Mahin­dra Thar CRDe

The Thar is back at the evo In­dia HQ

Evo India - - MOTOR SPORT - Ryan Lee (@ryan­lee814)

MMAHINDRA HAD bor­rowed the green Thar for the Royal Es­cape in Ra­jasthan a lit­tle while ago. Well, I think it got sun­burnt in the desert be­cause the Thar that came back is rather red. Jokes aside, a Thar is a Thar, so I’m not com­plain­ing.

It’s been two months since I joined evo In­dia and from my doorstep to work and back is a 45km round trip. I love us­ing the Thar for my com­mute be­cause it is very easy to drive in traf­fic. It is easy to ma­noeu­ver through rush hour traf­fic be­cause I don’t think any­one wants to mess with the beast. Also, the steer­ing on the new Thar is lighter com­pared to its pre­de­ces­sor.

On an­other note, I’m pat­ting my­self on the back for be­ing a bit clever. You see, Mahin­dra sent us the Thar fit­ted with Maxxis Bighorn 764 mud-tyres. From ex­pe­ri­ence I know they wear out fast on the road, es­pe­cially when it is so hot. So, I’ve sourced a set of JK Ranger all-ter­rain tyres for road use. They ride qui­eter and brake bet­ter and are gen­er­ally bet­ter suited than the mud-tyres. I’m sav­ing the Bighorns for the rains and the off-road ex­cur­sions I’ve planned for then. ⌧

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