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139th Mahindra Great Escape concludes in Lonavala

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The 139th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape – one of India’s most popular off-roading adventures, concluded successfully in Lonavala today, with more than 100 4WD vehicles from the Mahindra stable maneuvering the challenging route. This Great Escape saw participation from Mahindra customers from Lonavala, Mumbai, Pune and neighboring areas.

Wrapped in a blanket of green with gurgling streams and rolling hills, Lonavala offered a picturesque setting for a day of fun-filled off-roading. Located close to both Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala gave auto enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to enjoy the monsoon and tackle the challenging route. The rally was flagged off from 19 Degree North at Lonavala and presented an opportunity to explore the area’s scenic terrain. The event saw participation from the entire gamut of Mahindra vehicles including the Bolero, Scorpio, Legend and the extreme off-roader – the 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. The drive received an overwhelming response from off-roading enthusiasts, leaving everyone asking for more.

This year, the competitors got a chance to demonstrate their off-road driving skills through different stages of obstacles. They had to tackle four obstacles which included off-roading over rock boulders and maneuvering their way out of slush pits.

 

Results:

Ladies Class- Vani Parmar

Stock Class- Krishna Bhobe

Modified Class- Daulat Choudhary

The winners from Lonavala Great Escape, will join winners from the other upcoming Great Escapes like Ahmedabad, Goa, Sakleshpur, Dehradun, Wayanad, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Shillong to compete against each other for the trophy at the finals.

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.