The legend of the Mahindra Thar 4x4 has been in the making for more than seventy years. The adventurer’s car of choice, Mahindra’s original all-terrain, come-what-may vehicle. It’s not only about butch and brawn, though, as there is a factory fitted air conditioner and heater with multi-directional vents to keep you comfortable in any circumstances. The Mahindra Thar 4x4 also has wide front seats to reduce the strain of driving over long distances, a steering wheel and gear lever designed to fit your hands and positioned exactly as you need them. 


Backlit instrument panel with digital odometer

A backlit instrument panel with digital odometer makes sure that you are aware at all times.

Auto-locking hubs

The auto-locking hubs disconnect the front axle when not required, reducing wear and tear and increasing fuel efficiency.

Digital immobiliser

The factory-fitted digital immobiliser with encrypted key-recognition system provides individualised security to the Thar.

79kW @ 3,800 r/min power and 247Nm @ 1,800 – 2,000 r/min torque

Windshield demister

Easily defog your window from condensation and frost for a clear and safe view.

Flexible mud-flaps front and rear

Flexible mud-flaps on the front and rear can help save you from irritating dings and dents.

Spare wheel on rear tailgate

Borg Warner 4WD system with 2.48 crawl ratio

Independent front suspension

Manual shift-on-the-fly 4WD with high and low ratio

The high and low ratio enables the driver to maintain headway under most conditions.

Mechanic locking rear differential

The mechanical locking differential provides enhanced traction on loose and slippery surfaces.

12V power outlet

Charge your devices on the go with a 12V power outlet.

Factory-fitted air conditioning and heating system

The Thar comes standard with a factory-fitted air conditioner and heater with multi-directional vents.

Wide, comfortable front seats

The front seats are wide and offer ample support to reduce strain when driving over long distances.

Power steering

Power steering makes manoeuvrability a breeze with a car-like turning circle of 5.75m.

Removable black canvas canopy

The removable black canvas canopy helps you to immerse in nature.

Clear lens headlamps

Clear lens headlamps provide powerful light over any terrain.

Style line pressed into front doors

A stylish pressed line on the front doors gives the Thar its tough look.

High approach and departure angles (44⁰ and 27⁰ respectively)

Traditional high approach (44º) and departure angles (27º) with a 15º ramp over angle.

200 mm ground clearance

The Thar’s 200mm ground clearance allows the vehicle to drive more easily off-road.

2.5L turbo-diesel engine

The Thar has a 2.5l turbo-diesel engine which provides the ultimate balance of power and torque (78kW and 247Nm respectively).

Pricing & Specifications

TCI-CRDe (Soft Top)

R242 999

(incl VAT)


R305 999

(incl VAT)

Engine designation NEF TCI-CRDe
Fuel type Diesel
Capacity 2498 cc
Cylinders 4
Bore and stroke 17.8:1
Induction Turbocharged with Common Rail Injection
Valve train 4 Valves per Cylinder
Power 79kW @ 3,800 r/min
Torque 247Nm @ 1,800 ~ 2,000 r/min
Fuel consumption (combined cycle) 8,9l/100 km
Drive 4WD
Type 5-speed manual
Low range Yes
Traction enhancement Mechanical locking differential (MLD) EATON
4WD hubs Auto-locking
Shift on-the-fly from 2WD to 4WD Yes
Type IFS with torsion bar and stabiliser bar
Shock absorbers Hydraulic, dual acting, telescopic
Suspension travel 194 mm
Type Semi-elliptical leaf springs
Shock absorbers Hydraulic, dual acting, telescopic
Type Dual hydraulic circuit with tandem master cylinder, vacuum-assisted servo with auto slack adjuster
Front 226 mm discs
Rear 282 mm drums
Overall length 3920 mm
Wheelbase 2430 mm
Overall height 1930 mm
Overall width 1726 mm
Track front 1445 mm
Track rear 1346 mm
Ground clearance 200 mm
Approach angle 44°
Departure angle 27°
Breakover angle 15°
Wading depth 500 mm
Fuel tank 60 litres
Wheels and tyres 6,5J x 16 steel, full wheel caps, 235/70 R16 tyres
Turning radius 5.75 m
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) 2200 kg
Gross Combination Mass (GCM) 2950 kg
Tare mass 1745 kg
Towing capacity 750 kg
Iconic, body-colour 6-slat grille
Black fender extensions and styled front bumper
Black side steps
Black side rear view mirrors (manual)
Removable black canvass canopy
Style line pressed into front doors
Chrome badging
Spare wheel on rear tailgate
Clear lens headlamps
Manual locking fuel flap
Emergency recovery points front and rear
Flexible mud-flaps front and rear
Front bucket seats with 3-point safety belts
Adjustable headrests
Durable cloth seat trim
Dual-tone dashboard
Floor console with cup holders
3-pod instrument cluster with chromed bezels
Rubber floor covering in cabin front
Side impact beams
Dash-mounted passenger assist grip
Day/night rear view mirror
Silver accented bezels around air vents
Manual window winders
Thick-grip steering wheel with silver insert
Air conditioner
3-speed fan and front demister
2-speed windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe
Power steering
Digital immobilizer
Backlit instrumentation with digital odometer
Lockable glove-box
12V power outlet
Low fuel warning light
Seat belt warning light
Dsat Silver
Red Rage
Rocky Beige
Fixed canopies (Steel, fibreglass, aluminium)
Audio system (dealer-only option)
Warranty 2 years / 50 000 km
Service Plan 3 years / 60 000 km optional service plan