Mahindra is holding an auction for the new Thar ahead of its dispatch, with the current bid amount crossing Rs 92.5 lakh. The model up for sale will be the serial no. 1 second-gen Thar to be delivered and displays the moniker 'Thar #1'. Enrollment requires a refundable deposit and all the proceeds of the auction will work to neutralize the pandemic through one of three establishments. Mahindra will contribute a sum equivalent to the measure of the highest bid offer at the closing bell on September 29. Earlier, the date for this was September 27 but was extended due to good response.
The model up for sale, the Thar #1, is based on the top-spec LX trim and will get unique embellishments to make it stand out. The buyer will get to choose from six shading choices alongside "Thar #1" badging on the outside. The badging will likewise include the proprietor's initials. Inside, the number '1' will be embellished on the seats and the dashboard.
Under the hood, it will be controlled by one of two motors: a 130PS 2.2-litre diesel motor or a 150PS 2.0-litre petroleum unit. In the LX variation, the two motors get an automatic gearbox however just the diesel gets the choice of a manual transmission.
It will be offered in three trims: AX, AX Optional, and LX. Bookings for the Thar will begin on October 2. It is expected to be dispatched with costs Rs 9.75 lakh onwards. It will bolt horns with the up and coming Force Gurkha and Maruti Jimny.