Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s popular car manufacturers, unveiled an electric version of their Thar SUV in South Africa on Independence Day. The company had previously shared glimpses of this electric wonder through teaser images, sparking curiosity among car enthusiasts. However, the decision to launch the electric Thar.e commercially is yet to be confirmed, leaving fans hopeful for the prospect of an electric 4×4 champion.
The price of the car will be shared soon.
The Thar.e is developed from scratch as part of Mahindra’s “Born Electric” initiative. With five doors, the Thar.e proudly sports a fresh Mahindra logo.
However, it’s important to note that Thar.e is currently in its conceptual stage, subject to changes before its official launch.
Thar.e and its Features:
Unlike its regular fuel-powered sibling Thar, the Thar.e SUV takes a different path by adopting Mahindra’s creative INGLO (INdia GLObal) electric platform, known as P1. This platform, which also serves as the foundation for other electric SUVs, has a unique design where the battery lies flat between the wheels.
This smart design lets Mahindra adjust things like the length of the car and the space between the wheels. With the Thar.e, Mahindra has made the car’s wheelbase a bit longer, somewhere between 2,775 mm and 2,975 mm, creating extra space from the front of the car to the front wheel.
A Look into the Future:
The Thar.e is breaking away from its traditional style and embracing a more modern look. It has square LED headlights, a shiny black front that stands tall and strong, and a tough steel front bumper. On the sides, they’ve added two extra doors, giving the car a longer and more polished appearance. The SUV shows off big alloy wheels and bold wheel arches. Plus, the spare wheel is on the back door, and the tail lights are bright LED ones.
Made for Drivers:
When you step inside the Thar.e, you’ll notice it’s all about the driver. The inside feels special with 75 different sounds that start playing as soon as you open the door or switch between driving modes. These sounds were chosen by famous musician A R Rahman. And for those who love to go off-road in muddy places, there’s a water hose inside the car to help you clean up easily.
Mahindra’s Exciting Vision:
The Thar.e isn’t just another electric car. It’s something special that shows how Mahindra is bringing new ideas to life. This upcoming SUV is filled with cool features thanks to the INGLO platform’s smart design. People are excitedly waiting for this SUV, which is expected to hit the roads between 2025 and 2026. The Thar.e was introduced at the FutureScape event in Cape Town, where Mahindra’s determination to change the way we think about electric cars shines through.