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Thar was the best selling Mahindra for January 2022

Who could have imagined that a Lifestyle Offroader could become the best-selling model for an OEM in the Indian market? Mahindra Thar emerged as the highest-selling model in January 2022 and contributed to over 23 percent of Mahindra's volumes last month.


The second-gen Thar was launched in 2020 and reflected Mahindra’s desire to make the model for a mainstream vehicle without compromising on its off-road abilities. Mahindra added more creature comforts to the vehicle such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, roof-mounted weather-resistant speakers, a color multi-info display for the instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls, and cruise control.


Since its launch in 2020, Thar has been a runaway success and has been garnering volumes even much beyond Mahindra's expectations. It also recently launched a brand campaign to strengthen its connect with the millennials, a growing customer base for the All-New Mahindra Thar.

  • Thar sales grew by 47% YoY and 117% over last month. It surpassed the volumes of XUV300 & Bolero to become Mahindra's best seller for January 2022.

  • XUV300 ranked second on the list and sold over 4.5k units last month.

  • XUV700 is slowly gaining volumes crossed 4k unit sales for the first time since launch!

  • M&M has been able to bill the first 14,000 XUV700s by January 2022 and has registered close to 1,00,000 bookings since launch!