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New Mahindra Thar stuck: Toyota Fortuner to the rescue

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All-new Mahindra Thar got launched in the market last year and ever since then, it has been a topic of discussion on the internet. Till this dae, we have seen several videos and articles on all-new Mahindra Thar. The SUV has gained so much popularity in such a short amount of time that it now has a very long waiting period. Mahindra is trying their best to meet the rising demands. People have already started modifying and off-roading with the new Thar and here we have a  video where a Mahindra Thar gets stuck during off-roading and is rescued by a Toyota Fortuner.

The video has been uploaded by SHRI Vlogs on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger showing all the vehicles that have come for off-roading. There are several Maruti Gypsy SUVs, couple of new Mahindra Thars, a Fortuner and a couple of monster Gypsys. The group start with Maruti Gypsy. They are off-roading in an arear where there are several ditches and dried out mud.

Gypsy is slowly driven down the steep section to a very tight spot. Once the Gypsy had entered the ditch, the challenge was to drive it back up while avoiding the ditch on driver’s left hand side. Instructions were given to the driver and he drive it towards the steep section with some momentum and cleared the section.

Similar types obstacles were cleared by other SUVs including the monster Gypsys. Then, vlogger shows a 2020 Mahindra Thar that got stuck while it was on its way down an obstacle. There was a pit at the bottom of the section and because of that, the front bumper had hit the ground and got Thar stuck. The SUV was stuck and was not moving at all. That is when the Toyota Fortuner comes to the rescue.

The vlogger and one person from the group help rescue Thar. They bring tow hooks and ropes and tie rear of the Thar with the Fortuner. The Mahindra Thar driver then engages reverse gear and Fortuner starts pulling it out from the ditch. Initially, there was a bit of wheelspin and that was because Thar was not finding traction on that steep slope. Toyota Fortuner easily pulled it out of the ditch easily.

In the last couple of years, off-road groups have become more active in India. There are now several small and big off-road adventure groups who arrange such adventure filled off-road trips for SUV owners. Several videos of similar kind are available on the internet. These generally consist of an experienced off-roader who guides SUVs owners to explore the capability of their vehicles. Even though SUV segment is quite popular in India, only a very small section of people actually take it off-road.

Another thing that should be kept in mind while going for such adventure trips is to not go alone. Always have at least one backup vehicle with you all the time. This comes in handy, if the vehicle gets stuck or breaks down at a place where there is no workshop or any other help. Such situations can become dangerous depending upon the place where you get stranded.