Mahindra Thar 4×4 vs Maruti Suzuki Jimny
Mahindra has made the two-wheel drive version of its well-liked SUV Thar available in India. The off-roading prowess of the SUV, which has carved out a niche, underwent a generational shift in 2020. While the Mahindra SUV faces few rivals in its class, this may not be the case for much longer.
Maruti Suzuki, the biggest carmaker in India, is prepared to release the Jimny 5-door there. The SUV is anticipated to debut on January 13 at the Auto Expo 2023. So, if you’ve been wanting to upgrade your garage with a new off-road vehicle, here’s a comparison between the Jimny and Thar 2WD.
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Mahindra Thar Engine
Engines for the Mahindra Thar 2WD are offered in both diesel and gasoline versions. The 2.0-liter gasoline engine has a 152bhp and 300Nm torque output. The engine employed here is a 1.5-liter diesel with 118.5bhp and 300Nm of torque. The XUV 300 also uses the same component. Both engines may be used with manual or automated gearboxes.
Maruti Jimny engine
The Jimny most likely has the same 1.5-liter petrol engine as other Maruti cars like the Ertiga and Brezza. The engine is expected to generate 130Nm of torque and 103bhp. There will be a manual and automatic gearbox option for the Jimny.
Mahindra Thar 5 door
Mahindra Thar has dimensions of 1896 mm in height, 1855 mm in width, and 3985 mm in length. It sports a 2450 mm-long wheelbase and a 226 mm ground clearance. The Thar is offered as both a hardtop and a convertible. Despite the Thar’s well-known appearance and resemblances to the Jeep Wrangler, Mahindra’s additions distinguish the SUV.
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Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 Door
3850mm in length, 1645mm in breadth, and 1730mm in height are the estimated dimensions of the Jimny. Its broad wheel arches, vertical front grille, and spherical headlights give it a boxy overall look resembling a smaller G-Wagon. It had a 2550mm wheelbase and 210mm of ground clearance. The 5-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be offered at launch in India.
Mahindra Thar features
A touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel drive, a multi-function steering wheel, front fog lights, TPMS, automatic air conditioning, and a brake locking differential are just a few of the comfort amenities available in the Thar.
Maruti Jimny Features
Additionally, several comfort features including a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS + EBD, Basic 4WD, hill hold, hill descent control, and LED projector headlights are predicted for the Jimny.
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On road Price
Mahindra Thar 5 door price
Starting at Rs. 9.99 lacs, the Mahindra Thar 2WD debuted in India (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door price
Although the Maruti Suzuki Jimny’s price has not been officially confirmed, it is anticipated to be in the Rs 10 lacs bracket.