New Mahindra Thar gets stuck in desert: Rescued by locals [Video]

Mahindra Thar is without any doubt one of the most popular 4×4 SUVs in the country. We have seen several videos of Mahindra Thar being driven on variety of terrains. The Thar is a capable off-roader and is also one of the most affordable 4×4 SUVs sold in India. It is because of these reason that the SUV became popular among buyers in India. It is a capable off-roader but, that does not mean it will not get stuck. Even the Mahindra Thar can get stuck if it is not driven properly. Here we have a video where a Mahindra Thar gets stuck in desert and is rescued by locals.

The video has been uploaded by sonia hooda on her YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger and her friend are in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer and were driving from their desert camp to sand dunes to see sunrise. They soon reached the sand dunes and till this point, the Thar was driven in 2WD mode. As they were about to start driving on proper sand dune, the vlogger engaged 4 High and started driving it on the dunes. Mahindra Thar was performing pretty well on the terrain. Vlogger and her friend were having fun on the sand dunes.

The SUV was handling the terrain pretty well and vlogger was following the tracks that were made by jeeps that do desert safari in the area. As she was driving on one such track, a deep crater just appeared in front of the Thar. It all happened so fast that the vlogger did not get time to react properly. The Thar went into the crater and got stuck. She was not carrying speed as she was also not an expert in driving on this terrain. After the Thar went inside the crater, vlogger tried moving the car forward but, it was beached. The wheels were not getting enough traction and the loose sand was also not helping.

Once the vlogger found out that she won’t be able to get the vehicle out all by herself, she called for help and the backup vehicle from her desert camp came to the rescue. They came and looked for solutions. They tried clearing sand in front of the wheels. This did not help at all as the body of the Thar was still resting on the sand. The person, who is also looks like a local mentioned that the SUV might not have got stuck, if the vlogger had not stopped after getting into the crater.

He then takes out barb wires from his jeep and ties it with the Thar to pull it out. The metal wires were thin and were rusty so they broke the moment, driver started pulling the Thar. He tied the wire once again and tried pulling it out but, that also made no difference. The Mahindra Thar was royally stuck in sand. After some time, they called for another backup vehicle which had a thick rope in it. They tied the rope in front of the Mahindra Thar and it easily pulled the Thar out. Off-roading or dune bashing is a adventure activity which involves risk. It is always good to have a back up vehicle and recovery equipment in the car while driving to such places.