The 105th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, one of India’s most popular off-roading adventures, concluded successfully in Sakleshpur with over 100 vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvering the challenging route. The event received an overwhelming response from the off-roading community with Mahindra vehicle owners from Sakleshpur, Bangalore and other neighbouring areas participating in the rally.
The rally was flagged off at 11:00 AM from Kadumane Estate, Sakleshpur. Participants entered the event in Boleros, Scorpios and Thar 4X4s, proving yet again the ruggedness of the Mahindra vehicles. These iconic Mahindra SUVs negotiated an arduous terrain. En route, the convoy of vehicles passed through rocky and slushy rain soaked terrain and streams, against the backdrop of lofty green hills full of tea plantations.
The Mahindra Great Escape under the Mahindra Adventure umbrella brand continues to live up to its promise of encouraging the off-roading culture and demonstrating the tough & rugged DNA of Mahindra vehicles. This 2- day Great Escape saw a regular non-competitive trail drive around the hilly and slushy terrains of Sakleshpur completed on the first day. The second day saw participants exhibit their driving skills by negotiating various obstacles and edging each other out in a fierce competition, to be part of the all-India ‘Off-Road Trophy’ championship. Along with the winners from Saklespur, Kottayam, Lonavala & Goa Great Escapes, winners from various other upcoming regional Great Escapes such as Chandigarh, Ooty, Gurgaon and Jaisalmer, will compete against each other for the trophy at the finals.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We were delighted to host this edition of the Mahindra Great Escape in Sakleshpur and give a chance to our customers to enjoy the marvels of nature, while testing the tough and enduring nature of Mahindra vehicles. The rain soaked terrain ensured that there were ample challenges for all off-roading enthusiasts. 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”.
This edition of the Mahindra Great Escape was conducted in association with MAXXIS Tyres – the title partner for all the Great Escapes and the Off-Road trophy this year. MAXXIS Tyres is one of the largest tyre companies in the world and offers high-quality tyre products for cars, light trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs and agricultural vehicles. Operating in Asia, Europe, North America and South America, Maxxis distributes its products in approximately 170 countries and employs more than 25,000 people.
The Mahindra Great Escape route was chalked out by the Mahindra Adventure team, while the ‘With You Hamesha’ service team ensured that participants could enjoy the rally unhindered.