Similar to recent Mahindra SUV releases like the XUV400, the 5-door Thar will feature a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen display, becoming a standard for SUVs. Test mules of the 5-door Thar, spotted recently, strongly suggest the inclusion of the larger touchscreen, with credit to The Car Show channel for the latest spy shots.
The infotainment system will be updated with AdrenoX software, supporting OTA updates, wireless Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Top-tier variants will receive a new 10.25-inch digital instrument console, possibly the same as the XUV700, while lower variants may adopt the semi-digital instrument console from the Scorpio N, featuring analogue dials and a center MID.
There’s speculation about the inclusion of a dashcam, offering front and rear recording functions, which could prove beneficial for legal and insurance purposes, as seen in viral videos. With a 300 mm longer wheelbase, the 5-door Thar will offer spacious interiors, particularly benefiting rear passengers, along with a larger boot space and intelligently designed cabin with increased storage options.
Mahindra plans to use better quality materials, potentially including semi-leatherette and leatherette seats, along with individual armrests for the driver and front passenger, front-facing seats for rear passengers, and customization options for accommodating various luggage items. Higher trims may feature a single-pane sunroof.
Spy shots reveal new 19-inch alloys with 255/60 rubber. Production of the 5-door Thar is expected to launch in India by Q3 2024, with a projected output of around 4,000 units per month. The SUV might be launched as the Thar Armada, one of the names recently trademarked by Mahindra.