Here is a video of a Bengal Tiger who is pulling an SUV has surfaced on the internet. The vehicle is from Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru and is viral on social media. The video is one and a half minute long and showcases how powerful a Tiger can be. He was able to pull off the rear bumper of the Mahindra Xylo but first, he pulled the whole vehicle towards himself. The tiger even tries to scratch the vehicle. It is not like the vehicle is empty, there are people sitting inside while on a safari. For your information, the Mahindra Xylo kerb weight 1875 kg and then you add the weight of the 6 occupants that are sitting in the vehicle. So, the tiger was pulling almost 2 tonnes of weight. The battery of the Xylo was dead due to which the vehicle was not starting and the occupants could not get out and push start it because of the multiple tigers that were there around.
Tiger pulling tourist vehicle in Bannerghatta park , Bengaluru
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“The vehicle was static for a while due to battery issues and the driver could not start it again. As the vehicle was stranded, the tiger out of curiosity approached and played with the vehicle. Later, the vehicle was towed safely by our rescue team,” Vanashree Vipin Singh,who is the Executive Director of the Bannerghatta Biological Park. It has also been clarified that the video here is quite old, to be precise about 2 months. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and one of the most powerful ones. So, it is quite easy to believe that the tiger in the video was able to pull such a heavy vehicle.
Now, speaking of the Xylo itself, the model is now discontinued by Mahindra. The homegrown manufacturer announced in July 2019, that they will discontinue the Xylo because of stricter crash safety standards and BS-IV emission norms. The Xylo was quite a large vehicle measuring 4520 mm in length, it had a width of 1850 mm and a wheelbase of 2760 mm. It used to compete with the Toyota Innova which has now become a premium offering. It was only offered with two diesel engines. There was a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine. The 2.2-litre mHawk engine produced 120 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 280 Nm whereas the 2.5-litre CRDe produces 95 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 220 Nm. Both the engines were mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the Xylo was only offered with a rear-wheel-drive configuration.
Currently, Mahindra is working on launching an all-new generation of Scorpio and the XUV500. In fact, the Mahindra Scorpio was caught testing on Shimla highway quite recently which we have covered in more detail. The prototype looked like it is production-ready and will be launching in the second half of 2021. The XUV500 has also been spied on a number of occasions and that will be coming in mid of 2021.