Mahindra Thar CRDe
Mahindra recently debuted the company’s latest SUV, the so-called Thar CRDe, in New Delhi, with the rest of the country scheduled to receive the vehicle in the first month of next year.
Although it’s being called a life style vehicle, the Thar CRDe is only powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine that generates just 105 horsepower and 247 Nm of torque.
Mahindra Thar CRDe Features
The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and, thanks to a BorgWarner manual shift transfer case, it’s able to do wonders in off-road environments. And because we’re talking about off-roading, the car has an approach angle of 46 degree and a departure angle of 30 degree with 200mm (7 inches) ground clearance.
Mahindra Thar CRDe standard features include air-conditioning, power steering, independent front suspension, as well as stabilizer bars that guarantee limitless off-roading.
“Having realized the potential of this emerging segment of off-road enthusiasts and lifestyle seekers, we have launched the Thar.
The Thar is an extension of our legacy and what Mahindra stands for. Popular amongst generations of off-road enthusiasts, style seekers and even war-veterans, not many vehicles share the same legendary past and iconic status of the Mahindra Thar CRDe,” M&M’s Chief executive, Rajesh Jejurikar, said in a statement.
And Mahindra doesn’t stop here. The company confirmed it is working on several other projects and new models are likely to be presented in the second half of 2011.
“We are working on a lot of models. There will be a pick up on a completely new platform,” said Arun Malhotra, senior vice-president (sales and customer care, Mahindra & Mahindra), according to livemint.com. “We plan to bring it in the second of 2011. It will be positioned near the top-end of our commercial vehicle pickup range, with a payload capability of above 1 tonne.”
The Thar has been offered in two variants including Thar CRDe 4×4 BS IV and Thar DI BS III that carries a price tag of Rs 5.99 lacs (ex showroom Delhi) and Rs 4.47 lacs (ex showroom Jaipur), respectively.
Mahindra Thar CRDe Technical Specifications:
|Engine||Euro IV 2498 cc, CRDe, Turbo diesel|
|Power||105 bhp @ 3,800 rpm|
|Torque||247 Nm @ 1,800-2,000 rpm|
|4×4 Transfer case||Borg Warner – 2 ratio manual
(High: 1: 1, Low: 2.48:1),
Front auto locking hubs
|Front axle||Full floating 4.3:1|
|Rear axle||Semi floating 4.3:1|
|Suspension||Front: Independent, torsion bar
Rear: Non-independent, leaf spring
|Ground clearance||200 mm|
|Approach angles||Front: 46 deg, Rear: 30 deg, Ramp: 15 deg|
|Kerb weight||1,750 Kg|
|Front track||1,445 mm|
|Rear track||1,346 mm|
Mahindra Thar CRDe