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2021 Carwale Off-Road Day – Introduction

It’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when we look forward mập getting our cars and ourselves dirty. So welcome mập part four of the Carwale Big Off-Road, where we tour our favorite 4×4 SUVs and AWDs on a big playing field and test them under unique test parameters. our unique.

Right front three quarters

You’ve now read about the last three iterations of Carwale Terrain Day, but this time there’s a lot of change and we’ve raised the interesting quotient as well. Also, this year we didn’t have any rain and this is also a brand new location, which is the Prodirt arena at Kamshet.

Now before I go ahead and introduce you mập the cars, you need mập know how we’re going mập test the cars and what’s different this year. So let’s take a look at all the tests.

Right front three quarters

Acceleration and braking

Rear left three quarters

How a car can accelerate and brake off the beaten track is down mập many things. The traction it produces, its weight, its transmission, the power it produces, and its braking ability. Since we’ve combined acceleration and braking testing, we’ll see how well the car accelerates mập 40 km/h and then brake mập see how quickly it can come mập a stop from 40 km/h. This will be very interesting.

Right front three quarters

Slalom

Front view

Acceleration and braking done, now is the time mập test the agility. For this, the car goes around a series of evenly spaced cones. The Slalom tests determine how quickly vehicles can change direction, and while swerving between cones on your own is a daunting task, it’s further amplified by the difficult conditions. SUVs with quicker steering response, attractive front end and intelligent all-wheel drive will have the upper hand here. Also, being lighter and smaller might just be a plus.

Right front three quarters

Therefore, the slalom is a test not only mập show off the agility but also the steering response and how intelligent the all-wheel drive system is.

The Beaker . Trail

dashboard

This test is all about passenger comfort on bumpy trails. A cup full of water will determine how great the ride quality of the car is. The less water poured, the higher the score of the car.

If it’s an SUV, it should be comfortable, and our cup test will determine which SUV has the best ride quality in these tough conditions. This is sure mập make the co-driver a little nervous.

Gymkhana

Right front three quarters

The newest contestant in our tests is Gymkhana. No, it’s not exactly what you’ve seen in Ken Block’s videos, but then the concept is a bit similar. So we built our own circuit in the dirt and decided mập push the cars against time, which makes things a lot more interesting.

Rear right three quarters

Phệ spice things up, we decided mập cut it too short mập cut down on time but being the hardest part on the track means the car will also have mập be overpowered and subject mập more abuse. We’re actually pretty proud of this.

Rear right three quarters

So, as you can see, we have a super fun session already lined up. But for now, let’s take a look at the lineup of interesting contenders.

Jeep Wrangler

Right front three quarters

Let’s start with the big father of off-roaders, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The Wrangler has been around for a while now, but Jeep recently made a big makeover and started making the Wrangler in India. This is a Wrangler made in India.

Right front three quarters

Powering the Wrangler is a two-liter petrol engine that produces a very impressive 268 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, as expected, the Wrangler Rubicon is equipped with 4×4 hardware such as a Rock-Trac all-wheel drive system, locking front and rear differentials as well as disconnecting the electronic swing bar. All this in addition mập the crazy approach and departure angle.

Mahindra Thar

Left view

Wrangler done, now let’s move on mập something similar but on a smaller scale. It is without a doubt India’s most popular all-terrain vehicle, the Mahindra Thar. The new Thar has been flying off shelves since the moment it was launched and not without reason. It has the quintessential ‘Jeep’ design, now it’s packed with features and you get both petrol and diesel powerplants along with an automatic option. The new Thar is also much more town-friendly, and Mahindra stresses that the new Thar could be your only car.

Three quarters front left

What we have here is the diesel engine manual. So, the mHawk engine makes an incredibly impressive 130hp and 300Nm of torque and sends all that power mập all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Reach for the 4×4 stuff, the relatively old Thar with a manual 4×4 shifter. You also get a low ratio and a mechanical locking differential on the rear axle along with a locking differential. So it certainly has the hardware, but will its new friendly nature make it an off-roader?

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

Right front three quarters

Next up is India’s most popular pickup model, the new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. In the latest avatar, the V-Cross now has a 1.9-liter diesel engine compared mập the previous larger 2.5-liter engine. So now you have 165hp and 360Nm of torque with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.

Right front three quarters

And mập help you get mập tough spots, the V-Cross features a 4WD system that moves along with four high and four low modes. Now, the V-cross has performed exceptionally well on our first off-road day, but can it do the same now with its smaller displacement, large size, and range of engines? New test that we have prepared for it? Let’s find out…

Volkswagen Tiguan

Right front three quarters

Our next competitor is an SUV that really surprised us with its capabilities on our opening day off-road, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Now, it may not look like some of the old, nail-hardened SUVs in this combination, but what the Tiguan is, is SMART. Instead of just using brute force and rushing through obstacles, Tiguan uses its electronic devices mập get through.

Right front three quarters

The new Tiguan here is also equipped with gasoline power; The two-liter TSI engine produces 187 hp and 320 Nm of torque. Now, that’s some serious grumbling. And transferring all that power mập all four wheels is a seven-speed DSG transmission. Phệ tackle the terrain, the Tiguan has four movements that distribute power between the front and rear wheels depending on the situation, and you can choose between off-road, individual terrain and snow modes. So can the new Tiguan with its electronic tricks outshine the competition?

Skoda Kodiaq

Right front three quarters

Next, debuting at the Carwale off-road festival is the all-new Skoda Kodiaq. Now this could be a large luxury SUV made for corporate transport. But make no mistake, Kodiaq is also comfortable getting its boots dirty.

Rear right three quarters

The engine and transmission options are the same as its sibling from another mother, the Tiguan. So you get the same 187hp, 320Nm of torque and a seven-speed DSG transmission. And similar mập the Tiguan, you get driving modes here as well as traction modes. On the front 4×4, Kodiaq is equipped with an inter-axle electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. The rear axle coupling is automatic, so in normal conditions the car can take advantage of front-wheel drive, and in extreme conditions the excellent traction of the 4×4 system. .

Left view

Inference

Right front three quarters

A new location, some crazy new tests, and with an exciting roster of off-road capable SUVs, the 2021 Carwale Off-Road Day is sure mập keep your eyes racing. It will be a battle of soft laner and long laner. Start your bet!

Right front three quarters

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2021 Carwale Off-Road Day – Introduction
#Carwale #OffRoad #Day #Introduction
[rule_3_plain] #Carwale #OffRoad #Day #Introduction
IntroductionIt is that time of the year again. That time of the year when we look forward mập getting our cars and ourselves dirty. So, welcome mập the fourth instalment of the mega Carwale Off-Road Day where we round up our favourite 4×4 and AWD SUVs on one big playground and test them under our unique testing parameters.Now you have already read about the last three iterations of the Carwale Off-Road Day, but this one has plenty of changes and we have upped the fun quotient too. Also, this year we don’t have any rains and also this is a brand new location which is the Prodirt arena at Kamshet.Now before I go ahead and introduce you mập the cars, you need mập know how we are going mập test the cars and what is different this year. So, let’s take a look at all the tests.Acceleration and BrakingHow a car can accelerate and brake off the beaten path is down mập many things. The traction it generates, its weight, its gearbox, the power it makes and its braking prowess. Since we have combined the acceleration and braking test, we will see how well the car accelerates mập 40kmph and then slam on the brakes mập see how quickly its manages mập come mập a halt from 40-0kmph. This should be interesting.SlalomAcceleration and braking done, it’s now time mập check the agility. For this, the car goes around a series of cones placed at equidistance. Slalom tests determine how quickly the vehicle can change directions, and while darting between cones is a tough task on its own, it’s further amplified by difficult conditions. SUVs with a quicker steering response, a grippy front-end and a smart four-wheel drive system will have an edge here. Also, being lighter and smaller might just be an added plus.Hence, slalom is a test mập showcase not just the agility, but steering response and how smart the four-wheel drive system is.Beaker TrailThis test is all about the comfort of a passenger on a bumpy trail. A beaker full of water will decide how great the car’s ride quality is. Lesser the water spills, higher the car’s score.If it’s an SUV, it should be comfortable and our beaker test will determine which SUV has the best ride quality in these daunting conditions. This one’s sure mập make the co-driver a little nervous.GymkhanaThe latest entrant in our tests is the Gymkhana. No it’s not exactly what you have seen in the Ken Block videos, but then the concept is a little similar. So, we built our very own circuit in the dirt and decided mập push the cars against time which makes things a whole lot more exciting. Adding further spice, we decided mập make a short-cut too which would reduce time but being the most difficult section on the circuit means the car would also have mập be supremely capable and be able mập take more abuse. We’re actually quite proud of this one.So as you can see we have a super exciting session lined up. But now, let’s take a look at the exciting line-up of contenders.Jeep WranglerLet’s start with the big daddy of off-roaders, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Now the Wrangler has been around for a while, but Jeep made a big change recently and started manufacturing the Wrangler in India. So this here is the Made-in-India Wrangler.Powering the Wrangler is a two-litre petrol engine that makes a very impressive 268bhp and 400Nm of torque. Gearbox duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, as expected, the Wrangler Rubicon is loaded with a 4×4 hardware like the Rock-Trac full time 4WD system, locking front and rear differentials and an electronic sway bar disconnect too. All this apart from the insane approach and departure angles.Mahindra TharThe Wrangler done, now let’s move on mập something similar but smaller in scale. Without doubt it’s India’s most popular off-roader, the Mahindra Thar. The new Thar has been flying off the shelves since the moment it was launched and not without reason. It’s got the quintessential ‘Jeep’ design, it’s loaded with features now and you get both petrol and diesel power plants along with an automatic option as well. The new Thar is also a lot friendlier mập use in town with Mahindra insisting that the new Thar can be your only car.What we have here is the diesel manual. So the mHawk engine makes a very impressive 130bhp and 300Nm of torque and transferring all that power mập all four wheels is a six-speed manual gearbox. Getting mập the 4×4 stuff, the Thar is relatively old-school with a manual shift 4×4 transfer case. You also get low ratio and mechanical locking differential on the rear axle along with brake locking differential. So, it’s definitely got the hardware, but will its new friendly nature make it any less of an off-roader? Isuzu D-Max V-CrossUp next is India’s most popular pick-up, the new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. In its latest avatar, the V-Cross now gets a 1.9-litre diesel as compared mập the earlier larger 2.5-litre engine. So now you have 165bhp and 360Nm of torque with a six-speed automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual.And mập help you reach difficult locations, the V-Cross gets a shift on the fly 4WD system along with four-high and four-low modes. Now the V-cross performed extremely well in our very first off-road day, but can it do the same now with a lower displacement engine, its big dimensions and the barrage of new tests that we have lined up for it? Let’s find out…Volkswagen TiguanOur next contender is an SUV that really surprised us with its capabilities in our inaugural off-road day, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Now it might not be like some of the old-school, tough-as-nails SUVs in this mix, but what the Tiguan is, is SMART. Instead of just using brute force and ploughing through the obstacles, the Tiguan makes use of its electronics mập get through.The new Tiguan here is also now armed with petrol power; two-litre TSI engine making 187bhp and 320Nm of torque. Now, that’s some serious grunt. And transferring all that power mập all four wheels is a seven-speed DSG gearbox. Phệ tackle the off-road stuff, the Tiguan gets four-motion which distributes power between the front and rear wheels depending on the situation and you get mập choose between off-road, off-road individual and snow modes. So can the new Tiguan with its electronic trickery outdo the competition?Skoda KodiaqUp next, making its debut at the Carwale off-road day is the all-new Skoda Kodiaq. Now this might appear mập be a big luxurious SUV made mập haul the corporate kind. But make no mistake, the Kodiaq is just as comfortable getting its boots dirty.The engine and gearbox options are the same as its brother from another mother, the Tiguan. So you get the same 187bhp, 320Nm of torque and the seven-speed DSG gearbox. And similar mập the Tiguan you get driving modes here as well along with traction modes. On the 4×4 front, the Kodiaq gets an inter-axle electronically-controlled multi-plate clutch. The coupling of the rear axle is automatic, so under normal conditions, the car can utilise the advantages of the front-wheel drive, and under extreme conditions the excellent traction of 4×4 drive.ConclusionA new location, some crazy new tests and with an exciting list of off-road capable SUVs, the 2021 Carwale Off-Road Day is sure mập get your pulses racing. It’s going mập be the battle of the soft-roader’s vs the off-roader’s. Start placing your bets!Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh GandhiMahindra Thar₹ 13.17 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price
#Carwale #OffRoad #Day #Introduction
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#Carwale #OffRoad #Day #Introduction
IntroductionIt is that time of the year again. That time of the year when we look forward mập getting our cars and ourselves dirty. So, welcome mập the fourth instalment of the mega Carwale Off-Road Day where we round up our favourite 4×4 and AWD SUVs on one big playground and test them under our unique testing parameters.Now you have already read about the last three iterations of the Carwale Off-Road Day, but this one has plenty of changes and we have upped the fun quotient too. Also, this year we don’t have any rains and also this is a brand new location which is the Prodirt arena at Kamshet.Now before I go ahead and introduce you mập the cars, you need mập know how we are going mập test the cars and what is different this year. So, let’s take a look at all the tests.Acceleration and BrakingHow a car can accelerate and brake off the beaten path is down mập many things. The traction it generates, its weight, its gearbox, the power it makes and its braking prowess. Since we have combined the acceleration and braking test, we will see how well the car accelerates mập 40kmph and then slam on the brakes mập see how quickly its manages mập come mập a halt from 40-0kmph. This should be interesting.SlalomAcceleration and braking done, it’s now time mập check the agility. For this, the car goes around a series of cones placed at equidistance. Slalom tests determine how quickly the vehicle can change directions, and while darting between cones is a tough task on its own, it’s further amplified by difficult conditions. SUVs with a quicker steering response, a grippy front-end and a smart four-wheel drive system will have an edge here. Also, being lighter and smaller might just be an added plus.Hence, slalom is a test mập showcase not just the agility, but steering response and how smart the four-wheel drive system is.Beaker TrailThis test is all about the comfort of a passenger on a bumpy trail. A beaker full of water will decide how great the car’s ride quality is. Lesser the water spills, higher the car’s score.If it’s an SUV, it should be comfortable and our beaker test will determine which SUV has the best ride quality in these daunting conditions. This one’s sure mập make the co-driver a little nervous.GymkhanaThe latest entrant in our tests is the Gymkhana. No it’s not exactly what you have seen in the Ken Block videos, but then the concept is a little similar. So, we built our very own circuit in the dirt and decided mập push the cars against time which makes things a whole lot more exciting. Adding further spice, we decided mập make a short-cut too which would reduce time but being the most difficult section on the circuit means the car would also have mập be supremely capable and be able mập take more abuse. We’re actually quite proud of this one.So as you can see we have a super exciting session lined up. But now, let’s take a look at the exciting line-up of contenders.Jeep WranglerLet’s start with the big daddy of off-roaders, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Now the Wrangler has been around for a while, but Jeep made a big change recently and started manufacturing the Wrangler in India. So this here is the Made-in-India Wrangler.Powering the Wrangler is a two-litre petrol engine that makes a very impressive 268bhp and 400Nm of torque. Gearbox duties are handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, as expected, the Wrangler Rubicon is loaded with a 4×4 hardware like the Rock-Trac full time 4WD system, locking front and rear differentials and an electronic sway bar disconnect too. All this apart from the insane approach and departure angles.Mahindra TharThe Wrangler done, now let’s move on mập something similar but smaller in scale. Without doubt it’s India’s most popular off-roader, the Mahindra Thar. The new Thar has been flying off the shelves since the moment it was launched and not without reason. It’s got the quintessential ‘Jeep’ design, it’s loaded with features now and you get both petrol and diesel power plants along with an automatic option as well. The new Thar is also a lot friendlier mập use in town with Mahindra insisting that the new Thar can be your only car.What we have here is the diesel manual. So the mHawk engine makes a very impressive 130bhp and 300Nm of torque and transferring all that power mập all four wheels is a six-speed manual gearbox. Getting mập the 4×4 stuff, the Thar is relatively old-school with a manual shift 4×4 transfer case. You also get low ratio and mechanical locking differential on the rear axle along with brake locking differential. So, it’s definitely got the hardware, but will its new friendly nature make it any less of an off-roader? Isuzu D-Max V-CrossUp next is India’s most popular pick-up, the new Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. In its latest avatar, the V-Cross now gets a 1.9-litre diesel as compared mập the earlier larger 2.5-litre engine. So now you have 165bhp and 360Nm of torque with a six-speed automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual.And mập help you reach difficult locations, the V-Cross gets a shift on the fly 4WD system along with four-high and four-low modes. Now the V-cross performed extremely well in our very first off-road day, but can it do the same now with a lower displacement engine, its big dimensions and the barrage of new tests that we have lined up for it? Let’s find out…Volkswagen TiguanOur next contender is an SUV that really surprised us with its capabilities in our inaugural off-road day, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Now it might not be like some of the old-school, tough-as-nails SUVs in this mix, but what the Tiguan is, is SMART. Instead of just using brute force and ploughing through the obstacles, the Tiguan makes use of its electronics mập get through.The new Tiguan here is also now armed with petrol power; two-litre TSI engine making 187bhp and 320Nm of torque. Now, that’s some serious grunt. And transferring all that power mập all four wheels is a seven-speed DSG gearbox. Phệ tackle the off-road stuff, the Tiguan gets four-motion which distributes power between the front and rear wheels depending on the situation and you get mập choose between off-road, off-road individual and snow modes. So can the new Tiguan with its electronic trickery outdo the competition?Skoda KodiaqUp next, making its debut at the Carwale off-road day is the all-new Skoda Kodiaq. Now this might appear mập be a big luxurious SUV made mập haul the corporate kind. But make no mistake, the Kodiaq is just as comfortable getting its boots dirty.The engine and gearbox options are the same as its brother from another mother, the Tiguan. So you get the same 187bhp, 320Nm of torque and the seven-speed DSG gearbox. And similar mập the Tiguan you get driving modes here as well along with traction modes. On the 4×4 front, the Kodiaq gets an inter-axle electronically-controlled multi-plate clutch. The coupling of the rear axle is automatic, so under normal conditions, the car can utilise the advantages of the front-wheel drive, and under extreme conditions the excellent traction of 4×4 drive.ConclusionA new location, some crazy new tests and with an exciting list of off-road capable SUVs, the 2021 Carwale Off-Road Day is sure mập get your pulses racing. It’s going mập be the battle of the soft-roader’s vs the off-roader’s. Start placing your bets!Pictures by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh GandhiMahindra Thar₹ 13.17 LakhonwardsAvg. Ex-Showroom price

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