As compared to the current Mahindra Thar, the 2020 Thar will be more advanced and contemporary.
Even though Dr. Goenka confirmed that work on second gen Mahindra Thar is in progress, it is only expected to be launched by 2020. A report from earlier this month said that the design of the next gen Thar is not yet finalized, so as of now no specific details are available.
Shoeb R Kalania made a rendering of what he thinks would be the design approach Mahindra will take for the upcoming Mahindra Thar.
However, it is still a speculative design. Featuring a combination of retro and contemporary touches that usual off-roader concepts have, we are hoping that the next gen Thar will finally stray from the Willy’s inspired design, and feature a unique design.
According to reports both Pininfarina and SsangYong may provide inputs for the second-gen Thar, along with Mahindra’s own design team. Dr. Goenka said, “For every vehicle that Mahindra develops, we will seek three proposals for its design. One each from Ssangyong, Pininfarina and our team.”
Other than the Indian market, Mahindra may also export it to other markets where off-roaders are in demand, like U.S. Mahindra is planning to start their operations in U.S. with an off-roader as their first product. There is no confirmation that this will be the next-gen Thar, but it could be related to it.