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The Maruti Jimny vs. Mahindra Thar Battle: Guess Which Car Emerges As a Winner

Maruti Jimny intends to challenge Thar's dominance in the car market. Check out the what the audience likes better between the two SUVs.

Edited By : Malika Sahni | Updated: Nov 23, 2023 10:25 IST
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The Maruti Jimny and Mahindra’s Thar have been in the spotlight for SUV enthusiasts, with comparisons arising between these two vehicles upon Jimny’s launch. While Jimny aims to challenge Thar’s dominance in the car market, sales data reveals a stronger affinity among consumers for the Mahindra Thar.

In October, a substantial gap was observed in sales figures, with a total of 5593 units of Thar sold compared to 1852 units of Jimny in the same period. Notably, Jimny’s sales have seen a consistent decline since July, whereas Thar’s sales have remained steady, maintaining an average figure of around five thousand units each month.

Let’s delve into the features and prices of both, enabling you to make an informed decision about which SUV suits your preferences.

Mahindra Thar:

This robust SUV is available in two trims, offering both 4-wheel and rear-wheel drive options. With a starting price of Rs 10.98 lakh (ex-showroom), it accommodates four passengers. The car presents six color choices and three engine options, including a 2-liter petrol powertrain with turbo engine alternatives. Notably, it’s equipped with both manual and automatic transmissions, delivering a maximum power of up to 150 bhp and a mileage of 15.2 kmpl with its 6-speed gearbox.

Maruti Jimny

The Jimny, an impressive all-wheel-drive vehicle, is exclusively available in the petrol version, starting at Rs 12.74 lakh (ex-showroom). It seats four individuals and offers two trims: Zeta and Alpha. The SUV boasts a ground clearance of 210 mm, ideal for navigating challenging terrains. It operates with a 1462 cc engine, featuring six variants and a boot space of 211 liters. The Jimny provides both manual and automatic transmissions, comes in seven colors, and offers a maximum mileage of up to 16.94 kmpl. It’s available with two gearboxes: 5-speed and 4-speed, delivering 105 PS power and 134 Nm torque.

Sales Data Summary

Mahindra Thar Sales:
– October: 5593
– September: 5413
– August: 5951
– July: 5265

Maruti Jimny Sales:
– October: 1852
– September: 2651
– August: 3104
– July: 3778

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First published on: Nov 23, 2023 10:25 AM IST

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