Unfortunately, a Mahindra Thar was recently engaged in a tragic accident in Jharkhand, where the car was entirely crushed between two other vehicles. According to photographs of the damaged Mahindra Thar that have appeared on the internet, the Thar is severely damaged from the rear, top, and left side. The owner of that Mahindra Thar has now spoken out about the whole thing.
According to sources, the vehicle’s owner, Mrs Reena Rajesh, detailed the occurrence in a Facebook post in a group called “Mahindra Thar 2021 Official Owner’s Group.” On the day of the accident, the Thar owner’s husband was driving the SUV on NH33 when it was rear-ended by a truck. As a result, the SUV’s driver lost control of the vehicle. It eventually flipped over and collided with a parked truck on the side of the road.
Fortunately, the driver escaped with only a minor cut on his palm from a shattered piece of glass. The Thar, on the other hand, was severely damaged on all sides in this accident. However, the matter of concern was that the airbags failed to deploy during the accident. But a closer look at the images reveals that the impact on the front bumper was not severe enough to activate the airbag sensors installed behind it.
The front bumper of the crashed Mahindra Thar appears to be almost undamaged, which means that the airbag sensors failed to detect the impact and did not cause the front airbags to deploy.
It’s worth noting here that the Mahindra Thar received widespread acclaim after receiving a commendable 4-star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. The SUV was developed in-house and received 12.52 points out of a possible 17 for adult occupant protection and 41.11 points out of a possible 49 for child occupant protection.
This is the second-highest rating for child safety among the top 10 safest cars in India. The safety features offered in the new model of Mahindra Thar include dual airbags, a roll cage, ABS and rear parking sensors as standard, while the top-spec model gets Electronic Stability Protection (ESP) as well.
If we talk about the technical specifications of Mahindra Thar, the SUV is available with two engine options: a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. The mHawk130 DOHC 16-valve diesel engine is good for a maximum power of 130 BHP with a peak torque of 300 Nm.
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Coming to the petrol option, the mStallion150 T-GDi DOHC 16-valve petrol engine generates a maximum power of 150 BHP along with an utmost torque of 320 Nm. Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
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