Off-roading as an adventure sport is still to gain popularity in India. There are several groups that would arrange off-road tours with SUV owners who would love to explore the potential of their SUV. There is always a bit of risk involved in such activities as most of the time, the vehicle gets stuck at a tricky situation. It is always recommended to take a proper SUV for such activities. Here we have a video of a Toyota Innova Crysta that gets stuck in sand and was later rescued by a Ford Endeavour SUV.
The video has been uploaded by SHRI Vlogs on his youtube channel. The video starts by showing the Innova Crysta that is stuck in sand and how it was recovered. It looks like, some off-road event was happening and Innova Crysta was also there. Mahindra Thar, Maruti Gypsy, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour can all be seen in the background. The Innova Crysta is royally stuck in the sand as the rear wheels were totally inside the sand. It looks like the driver had tried a lot to get the MPV out without any help but, the loose sand was not helping it in anyway.
A Ford Endeavour which was present at the spot then comes to the rescue. The driver ties Innova Crysta with a tow rope and smoothly pulls it out. Innova Crysta is actually not an off-road friendly vehicle. It might offer some amount of ground clearance but that doesn’t make it an ideal vehicle for off-roading. It is an MPV and has a rear wheel drive setup. In order to make a car do such activities, it must at least have an AWD system. The Innova is a heavy MPV with a rear wheel drive setup.
The place where it got stuck was not that bad. If it had an AWD or 4×4 set up it could easily got out by its own. What happened here is that the moment Innova Crysta went to the sandy portion, the wheels started to dig in. All the power is going to the rear wheel in Innova Crysta and the moment driver put his foot down, the wheel lost traction and got stuck.
If this was an AWD and 4×4 vehicle in the same situation, the wheels would have easily detected any wheel that has lost traction. The intelligent system would have then sent power only to the wheels that have traction and would help it come out smoothly. Innova is one of the most popular MPVs in the country. It was recently received a facelift. It now gets larger front grille with gloss black inserts, LED DRLs, triangular shaped turn indicators on the bumper with black garnish around it. The alloy wheels also get a new design with dual tone finish to it.
The interiors have also been updated. It gets an updated touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The coulour of the upholstery has also been changed. It still gets the same BS6 complaint petrol and diesel engine with both transmissions offering manual and automatic transmission option.