Mahindra Thar CRDe Launched in India: Technical Specifications, Features and Price

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.

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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.

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Mahindra Thar CRDe Features

Mahindra Thar CRDe

Mahindra Thar CRDe

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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

Mahindra Thar CRDe

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.

Mahindra Thar CRDe

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 “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
Transmission 5-speed manual
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

Brakes Front: Disks

Rear: Drum

Tyres 235/70 R16
Ground clearance 200 mm
Approach angles Front: 46 deg, Rear: 30 deg, Ramp: 15 deg
Kerb weight 1,750 Kg
Wheelbase 2,430 mm
Front track 1,445 mm
Rear track 1,346 mm
Length 1,710 mm
Width 2,430 mm
Height 1,930 mm

Mahindra Thar CRDe

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  • Rahul Khona

    Get your facts right. The Thar isn’t available with air conditioning as a standard. What it does have is a blower and a heater that operates off the coolant heat. And stabilizer bars are meant for serious cornering ON roads, not off them. Independent front suspension is a boon for tarmac driving characteristics but reduces off-road wheel articulation – a serious disadvantage when crawling over rocks and such because the tyres do not have contact with the ground; in other words, traction is minimised.

    If you’re evaluating cars, at least learn to drive one. And begin to understand what they are all about. Stop rehashing press releases.