2018 Mahindra Great Escape Concludes in Lonavala (Press Release)

What Indian brand do you associate with offroading? I am sure most of you answered Mahindra. There is a reason for that. The brand has constantly focussed its effort to produce really capable SUVs. Mahindra Thar has a big cult following in India. 2019 Mahindra Thar is coming soon

So, it makes sense for Mahindra to entertain them by organising some really good offroading events. 2018 Mahindra Great Escape just concluded in Lonavala, Maharashtra. Read this press release to know more:

***Press Release***

The 150th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape – one of India’s most popular off-road adventures, concluded successfully in Lonavala on July 14, with over 60 vehicles from the Mahindra stable, both 2WD and 4WD, maneuvering the challenging route. This Great Escape saw participation from Mahindra customers from Mumbai, Nashik, Pune and neighboring areas. The drive received an overwhelming response from off-road enthusiasts, leaving everyone asking for more.

The event was flagged off from Club Mahindra, Tungi at Lonavala and presented an opportunity to explore the area’s scenic terrain which is particularly lush in the monsoon season. The event saw participation from the entire stable of Mahindra vehicles which included Boleros, Scorpios, XUVs, KUVs and the extreme off-roader – Mahindra Thar CRDe 4×4 – each representing the company’s tough and rugged DNA. These iconic Mahindra SUVs successfully took on the arduous and slushy terrain of Lonavala in the lap of nature.

Lonavala offered a picturesque setting for a day of fun-filled off-roading. The scenic yet strenuous terrain ensured that there were ample challenges for all off-roading enthusiasts. Located close to both Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala gave auto enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to enjoy the monsoon and tackle the challenging route.

This year, the competitors got a chance to demonstrate their off-road driving skills through different stages of the natural terrain. There were specially designed tracks for both 2WD and 4WD vehicles, the latter being more challenging. From slippery and steep inclines and descents, to driving through flowing streams and slush, the participants had a chance to experience the true capability of their vehicles and at the same time enjoy the thrill of off-roading.

The Mahindra Great Escape was first conceptualized in 1996 as a non-competitive, off-road event meant to encourage Mahindra customers to test the strength and performance of their vehicles on terrain other than tarmac. Over the years, the Great Escape has developed the reputation of being one of India’s most thrilling off-road events with each edition seeing enthusiastic participation from die-hard Mahindra fans and customers across the country.

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Siddharth Sharma

Siddharth has always been passionate about Cars and Bikes. He was the kind of kid that always had the latest Auto magazine in his school bag. He had this dream- to become a professional racecar driver. Finally, in 2012 he found himself racing as a rookie driver in the Polo R Cup national racing championship. Over time he had to readjust the sail and get into automotive journalism to continue enjoying machines on wheels.