Rumour: Mahindra Thor (based on Thar) to launch in USA


Mahindra will be inaugurating their new assembly plant in Michigan, USA on November 20, 2017. According to a media report, the first product to roll off this production line could be an off-road vehicle based on the Mahindra Thar. Rumours suggest that it might be called ‘Thor’ in the US market, where it will be sold exclusively.

While details of the US-only Mahindra Thor are not available at this moment, some reports suggest that it might use the 1.6-litre Euro VI engine from the Ssangyong Tivoli. 

Another model that is expected to be built at the Michigan plant is a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). It will be an all-terrain vehicle with a wider and longer body. The off-roader is expected to feature a two-abreast seating layout, rollover protection and a cargo box at the rear. It will be classified as a recreational vehicle for off-road use.

Mahindra has reportedly invested US$ 1.5 billion in setting up the new 4,00,000 sq.ft. assembly plant. The company has already set up its North American headquarters in Troy, Michigan and has a technical centre in the same area. 

Source: Autocar Professional

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