New Mahindra Thar vs Mahindra Scorpio - Price Comparison
New Mahindra Thar vs Scorpio - Which One is Better Value?
With all the hype around the new Thar, the question is whether Mahindra would be influenced by all this and charge a hefty premium for the new Thar? The old Thar was just below the Rs 10 lakh mark and was a hardcore off-roader with no luxuries or features.
However, Mahindra wanted the new Thar to appeal to a wider audience and thus made it bigger, gave it a new modern platform, added more features, improved the interior quality and on-road driving behaviour.
With all these changes, Mahindra will of course price the new Thar higher, but how much and will the prices now move over or alongside the Scorpio? The Scorpio is a brand that is perhaps the most famous in the Mahindra range and it has its own fan following. Currently, the Scorpio starts at Rs 12.5 lakh and goes till Rs 16 lakh. The Scorpio is a family SUV over the Thar with five doors and more space but the new Thar gets the unique styling plus a lot of the modern day gadgets and technology. With that a Scorpio buyer might look at the new Thar and the new Thar might be similar in pricing.
There would be two basic trims levels on the new Thar with once focused on off-roading and the other with the focus on the luxuries and features. We expect the new Thar to be Rs 2 lakh more expensive over the old Thar with a starting price of Rs 12 lakh. Now that would be similar to the Scorpio and the top-end Thar would be near the Scorpio with about Rs 15-16 lakh in pricing terms also.
We will know about the Thar pricing on the 2nd of October but with its new luxurious cabin and features, many going for a Scorpio might be tempted for this as the Thar is more modern underneath. So yes, the new Thar is a lot more expensive and will match the Scorpio but it also justifies it in some ways.
Mahindra is also working on an all new Scorpio expected to be launched in Q2/2021. It will be based on the same platform as the new Thar. They may position the next gen Scorpio above the new Thar as a Premium Lifestyle SUV with more space, features and seating capacity.
Also read- New Thar first look
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