There is too much excitement about the all-new Thar and we have already seen it in various pictures on the social media platforms. Since the unveiling of the all-new Thar, all kinds of enthusiasts have tried getting hands on the all-new SUV. It is natural that such a popular vehicle getting all kind of attention on the roads and the showrooms. Here is an incident that shows a brand-new Mahindra Thar, which is likely to be a test-drive vehicle stuck in the garbage. It later got pulled out by a humble Mahindra Nuvosport.
The video shows Mahindra’s Thar left front tyre stuck deep in the roadside garbage dump. One person climbs on the opposite side of the vehicle to ensure that weight is higher on that side and the wheels have ample traction. Another person joins him and climbs on the side-step of the Mahindra Thar to add more weight. The all-new Thar is attached on the Mahindra Nuvosport, which seems to be a dealership vehicle and it pulls it out successfully without much of a problem.
How exactly did the Mahindra Thar get into this position? Well, we are not sure of that but looking at the position of the vehicle, it is likely that the driver wanted to take a U-Turn and was making a bigger turn. However, he did not notice the garbage dump and got stuck here. It is also possible that the driver noticed the garbage dump but did not pay much attention as it may appear like the solid ground but can cave in easily. Since garage dumps have a lot of water content from the waste, it slowly seeps to the ground and makes it extremely slippery, just like slush. Garbage dumps may look harmless but they can be extremely tricky to handle like this Thar realised. Any car or SUV can get stuck in the garbage, regardless of its capabilities. Since it is extremely slippery, even the most capable SUVs can get easily stuck here.
The all-new Mahindra Thar has received more than 15,000 bookings since the official bookings opened earlier this month. The base variant of the Mahindra Thar is priced at Rs 9.8 lakh while the top-end model is priced at Rs 13.75 lakh. The model will be divided into two categories – AX and LX. The AX will be aimed at the serious off-roading customers while the LX variants are more luxurious.
It comes powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 Bhp and peak torque of 320 Nm. The diesel variants get the 2.2-litre mHawk engine that generates a maximum power of 130 PS and peak torque of 300 Nm. Both the engine options offer a manual as well as an automatic transmission.