Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the Thar Daybreak Edition with solid-roof for the first time showcased at Surat Auto Expo.
The company had showcased the Thar Daybreak Edition previously at the 2016 Auto Expo and 2017 Autocar Performance show which came with an open roof.
Thar Daybreak Edition is designed and developed in-house by the Mahindra Customisation division. The Daybreak Edition is available in matte grey exterior paint and once ordered will take two months for delivery.
The Customisation kit features projectors headlamps with LED ring, Metallic black front grille, re-profiled front fenders, bonnet scoop and an electric winch.
Huge 37-inch Maxxis Trepador tyres offer higher ground clearance and easy rock climbing ability. The Daybreak edition also comes with a set of Stinger Bumpers and chrome-finished dual exhausts.
Interiors get bucket seats with a single bench at the rear, red finishes on the dashboard and air vents. The DayBreak edition also gets a touchscreen infotainment system.
The Daybreak Edition customization kit reportedly costs Rs 9.6 lakh and the solid roof additionally costs Rs. 1.5 lakh extra.
Thar is powered bya 2.5-litre CRDe engine which produces 79 kW (105 bhp) at 3,800 rpm and 247 Nm of torque between 1,800-2,000 rpm. Transmission option includes a 5 Speed Manual for the 2WD and additionally also gets a BORGWARNER (Manual Shift) with High & Low Reduction Gear Transfer Case for the 4wd variant.
There is no real competition to Thar SUV in the Indian market but competitors are launching vehicles which compete to some extent with the Thar.