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2020 Mahindra Thar gets stuck while off-roading: Old-gen Thar to the rescue

Mahindra launched the all-new Thar SUV in the market last year. It is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV one can buy in India. It quickly became popular among buyers and there is a waiting period as long as an year on the all-new Mahindra Thar. In comparison to the older generation Thar, the new version has improved a lot in every aspect. It is now a lot more comfortable, offers lot more features and improved in terms of fit and finish as well. The SUV has done all this without compromising its off-road abilities. It is still a good 4×4 SUV in this price range and we have seen several videos and images of all-new Mahindra Thar doing off-road activities. Here we have a video where a 2020 Mahindra Thar that gets beached during off-roading is rescued by an old-gen Mahindra Thar.

The video has been uploaded by Small Town Rider on his YouTube channel. The video shows a group of SUV owners having fun on an open space. On one side there is a steep climb and on of the Thar owner starts climbing up. The soil was very loose and there were rocks as well. It looked like a normal incline in video but, only after seeing the SUVs on that section one would realise how steep it is.

Within minutes others in the group join gather at this place and the vlogger then guides the driver to avoid any accidents. The vlogger then warns the driver that there is a small drop on the other side and if they are not careful, the SUVs will get stuck or hit the bottom quite badly. The group of Thar driver’s then figure out an alternate way to drive to the top of the incline.

2020 Mahindra Thar gets stuck while off-roading: Old-gen Thar to the rescue

After reaching the top, they start figuring out a way to flatten the section that was hitting the botton. Meanwhile one of the old-gen Thar tried going down and got stuck. Some members of the group then pushed it down. The group started creating a path for SUVs to come up properly without hitting the bottom. After some time, they created a path and couple of older-generation Thar’s easily went down as well.

Then, a 2020 Mahindra Thar tried driving up the steep incline. After couple of trials, he finally pushed the car and after reaching the top, the SUV got beached. It was stuck badly and all the four wheels were not on ground. An old-generation Mahindra Thar 700 was then brought in and was rescued using an electric winch. The SUV was pulled out within minutes.

The reason why all-new Thar got stuck in this section is because the section was not cleared properly. Another reason was the wheelbase. In comparison to an old-gen Thar. The 2020 Thar has 20 mm more wheelbase and is heavier too. All these factors would have been the reason why it got stuck. Another thing to be noted is that, all the other SUVs in the group were modified to off-roading whereas the 2020 Thar was still in stock form. If it also had some sort of off-road modification, then it might not have not got stuck.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with Cartoq.com as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)