Mahindra Thar is one of the most affordable off-road friendly SUV one can currently buy in India. It got launched in the market a month ago and ever since then, Mahndra Thar’s capability, engine power and design are all discussed on the internet. Thar is a very popular vehicle among off-road community and has a huge fan following. The next gen Thar is so popular that it is already sold out till May 2021. We have seen several videos on the internet where abilities of all-new Mahindra Thar have been showcased. Here we have one such video that shows how an all-new Thar rescued an XUV500 AWD that got stuck in the mud.
The video has been uploaded Zeryeen11 on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the Mahindra XUV500 that got stuck in the river bed. The video shows, how the SUV was resuced from this situation. The XUV500 seen in the vidoe is a W11 AWD version which is not available in the market anymore. This is probably the first video on nternet where all-new Mahindra Thar is seen rescuing other vehicles.
All four wheels of the Mahindra XUV500 were inside the pit. Driver can be seen vigorously turning the steering left to right and right to left but, that was of no use. Soon they found out an excavator nearby and it was brought in to rescue the XUV. They had tied a small piece of rope to the excavator scoop and tried to pull the XUV500 but, within seconds the rope broke because it was quite thin and the car is badly stuck in mud.
After waiting for sometime, we have the all-new Thar arriving at the spot. The Thar is parked right in front of the car and thick tow rope is taken out from the boot. It is tied and the Thar starts pulling the XUV500out. Initially, there was a lot of wheelspin but, after a couple of shots, the Thar successfully recovers the XUV500 from the mud pit.
Why did Mahindra Thar get stuck so badly even after being an AWD vehicle. Well, the reason behind that is XUV500 is not a hardcore off-roader. It is an SUV with AWD system that can do soft-roading. Unlike, Mahindra Thar, XUV500 also does not have proper 4×4 low ratio gearbox. The weight was the other factor that had got XUV500 stuck in the mud. Mahindra Thar on the other hand has a short wheelbase, gets a low ratio gearbox and is very lightweight in comparison to the XUV500.
The XUV500 has a long wheelbase in comparison to Thar and that is why it got beached on the river bed easily. The Mahindra Thar is an al-new vehicle and is built on an all-new platform. In terms of quality, Mahindra Thar has changed a lot from its previous generation. It now offers several features which were never seen on the SUV before. It gets a factory fitted hard top, touchscreen infotainment screen, roof mounted speakers, front facing rear seats and so on. Thar is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine whereas the diesel version gets a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine.