Mahindra Thar diesel 4x2 still commands over 1 year waiting period

Mahindra Thar waiting period

The problem of plenty continues at Mahindra and with its popular models such as Thar, Scorpio N and the XUV700. Despite its manufacturing plant operating at nearly full capacity, the waiting period for the Thar extends up to a maximum of 15-16 months, especially for the 4x2 variants. This has remained unchanged from August 2023 when we reported on Mahindra’s order backlog of over 2.8 lakh SUVs of which 68,000 bookings comprised the Thar with an average of 10,000 new bookings each month.

  1. Thar 4x4 variants command up to 5-6 months waiting period
  2. 4x2 variants have up to 15-16 months of waiting period
  3. Prices range between Rs 10.98 lakh-16.94 lakh

Mahindra Thar 4x2 waiting period

The Thar's diesel 4x2 variants have the maximum waiting period of 15-16 months for the two trims it’s available on. The petrol 4x2 variants, meanwhile, have a much lower waiting period of about five months on average, although this too has gone up marginally over the last few months. The Thar 4x2 is only available with a hardtop.

The Thar 4x2 gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 118hp and 300Nm of torque. There is no automatic gearbox on this Thar diesel 4x2, but only a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol, 2.0-litre mStallion is carried over from the Thar 4x4 and this engine produces 152hp and 300Nm of torque with only a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Prices for the Thar 4x2 range between Rs 10.98 lakh and Rs 13.77 lakh. This is considerably lower than the 4x4 models as the 2WD is categorised in the lower tax slab of sub-4m vehicles, and therefore, demand is also much higher. 

Mahindra Thar 4x4 waiting period

4x4 variants of the Thar command a waiting period of 5-6 months on average across all petrol, diesel, hardtop and soft-top variants – an increase of about two months from before.

The Thar 4x4 is available in two engine options: the 2.0-litre petrol mStallion mentioned above and a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 132hp and 300Nm of torque. Unlike the 2WD variants, the 4x4s come with the option for both 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. The Thar 4x4 also gets a manual-shift 4x4 transfer case, and some models have a manual-locking differential.

Prices for the Thar 4x4 currently range between Rs 14.04 lakh-16.27 lakh for the petrol, while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 14.60 lakh-16.94 lakh. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.)

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