Friday, 19 August 2016

Mahindra to gift Customized Thar to Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik

Sakshi Malik, the 23-year-old female wrestler has made India proud in World Platform by winning the first ever medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in freestyle wrestling. Now It’s time for India to thank her and that State Government already did by announcing Rs 2.5 crore price money and Railway thanked her by giving promotion from clerk to DMC and Rs 60 lakhs

Now Mahindra also joined this bandwidth, Mahindra’s head honcho, Mr Anand Mahindra has announced on Twitter that they will be gifting a brand new customized Mahindra Thar SUV to India’s Olympic Hero.

According to what the MD of the company revealed on a social networking website, Sakshi will soon be receiving a brand new Mahindra Thar customized to her taste. Although the level of customization remains unknown, it is likely that the model could take some cues from the modified Thar that was displayed at the brand’s pavilion during the 2016 Auto Expo.

New Mahindra Thar gets beefier bumpers, reprofiled grille and bonnet, flared wheel arches, tweaked side sheet metal design, new foot boards on the sides and a redesigned exhaust pipe.

Mahindra Thar employs a 2.5-litre DI diesel engine dishing out a modest 63 bhp and 195 Nm of torque or a Scorpio-derived 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine outputting 105 bhp and 247 Nm of torque. Both motors are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which drives the rear wheels.