Porsche India has partnered with the organisation Women Beyond Boundaries on a 20-day expedition across the Himalayas. The partnership is aimed to support women’s empowerment through mobility. Nidhi Tiwari, founder of the organisation, will showcase women’s empowerment through mobility, by driving the 4,000 km route through challenging terrain together with her navigator Neha V Sadananda.
Porsche India will be providing a Cayenne for this trip set to commence on 18 June from Gurgaon. The drive will test the Cayenne’s endurance on some of the highest motorways in the world and test its off-road capabilities across different terrain as well as riverbeds.
Women Beyond Boundaries is an organization which runs extreme overland journeys (XOL) that push boundaries to achieve empowerment through mobility. In keeping with this objective the Women Beyond Boundaries team will also train local women in Ladakh on the topic of XOL driving to motivate their movement between remote communities. This will be done with the help of the local administration and community participation. The expedition will also interact with local communities to spread awareness on women’s health in collaboration with a reputed local NGO.
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel features a powerful three-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, the model produces 245 hp (180 kW) and has a top speed of 221 km/h. Its eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox will be convenient during the on-road sections of the planned route. Cayenne’s three off-road modes ensure maximum support for the driver. Assistance systems, offering improved traction on loose, wet and snow affected surfaces, include Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Hill Control, whilst ground clearance can be adjusted through the Porsche Air Suspension Management (PASM).
The 4,000 km expedition will start from Porsche Centre Gurgaon, north of Delhi on Saturday, 18th June. Nidhi Tiwari and Neha V Sadananda are expected to complete the route in 20 days.