Mahindra and Mahindra has taken the covers off the Thar.e, the electric concept SUV based on its flagship off-road SUV Thar, at an event in Cape Town, South Africa today (August 15). The Thar electric concept SUV is radically different in terms of its looks with several new elements signifying Mahindra’s upcoming off-road electric SUV’s design language. The Mahindra Thar electric SUV will be part of the carmaker’s Born Electric lineup.
During the presentation, Mahindra has confirmed that the Thar electric SUV will be based on the INGLO-P1 EV platform. The platform is curated for improved range with expanded battery capacity and lower bodyweight of the vehicle. The Thar.e will also offer increased ground clearance and will come with all-wheel drive technology. Mahindra revealed that the Thar.e electric concept SUV will come with a wheelbase ranging between 2,776 mm and 2,976mm. The ground clearance of the electric SUV will be around 300 mm.
In terms of its looks, the Thar.e is radically different from the standard Thar SUVs sold in India. The LED headlights at the front now wears a new square design with LED bars placed on the grille give the impression of the carmaker’s signature slats. The concept EV also gets a Thar.e badging on the black closed-out grille as well as a chunky bumper at the front. It also stands on a massive set of all-terrain wheels.