Mahindra launched their new generation Thar in the market last year. It is currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV that one can buy in India. Ever since it was launched, we have seen several review and off-road videos of Mahindra Thar on the internet. Response from buyers is overwhelming and Mahindra has also ramped up the production to meet the increasing demand. Mahindra Thar currently has no direct rivals in this segment and is ruling the segment. Here we have a video that shows how a Mahindra Thar gets stuck in the snow and also how it gets rescued by another Mahindra Thar.
The video has been uploaded by Offroading Baba on their youtube channel. The video shows how the vlogger gets the SUV stuck in snow and also how it was taken out. The video starts by showing the vlogger driving a Mahindra Thar petrol automatic from road to a small section with snow. It looks like the vlogger did not realise how the Thar will react on the snow. The vlogger smoothly drives it on the snow and once he had all four wheels on the snow, the Thar started to sink slowly. The snow on which he was trying to drive was very fresh and soft and due to that, Thar started sinking.
Once the driver realised that he was losing traction and was sinking, he put his foot down on the accelerator and tried getting it out. It was too late as the front got already stuck. He then tried taking it out in reverse but, the wheel were spinning freely on the snow as there was no traction. Once the SUV had got stuck completely, couple of locals come and try pushing it out. As the snow was very soft, they could not even do that. Couple of locals then come and start removing the snow using a showel. They even try putting sacks, wooden planks and stones in front of the tyre to get some grip but, it was all in vain.
Once they had realised that, it was not going to come by a simple push, they bring in a Maruti Gypsy. The Gypsy starts pulling it from the rear but, as it was not able to get a proper angle, Gypsy couldn’t push. Even the Gypsy got stuck slightly during the rescue and was immediately rescued. After all these efforts, the Thar was still royally stuck in the snow. Then an old-generation Mahindra Thar is brought and it tries a different approach. It hooks the stuck Thar from the front and simply pulls it out within no time.
There are several reason why, Mahindra Thar got stuck in the snow. First thing was that, the driver did not check how thick the snow actually was. Mahindra Thar was also running on stock company fitted All-terrain tyres which are good for mild off-roading but, if you plan to drive through thick snow, then MT tyres are better options. If he was carrying a snow chain, even that would have helped in the rescue as it provides more grip in such situations. While doing such adventurous activities, it is always recommended to go in groups so that even if one vehicle gets stuck, there are other vehicles to the rescue.