MUMBAI, 16 August 2023: Mahindra & Mahindra has made a significant leap towards sustainability by unveiling the Thar EV concept at an event held in South Africa. This groundbreaking concept, named Thar.e, marks Mahindra’s foray into the electric off-road vehicle domain and is poised for a potential launch in 2025.
Radically Revamped Design
The Thar EV concept boasts a design that sets it apart from its conventional counterpart available in the Indian market. The front fascia showcases squared-out LED headlamps with rounded corners, a robust steel front bumper, and sizable alloy wheels paired with pronounced wheel arches. The rear of the SUV features square LED taillamps and an integrated spare wheel mounted on the tailgate.
Immersive Interior Experience
Inside the cabin, the Thar EV promises an immersive experience enhanced by a repertoire of 75 distinct sounds that accompany various actions – from opening the door to engaging different drive modes. The interior also embraces modernity with a spacious infotainment screen, a digital driver’s display, and an avant-garde steering wheel.
Platform and Performance
Built on the innovative INGLO P1 platform, the Thar EV maintains its rugged off-road spirit while accommodating additional doors and a battery pack. The platform enables an impressive ground clearance of up to 300mm and offers a flexible wheelbase ranging from 2,775mm to 2,975mm.
Driving the Thar EV’s capabilities is a robust electric powertrain. Anticipated to be equipped with a 60kWH battery pack, this electric off-roader is expected to deliver an exceptional 4WD (four-wheel-drive) performance. The propulsion system is likely to adopt a dual motor setup, with one motor positioned on each axle – front and rear – to ensure power distribution to all four wheels.
Mahindra’s Thar EV concept not only signifies the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility but also marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of off-roading vehicles. With a futuristic design, captivating interior features, and an eco-friendly powertrain, the Thar EV concept holds the promise of redefining the off-road experience.
As Mahindra prepares to usher in a new era of electric off-roading, enthusiasts and environmentalists alike await the official launch in 2025, eager to embrace a greener and exhilarating path to adventure.