In a way, the Thar has been more than 60 years in the making. Mahindra built its first utility vehicle in 1947, when it assembled completely knocked down (CKD) jeeps in India. Rough, uncertain driving conditions across the country led Mahindra to design its own powerful, handle-anything UV- the MM540. The Thar celebrates this rich heritage by sharing the MM540’s iconic original frame. But under the hood, it’s a different beast. Its turbocharged intercooled NEF CRDe Euro IV engine devours the roughest terrain. Ground clearance of 200mm and extreme approach and departure angles mean the Thar can climb over anything. And its classic body on frame chassis is virtually indestructible.