With the launch of the all-new Thar, many customers who never owned a 4X4 before got a chance to own it. This bunch of guys from Kerala with the new Thar was trying to imitate the off-roading videos from Punjab. However, things did not go as planned as you can see in the video.
The idea was to take the Thar through the field and make it go around like many videos from Punjab do. In fact, they were trying to plough the paddy fields like Fortuner and Endeavour have done in numerous videos from Punjab. However, they could not judge the area properly and get stuck in the field.
The video by Kamaudi shows six people trying to push the Thar from the side so that the tyres gain some traction and they could take out the vehicle from the field. However, they failed after doing it multiple times. Finally, they called for the roadside assistance service that came with a flatbed truck to rescue the Thar from the field.
Wrong choice of field
If you notice, most such videos are from the dry fields where the SUVs are used. This field was a wet paddy field and if you know, paddy requires a lot of water that makes the top layer of the soil extremely slippery. That is why the Mahindra Thar could not gain any traction on it.
One of them even says that the slush was extremely sticky and it quickly filled the grooves of the tyres. Soon, the Mahindra Thar got beached. Once a vehicle gets beached, which means the bottom of the vehicle sits on the ground, external help is required to take it out.
The person, who comes towards the end of the video says that they took the Thar to various off-roading sections and it did quite well. However, the SUV just could not handle the slush and got stuck royally. He also said that Mahindra should warn them about taking the Thar into such situations on stock tyres.
Mahindra offers A/T tyres with the Thar. These are good to use on the highways and can even take on the light off-roading trails. However, a situation like this requires Mud Terrain tyres that can make any vehicle much more capable. While no manufacturer will tell you about this fact, owners of SUVs who often go to off-roading trails will know about this very well.
2020 Mahindra Thar
The all-new Thar is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 Bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The 2.2-litre diesel engines offer a maximum of 130 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. Both the engine options are available with a manual as well as an automatic transmission option.
Reeling from the shortage of chipsets, the Mahindra Thar is currently on a long waiting period that can extend to 12 months depending on the location and the variant.
The SUV is available with three rooftop options. There is a hardtop, a soft rooftop and a convertible soft top. The cabin also gets a slew of new additions like front-facing rear seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS, airbags, and two airbags, cruise control, traction control, VSM and more. Mahindra Thar is the first off-road vehicle in India that has scored a 4-star safety rating.
Mahindra offers both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new Thar. In fact, both the engine options also get a 6-speed automatic transmission too. All the variants of the Mahindra Thar get a 4X4 system.