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Rumour: Next-gen Mahindra Thar to get automatic gearbox

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Thanks to BHPian r_devakumar for sharing this information with other enthusiasts.

If recent rumours are to be believed, then the next generation Mahindra Thar could be offered with an optional automatic transmission. It is expected to be launched around April 2020.

The new Thar will reportedly be based on the same chassis as the Scorpio. Spy images suggest that the SUV could be wider than the current model. It is likely to get a 7-slat grille with circular headlamps and chunky front and rear bumpers. Inside, the new model is expected to get a redesigned dashboard with provision for a touchscreen infotainment system. It is also likely to get redesigned seats with additional side bolstering.

The next generation Thar could be powered by a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. While a manual transmission is expected to be standard, all-wheel drive and a low range gearbox are also likely to be offered as part of the optional kit.

 
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