Eating dunes for desert

In fact, Mahindra was so confident about its cars, it gave some of its special guests regular Scorpios with regular road tyres (and none of them got stuck).

The first section of the day was essentially a climb up some simple sand dunes so participants would settle in and build confidence. “Just keep it in second gear with low-range engaged, keep steering the wheel and you’ll climb,” said a Mahindra official. A testament to the Mahindra SUVs’ capability is the fact that a cabbie driving his Mahindra Bolero got excited and decided to join the fun and managed to do the same climb without having the charms of all-wheel-drive at his service.