That is because it was the variant with the front-facing rear seats that received the 4-star safety rating from Global NCAP recently.
By offering a more practical variant, Mahindra might turn the Thar into a prominent SUV contender.
The carmaker has literally put the car through its paces off the road in the cool video.
The 5-door variant of the SUV will likely be powered by the same engines as the 2021 3-door Thar.
It seems many have the same opinion on the new Thar's grille, that it looks like an afterthought.
Ahead of the off-road SUV's launch, we take a detailed look at what is present variant-wise on the new Thar.