The Thar is also available with a DI engine as a base variant.
Mahindra & Mahindra introduced its 4X4 off-roader the Thar CRDe, in India.
The Thar CRDe is an evolved version of the Mahindra CJ340, the MM 540, the Classic and the Legend.
It is priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (ex showroom Delhi, BS IV variant).
The vehicle is powered by a 2498cc engine (77 kw/105 BHP) and has a 5 speed - manual transmission.
The Thar will be launched in Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Mangalore and Jaipur by end December and the rest of India by January 2011.
The Thar DI will be positioned as a lifestyle vehicle for the rural market with both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive options.
The BS III variant will be priced at Rs 4.47 lacs, ex showroom Jaipur.
The Mahindra Group started its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India.