New Mahindra Thar gets stuck in river sand: Rescued by tractor [Video]

The Mahindra Thar is one of the best SUVs to drive where the going gets tough, thanks to its excellent four-wheel-drive system and high ground clearance. In the past, we have seen several videos of the Mahindra Thar taking on the toughest of challenging terrains and even water streams and coming out through them unscathed. However, if not driven adequately, even a capable off-roader like the Thar can find itself stuck in an undesired condition. This instance we are describing here is just one of the finest examples of this fact.


In a recent YouTube video uploaded by Arun Panwar, we can see a bunch of youngsters taking their capable Mahindra Thars and Maruti Suzuki Gypsys, with all of them having off-road oriented modifications to them. The video shows footage of these Thars and Gypsys crossing some gruelling passages full of clogged water and mud, which prove to be the battlegrounds for the four-wheel-drive systems of the Mahindra Thar and Maruti Suzuki Gypsy.

The first half of the video shows all the Thars and Gypsys, barring one Gypsy, passing a water passage, just like they should in the first place. Here, all the drivers of these off-roader SUVs are driving them patiently and with the required pace to drive these SUVs over such passages and terrains. While those youngsters wanted to go further, they got warned that the terrains and the light conditions on the roads ahead are not favourable, so they took a U-turn and drive through the same water passage again.

Gets royally stuck

New Mahindra Thar gets stuck in river sand: Rescued by tractor [Video]

While returning, one of the drivers of the Mahindra Thar built up the pace carelessly in a haphazard manner. As a result, his Thar got stuck in the slush beneath the water passage. Despite several attempts, the driver was unable to take his Thar out of the slush. Finally, one of the support vehicles in the group, a previous-generation heavily modified Mahindra Thar, came to its rescue.

The Mahindra Thar, which came to the rescue, had a motorized winch mounted on its front bumper. With the help of the winch and a tying rope, the rescue Thar pulled out the Thar stuck in the slush quite easily. Within no time, the Thar driver attempted to cross the water passage again. However, this time, the Thar driver maintained the required pace and drove through the water passage successfully.

This instance shows that no matter how good the four-wheel-drive system of your vehicle is if it is not driven properly with the required pace and caution, it will get stuck. So, while crossing such gruelling passages and terrains, it is very important to gently use the throttle and steering wheel to cross such obstacles.

Shantonil Nag

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