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Mahindra gifts Thar to PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik

Team OD  | Updated: September 08, 2016, 05:01 PM IST

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik made India proud with their medal winning performances. Although it's been a few weeks since the event ended, both athletes continue to receive numerous awards and accolades from various government bodies.

Now Mahindra and Mahindra has felicitated India's Rio Olympic stars with a Mahindra Thar. The company has honoured both the athletes for their historic performance at the Rio Olympics. PV Sindhu was felicitated with a silver coloured Thar for winning a silver medal while a red coloured Thar was given to Sakshi Malik for winning a bronze medal. The picture shows that the Mahindra Thar's gifted to them are equipped with customised bits like modified bumpers, bull bars and snorkels.

Olympic winners_Picture

Speaking at the felicitation ceremony, Pawan Goenka, executive director, Mahindra and Mahindra, said, "It is my pleasure to felicitate Sindhu and Sakshi with the Mahindra Thar as they put India on the global map with their historic victory... Fighting all odds to come out on top, they symbolise the go-anywhere spirit of the Thar."

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics. What makes this victory even more commendable is that this was the first time the 21-year old was participating in an Olympic event. Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the 58kg category of women's wrestling. The 23-year old is the first Indian women wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

Mahindra and Mahindra had introduced the Thar facelift in July last year which received an updated cabin and a new mechanical differential lock. It is powered by a 2.5-litre CRDe engine which is good for 106PS and 247Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. We have listed five reasons that should make you consider buying a Thar and five reasons why you shouldn't.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.6 Lakhs
Displacement
2523cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
107
Max Torque(Nm)
183
Mileage
16 Kmpl

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