Mahindra Thar: Today the cheaper version of Mahindra Thar will be launched. However, this off-road SUV has come a long way. The history of this car begins around the time of India’s independence. Today we will tell you how was the journey of Mahindra Thar for almost 72 years.
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Mahindra Thar History: Indian SUV specialist auto company Mahindra today Mahindra Thar Will launch a new and cheaper model of. Today’s Affordable Rear-Wheel (2WD) version will be offered. You may be surprised to know that Mahindra Thar is India’s first SUV. Its history is also as old as the independence of the country. The off-road SUV has gone through many phases during this time. From the beginning till now many changes have been made to improve it. Let’s take a look at the journey of Thar from the past till today.
Mahindra & Mahindra entered the Indian car market with the Willys Jeep. In 1947, Mahindra started assembling the Willys Jeep. However, its production started from 1949. The Mahindra Thar debuted with the Willys CJ-3A Jeep. It was an off-road SUV, which gave a new direction to many off-road vehicles of the future. This was also the first look of the Mahindra Thar. This SUV got tremendous popularity in India.
New identity from CJ-3B
1953 saw a major change in the Mahindra Thar. This year, the company launched the CJ-3B model, upgrading the CJ-3A Jeep. The special thing was that this model was equipped with the power of the famous Hurricane engine. At the same time, it was the first SUV that looked different from military cars. Mahindra gave it a 2.2 liter petrol engine and 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive options. This model had gained tremendous popularity in India.
Thar made from MM540 to Major
1985 was the year when Mahindra started its journey away from the Willys. This year the company launched the Mahindra MM540 SUV. It was the first SUV from the company which was different from the CJ series. After this, changes were made in it according to the need. It was also given the Mahindra Rakshak look for the military. The name of Mahindra Classic SUV was also added to the story of Mahindra Thar. However, the last model to carry the Jeep identity was the Mahindra Major.
Mahindra Thar for the first time in 2010
2010 was the most special year for Mahindra Thar, because this year Mahindra Thar was launched for the first time in the Indian market. Apart from the 4×4 wheel drive option in Thar, 2.6 liter and 2.5 liter engine options were given. This is the first SUV, which we know by the name of Thar. The first model of Thar ruled the Indian roads for 10 years. In 2020, the new version of Mahindra Thar off-road SUV was launched.
Craze continues till today
Since the inception of Mahindra Thar till now, Indian people have taken this SUV hand-in-hand. Since 1947, the condition of the country’s roads was very poor. In such a situation, the off-road SUV became the travel companion of the people. At the same time, Thar rules Indian hearts on the basis of off-road ride, look and style, powerful specifications and features. Now it has to be seen what will be special in the Thar to be launched today.