Off-roading looks quite fun but it can be challenging even for 4X4 and AWD vehicles. Here are various SUVs doing off-roading and showing how Maruti Suzuki Gypsy and Renault Duster fail to climb up a challenge while Mahindra Scorpio barely manages it after repeated attempts. Let’s find out what has happened in the video uploaded by Anshuman Bishnoi
The video shows a tricky incline, which has deep ruts on the track. It seems quite fun and easy to climb over the challenge but it surely is not as simple as it looks. The first vehicle to attempt the challenge is the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, which is one of the most popular SUVs used in motorsport rallies and off-roading challenges. The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy failed to climb the incline after repeated attempts. The vehicle gets stuck just before it crosses the challenge.
The second vehicle to try out the challenge was the previous-generation Ford Endeavour. The vehicle moves towards the challenge and climbs it without any distress in the first attempt. It gets modifications like off-roading spec front bumper and a snorkel. There are even off-roading spec tyres that ensure that the vehicle gets the maximum level of traction on such off-roading tracks.
Old generation Toyota Fortuner comes in next and fails to climb the incline in the first attempt but it climbs up cleanly in the second attempt. Even the Fortuner is modified with an aftermarket snorkel and the front bumper has been removed to save it from the damages.
Mahindra Scorpio comes in next with a snorkel attached and it fails to reach the top of the incline. The Scorpio attempts to climb the challenge multiple times but fails. However, the video shows that in the end, even the Mahindra Scorpio clears the challenge.
Another old-generation Toyota Fortuner can be seen clearing the challenge without any problem. In fact, vehicles like the new-gen Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero and the Isuzu V-Cross D-Max reach the top of the climb without a problem.
The only vehicles that could not complete the challenge are the Renault Duster and the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. The Mahindra Scorpio completes the challenge after multiple attempts.
Why some SUVs are more capable than the others
Well, most of the vehicles seen in the video get the 4X4 systems with a low-ratio transfer. Only the Renault Duster is an AWD vehicle, which means that the vehicle gets power in all the four wheels but there is no low ratio transfer case to save the vehicle from challenging situations. Well, this is one of the major factors why the Duster failed to climb up the hill. The AWD systems work perfectly in the slippery and snowy conditions where the vehicle need extra grip but are not designed to take on the challenging situations.
The Maruti Suzuki Gypsy could not climb up due to various reasons and the biggest one of these reasons is the tyres. The tyres of the Gypsy did not provide enough grip and traction to the SUV to make it go through the challenge. The Mahindra Scorpio took quite a few chances before it finally completed the challenge. It is quite possible that the Mahindra Scorpio’s driver was not taking the taking approach line and did not carry enough momentum to get through the challenge. In the end, the vehicle entered the incline at a good speed and reached the top without much problem.