The Mahindra Adventure calendar comprises a series of events throughout the year. One of the events is the Mahindra Great Escape. The 112th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, an off-roading adventures, concluded in Lonavala, with more than 80 4WD vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvring the challenging route. This edition of the Mahindra Great Escape was conducted in association with MAXXIS, the official tyre partner for all the Great Escapes and the Off-Road trophy to be held this year.
The rally was flagged off from 19 Degree North at Lonavala. The event saw participation from the entire range of Mahindra vehicles including the Bolero, Scorpio, Legend and the extreme off-roader – Mahindra Thar CRDe 4×4 – each representing the company’s tough and rugged DNA. These iconic Mahindra SUVs negotiated the arduous and slushy terrain of Lonavala and discovered what it’s like to be in the lap of nature.
Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are delighted to host this edition of the Mahindra Great Escape in the ever popular destination of Lonavala. This gave a chance to our customers to enjoy the bounty of nature, while testing the tough and rugged DNA of the Mahindra vehicles. This is one of the most coveted destinations amongst off-roading enthusiasts, for its scenic beauty and challenging terrain. Over the years, the Great Escape has developed the reputation of being one of India’s most thrilling off-road events and this one was no different as it tested the limits of both man and machine to the extreme.”
Initiated in 2013, the concept of an all-India ‘Mahindra Off-Road Trophy’ has seen huge competition as participants got a chance to demonstrate their off-road driving skills through different stages of obstacles.
The results were:
- Winner- Shindolkar Tejas (Driver) & Audi Pushker (Co-driver) – Mahindra Classic
- Runner up- Kaushal Vyas (Driver) & Mulik Saurabh (Co-driver) – Mahindra THAR
- Winner- Chandgude Shrikant (Driver) & Chandgude Rohit (Co-driver) – Mahindra THAR
- Runner up- Machado Marshall (Driver) & Shetty Sudesh (Co-driver) – Bolero GLX 4wd
These winners from Lonavala Great Escape, along with winners from the Shillong Great Escape will join winners from the other upcoming Great Escapes like, Goa, Hyderabad, Vagamon, Chandigarh, Ooty, Hyderabad, Sakleshpur, Gurgaon and Pushkar, to compete against each other for the trophy at the finals.
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