The Indian market does not get that many 4X4 vehicles as many foreign countries that get a lot of snowfall. The lack of affordable 4X4 options in India makes people take adventurous routes in regular 4X2 vehicles that often get stuck. Even 4X4 vehicles can get stuck if not driven properly. Here are five impressive rescue acts performed by 4X4 vehicles in India.
Mahindra Thar rescuing Toyota Innova
Beach driving in a 4X2 vehicle or even a 4X4 vehicle can be tricky. The tyres can get stuck in the sand in no time if the beach is soft. Here is a new Toyota Innova that has been stuck on the beach. The Innova only gets a 4X2 layout with rear wheel drive set-up. It is quite difficult to control the RWD set-up on slippery or unstable surfaces.
The Innova gets rescued by a Mahindra Thar that gets a low-ratio transfer case. The low-ratio ensures that the torque output multiplies at lower RPMs of the engine and the tyres get enough power to get out of such situations. The Thar can be seen taking out the Innova without much problem.
Ford Endeavour rescuing Mahindra Thar
Even the mighty Thar can get immobilised if not driven properly, as seen in this video. The Thar can be seen stuck near a riverbed in the Lahaul-Spiti region. The riverbeds have fine sand and sometimes the vehicles just sink into such surfaces. That is why keeping a rescue vehicle away from harm’s way always proves to be helpful. The Ford Endeavour can be seen connecting a towing rope to the Thar and rescuing it without much problem.
While doing off-roading, it is important to keep at least one vehicle in a safe place. This ensures that all the vehicles do not get stuck at the same time, especially if it is a remote location. The Endeavour also gets a 4X4 drive system with a low-ratio transfer case.
Toyota Fortuner pulling a school bus
Toyota Fortuner is the best-selling vehicle in its segment. The SUV is quite capable and has enough power to pull out even bigger vehicles. Here is one such example where the Fortuner can be seen pulling out a school bus that fell into a ditch.
This is the older generation Fortuner that gets a 4X4 layout with a low-ratio transfer case. The previous generation Fortuner had a 3.0-litre diesel engine that generated a maximum of 168.5 Bhp and 343 Nm of peak torque.
Maruti Gypsy pulling out a Bharat Benz truck
Maruti Gypsy is the most affordable 4X4 SUV that you can buy in India but do not underestimate the capability of the vehicle. The Gypsy has been the winning vehicle in many rallies and off-roading events. Here is a Gypsy helping a fully loaded truck to climb a slippery incline.
The Gypsy can be seen pulling out the heavy truck through a slushy surface. The car driver is providing enough force by giving constant nudges to the truck by pulling the towing rope. The truck eventually gains momentum and starts to climb the incline successfully.
Mahindra Bolero 4X4 rescuing a Toyota Innova
Both Mahindra Bolero and Toyota Innova are highly successful MUVs in India. While the Innova is known for its comfort and reliability, the Bolero is known for its ruggedness and capability. Seen in the video, the Bolero is showcasing just what it is known for in the Indian market.
Both the vehicles can be seen on the slippery snow and the Innova struggling to gain traction. The Bolero can be seen struggling too as the Innova is quite heavy and difficult pull on a slippery surface. In the end, it can be seen that the Innova has come out of the snow-topped road. It is always a good idea to empty the vehicle of passengers during the rescue operations. This makes the vehicle lighter and also makes it easier to steer.