Re: Rumour: Mahindra Thar 4x4 to get new entry-level variant; to take on Maruti Jimny
Just when we thought that the RWD Thar was for rivalling the Jimny, Mahindra has gone for another base 4x4 version. Or is it that Mahindra has some insider info and the Jimny pricing is making them jittery?
Though IMO, this is more of the base version that would have anyday come, but Mahindra may have wanted to postpone to create lifestyle
image for the Thar. I am happy with just AC and power steering, but wonder what they are going to delete in this AX version? Power windows? Height adjustable driver seat? Rear defogger?
Though the wording; Thar AX AC
reminds me of older 4x4 Mahindras. Either have power steering or have 4x4.
Originally Posted by SN88
How about launching a base variant which is a fwd with a softer comfort suspension set up? Wont it have many city takers?
RWD or FWD is not going to make any difference to ride quality. It is just that in our dear market, most RWDs (except for ze Germans) have been BoF UVs. And our market doesn't have any dearth of FWD models, so let the base Thar be RWD. Though I do believe that by the next generation, Mahindra would make the Thar a sub brand and introduce a boxy small monocoque FWD crossover for volumes.