Mahindra teases Thar.e concept, reveal on August 15

The Mahindra Thar.e will be built on the new dedicated EV platforms that the company is readying.

By Autocar India News Desk calendar 05 Aug 2023 Views icon5943 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Mahindra has teased the upcoming Thar EV concept ahead of its global debut on August 15 in South Africa. This confirms our scoop, and, as the teaser shows, the electric off-roader concept will be called the Thar.e.

Besides the moniker, the social media teaser also gives us a few more hints of what to expect. In terms of styling, the concept will feature Squircle like design elements seen in the LED lights. The lights also show a pixel structure similar to the pickup concept that Mahindra will showcase at the event.

However, the biggest clue about what can be expected is the Born Electric lettering, indicating that the concept – and thus the production car – will be built on the new dedicated EV platforms that Mahindra is readying.

Electrifying a ladder-frame platform is technically posMsible, with the Ford F150 Lightning pickup being an example. Given that Mahindra is also a commercial vehicle manufacturer, electrifying ladder-frame vehicles is something the brand has been exploring.

However, using the new born-electric platform for the Thar.e, Mahindra will not have to struggle with weight and space issues the current Thar’s ladder-frame would pose. This would, therefore, also give the Thar.e a better range with lower weight and more space for its batteries. For now, details like its range and powertrain are not known, so stay tuned for more.

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