We have seen in weddings that the groom drives back the bride home. Here, we have a video in which we can see the bride taking the wheel of the vehicle and driving back with the groom. Both of them can be seen in a Mahindra Thar. This is a big thing as the stereotype was broken in Kashmir’s Baramulla. The groom’s name is Sheikh Aamir of Delina and the bride is Sana Shabnum. They got married on August 22nd and their video got viral on the internet.
Aamir is an Indian National Congress leader from Baramulla and an advocate by profession. He said, “I wanted to do something different to make her feel special on the special day of our life. I wanted to break the age-old stereotype of Kashmiri marriages where it is always someone from the groom’s side who drives the car. Everyone was obviously taken aback. People were surprised and a little confused, but overall, quite supportive,”
He added, “We have received huge appreciation and love from the people. My parents felt very proud and happy when they came to know about it. Very few have criticized us, but that does not matter. I did this to make my wife feel special”
Sana, the bride was not aware of this idea. She did not know that she will be the one who will be driving the SUV back home. She said, “Aamir surprisingly said that you are going to drive and we exchanged seats. I was stunned when I got behind the wheel, but at that same time, I was excited as well. My husband motivated me to take the charge” She added, ” the in-laws were more than happy when they saw her driving the car and leading the Barat from the front while leaving the stereotype behind them.”
The Thar has been a big success for Mahindra. Now, Mahindra is working on a 5-door version of the Thar. This information was confirmed by the manufacturer themselves. There are also rumours of an affordable version of the Thar that will be powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine that we have seen on the Bolero Neo. There were also reports that Mahindra will be launching a more powerful petrol version of the Thar. It was rumoured to produce 180 PS. Having said that, Mahindra has not announced or confirmed the affordable and the more powerful version of the Thar.
The current Thar is offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 150 PS of max power and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine produces 130 PS of max power and 300 Nm. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. If you opt for the automatic transmission then the torque output of the diesel engine is increased to 320 Nm.
Mahindra offers a 4×4 drivetrain as standard on both the engines and gearboxes. It also gets a low-range gearbox. The SUV also comes with removable body panels and a washable interior.