Mahindra will be auctioning the first Thar for charity. The auction will be held between September 24-27.
The company has launched a new page where those who are interested can register for the auction. The Thar #1 will come with a customized badge with the winner’s initials, serial number 1 on a special decorative VIN plate on the dashboard and leatherette seats. The winning bidder will be able to choose between a hard or soft top, petrol or diesel powertrain with either a manual or automatic gearbox. The car will be offered in the LX trim.
Mahindra will also match the highest bid and the entire proceeds will be donated to either Naandi Foundation, Swades Foundation, or PM CARES fund – based on the choice of the winning bidder.
The Thar is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder mStallion petrol engine that produces 150 BHP and 320 Nm. It is also available with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit that makes 130 BHP and 320 Nm. Both engines are available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel drive system with a manual shift transfer case is standard across all variants.
The SUV boasts of a breakover angle of 27 degrees, approach angle of 41.8 degrees, departure angle of 36.8 degrees, 650 mm water wading capability, 226 mm ground clearance, and gradeability of 31 degrees. It gets features like brake locking differential, advanced roll over mitigation, hill hold and hill descent control. The SUV rides on 18-inch wheels 255/65 all-terrain tyres.
Take a look at the 50 observations of the 2020 Thar here.
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