and not the old one? I drive a new Thar with stock suspension and it is nowhere as bad as you make it to be. I've had no issues cruising at triple-digit speeds. Of course, one needs to treat it like a truck and not expect a sedan-like handling.
I understand the fact that daily driving a sedan i have little to no experience driving a literal truck like new Thar . I recently drove a new Thar (Diesel AT) with upgraded aftermarket suspension (likely the same you have mentioned above) & its something else to drive . But the brakes still leave a lot to be desired .
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The new Thar desperately needs better suspension and disc brakes at the rear.
Having used the Petrol AT Thar extensively, I concur with your assessment. The rear is bumpy and if you take a high speed curve on undulating road surfaces it does get scary. I feel it has to do with the limited space available to at the rear to package a proper suspension without eating into the cabin area. But nevertheless it is a fun suv to own/drive. Yes, it is a compromise in many ways, but do we really have an alternative in India?
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Re: Field trials of the 5-door Mahindra Thar begin!

Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV:

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Five-door Thar’s rear end gets only minor differences from the three-door version.

Unlikely to get a soft top option, but a plastic hard top with removable panels could be offered.

Expected to get retuned versions of the existing Thar’s 2-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines with manual and automatic options.

Launch expected in early 2023.
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Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV: Unlikely to get a soft top option, but a plastic hard top with removable panels could be offered.

Expected to get retuned versions of the existing Tharís 2-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines with manual and automatic options.
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1. Soft top will not be a practical option for a 5 door Thar so thats a good call.
2. A hardtop with removable panels will be superb ; like the Jeepís Freedom Top or BesTopís efforts. I just wish they would offer this as a paid factory retro-fit upgrade to the 3 door Thar as well.
3. Any idea what sort of power these re-tuned engines will put out?
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1. Soft top will not be a practical option for a 5 door Thar so thats a good call.
2. A hardtop with removable panels will be superb ; like the Jeep’s Freedom Top or BesTop’s efforts. I just wish they would offer this as a paid factory retro-fit upgrade to the 3 door Thar as well.
3. Any idea what sort of power these re-tuned engines will put out?
Dada, as of now I can only answer the last question. My Birdie told me that the power will be retuned. Its is not going to be the same tune as being sold with 3 Door. I do not agree with him because we have seen with Thar, ScorpioN and XUV700 that Mahindra did not hold back the Engines or detune them.

He is also expecting the price to be 2.5L to 3.5L more than what the current versions are for, though introductory prices will be in place too. His logic was -

Petrol mstallion is in 2 states with Mahindra right now, one is common both for XUV700 and ScorpioN, which is 200 BHP.
Diesel mHawk is in 186 Bhp state only. He is not sure that Mahindra will have a separate state of tune for 5 Door Thar.
Classic Scorpio has a different tune of the same Engine.
Thar Petrol and Thar Diesel also have different tune of the same mHawk and mStallion Engines.

XUV 700 has 4695mm Length, 1890mm Width, 1755mm Height, 1960-2040 Kg Kerb Weight, 2750 mm Wheelbase.
ScorpioN has 4,662mm length, 1917 mm Width, 1857mm Height, 2510 Kg is the Gross Weight, same wheelbase as that of XUV.

I have been searching a lot to find any details related to the above for 5 Door Thar, only rumour I came across was that it will be 4300mm in length.

If you recall from the Official statement via Mahindra, it will share the same Wheelbase as that of ScorpioN. If that holds true, we will or might get the same tune of Engine as that of ScorpioN and XUV700.

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Old 10th November 2022, 10:08   #189
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I have been searching a lot to find any details related to the above for 5 Door Thar, only rumour I came across was that it will be 4300mm in length.

If you recall from the Official statement via Mahindra, it will share the same Wheelbase as that of ScorpioN. If that holds true, we will or might get the same tune of Engine as that of ScorpioN and XUV700.
A more powerful diesel and petrol engine is always welcome and also the confirmation for the length increase too. However can you confirm if the 5 door Thar will be equipped with rear disc brakes as well ?
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Re: Field trials of the 5-door Mahindra Thar begin!

Do we know why the roof behind the second row is taller than the rest of the car?. Compared to Wrangler, that part looks odd. Any ideas?
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Re: Field trials of the 5-door Mahindra Thar begin!

Unpopular opinion (or may be not!): With the 5 door version, I feel the Thar looks like a wider Armada! Is Mahindra overkilling the otherwise good looking car?
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Unpopular opinion (or may be not!): With the 5 door version, I feel the Thar looks like a wider Armada! Is Mahindra overkilling the otherwise good looking car?
I for one have the opposite opinion. I feel the current Thar is wider and its length is comparatively shorter. Whereas 5-door looks to be more proportionate. In fact I always find Thar CRDE to be more balanced in terms of dimensions. But then again I could be biased as I have a CRDE and am waiting for 5-door.
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This could be a great budget alternative to the Scorpio-N but most likely and as expected, the prices will play spoilsport.
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Now my mom can actually accept the Thar!
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Doesn't look half as bad as I thought it would Looking at this, I am certain that the 3-door Thar was intentionally designed to be as (extra) wide as it is, so that the 5-door Thar (must be on the cards from day-1) does not look disproportionate when it comes out.
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