Mahindra Thar is currently one of the most popular 4×4 SUV in the Indian market. It was launched in the market last year and became popular among buyers for its price. It is the most affordable 4×4 SUV in the market and when Thar was launched, it had no direct rivals in the segment. Now it has 2021 Force Gurkha SUV. We have seen several off-road videos of Mahindra Thar (both old generation and new). Here we have a video, where a new generation Mahindra Thar is being driven on sand dunes and it also shows the SUV getting stuck in sand as well.
The video has been uploaded by Explore The Unseen 2.0 on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger is seen exploring the parts of Rajasthan. Vlogger and his friend drive to a nearby village early in the morning to see the sunrise. They reach at the spot and vlogger reduces the tyre pressure as they were going to drive on sand dunes to get a cleat view of the sunrise.
Vlogger engages 4×4 and starts driving Mahindra Thar on the sand dunes. His friend who was sitting in the co-passenger seat seemed like an experienced person and kept on guiding him to follow a particular track so that the SUV does not get stuck. The vlogger stops on the top of a dune and they get a clear view of the whole area. Mahindra Thar seen here in the video is the soft top convertible. The roof was then folded to the rear and they started having the convertible experience in the Mahindra Thar.
After some time, the Thar finally gets stuck at one place. The SUV was not moving at all and they did not even have a backup vehicle with them. Vlogger waited for the sunrise while his friend called a local to come and help them recover the car. The person who came to help used a motorcycle to reach the spot and as soo as he came, all of them started digging the sand and clearing the tyres.
The driver then moved the vehicle slightly to the front and rear couple of times and the SUV came out of the sand. After this, the driver took vlogger around the sand dunes and showed how capable Mahindra Thar actually is. It smoothly sails over the sand without any problem.
While going off-road it is always recommended to have a back up vehicle. In this case, there was no backup vehicle and the Thar was stuck in sand at a place where no other vehicle was. If they had a backup vehicle, it could have easily brought the SUV out within no time. In this case, things were not bad but, if you are in a car stuck in the middle of nowhere or an accident happens, then the backup vehicle can actually help you with the rescue. Always carry basic off-road equipment and off-roading can be dangerous if it is not done without instructions from an experienced personnel.