Mahindra is one of the largest utility vehicle manufacturer in India. They have variety of models like Thar, Scorpio, XUV700 in their line-up. Mahindra is also working on couple of new models for the Indian market. Mahindra Thar which was launched in the market last year quickly became popular among buyers in a short span of time. It is currently the most affordable and one of the most popular 4×4 SUVs in the country. Mahindra Scorpio was one of the most popular SUV in its time. Even today, Scorpio SUV has a large fan base across India. Here we have a video where current generation Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra Thar 4×4 SUV are seen in a tug of war.
The video has been uploaded by Rajni Chaudhary on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger and her friend are seen on an open piece of land with their SUVs. Their aim is to do tug of war between their SUVs to find out which one is powerful. Mahindra Scorpio used here in the video is the 2WD version and Mahindra Thar comes with 4×4 as standard.
Both the SUVs are lined up and are tied to each other using a strong piece of rope. Vlogger is driving her Mahindra Thar while her friend is inside the Mahindra Scorpio. Both of them move slowly in opposite direction and then on signal, they both start pulling each other. Both the SUV were in 2WD mode during this round.
Mahindra Scorpio and Thar both were trying to pull each other but, none of the SUVs were actually moving. The wheels started spinning and Scorpio’s tyre even started making smoke. The test was being done on a rough patch of road with no tarmac. Once the smoke started coming, both of them stopped and thought of taking the SUVs to placed with loose soil so that they don’t ruin the tyres.
Both SUVs were lined up and they start pulling each other in 2WD mode. Both the Mahindra’s were not ready to loose and as the surface was loose soil, they soon started sink in the soil. Mahindra Thar in the video is using 24 inch aftermarket alloy wheels and low profile tyres. Mahindra Scorpio on the other hand has stock tyres and alloy wheels. Both of them managed to dig a hole at the spot but, as Scorpio was stuck badly.
vlogger then tries engaging the 4×4 and pull the Scorpio out. The efforts were in vain actually. Then she engages 4 Low and then pull the SUV out. As her Thar was not using a off-road tyre, the SUV was struggling initially. The wheels were spinning freely but, eventually the tyre found grip and it pulled itself and Scorpio out. There were no clear winner in this video as both SUVs were unable to pull each other.
The surface they chose to do this experiment was not the idle. They should have took the SUVs to a piece of tarmac to get a better result. In loose soil and mud road conditions, none of the SUVs can perform the way they should. On tarmac, however we feel that Mahindra Thar might have won the round as it has the advantage of 4×4.