• New Thar diesel-auto has been spotted for the first time
  • New Thar will get Mahindra’s 2.2-litre diesel as well as a petrol engine.
  • Automatic gearbox will be a 6-speed torque converter unit by Aisin

Mahindra has been rigorously testing the new Thar and the 4×4 version was spotted earlier. Now spy pictures reveal that a test mule of the diesel-automatic variant has been spotted for the first time.

As we had reported earlier, Mahindra has confirmed an automatic gearbox option for the new Thar in a bid to widen its appeal. And the shot of the gear lever tells us this is the automatic-equipped version of the Thar.

New Thar engines and gearboxes

The new Thar will be powered by a BS6-compliant version of Mahindra’s 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which puts out around 140hp. The automatic option will be a 6-speed Aisin-sourced torque converter unit, while 6-speed manual…

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