Mahindra Thar

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Mahindra Thar
Mahindra Thar 2.5 CRDe 2011.jpg
ManufacturerMahindra & Mahindra Limited
Also calledMahindra Roxor (United States)
2018-present (United States)
AssemblyNasik, Maharashtra, India
Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Body and chassis
ClassCompact SUV
Mid-size SUV
UTV (United States)
LayoutFront engine, four-wheel drive

The Mahindra Thar is a compact and mid-size four-wheel drive off-road Jeep CJ-like SUV manufactured by Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. The vehicle was launched in the Indian market on October 4, 2010[1] to fill the void left by its predecessor the Mahindra MM540. The Thar has been voted one of the top 10 SUVs available in the Indian market.[citation needed] Three variants - DI 2WD, DI 4WD and CRDe, are available with soft top version.

The Thar also comes with a 7-seater option, though it can be converted into a two seater.

2012 Mahindra Thar 4X4 at Autocar Performance Car Show in Mumbai.

Mahindra Roxor[edit]

On March 2, 2018, Mahindra Automotive North America unveiled a variant of the Thar for the United States market called the Roxor at its assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is assembled from complete knock-down kits. Unlike the Thar, the Roxor is not street legal, and is positioned as a Side by Side off-road vehicle with a top speed of 45 mph. The Roxor is powered by a 2.5L turbodiesel four-cylinder engine producing 62 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is available as an option. It is only available with two seats, a 148-inch body length, and a 96-inch wheelbase.[2]


  1. ^ "About the Thar".
  2. ^ "The Mahindra Roxor Is A Tiny Offroad Jeep That You Can Totally Buy In America".

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