Second issue of Engage 4x4 is headlined by our trip to Keran —  a border town that lets you peek across the LOC!
The second issue of Engage 4x4 packs in wonderful stories — order now to find outTeam evo India

Second issue of Engage 4x4 is headlined by our trip to Keran — a border town that lets you peek across the LOC!

We also speak to the engineers behind the Thar, get involved with a whole bunch of adventures, tutorials, tips and tricks plus put the AWD XUV 700 through a comprehensive road test.

It’s literally a stone’s throw away from PoK! Our spur-of-the-moment road trip allowed us to wave to our neighbours across the border. In our latest escapade for the second issue of Engage 4x4, we drive the Mahindra Thar to Keran — a small village on the banks of Kishanganga that’s nestled under the gaze of the sturdy, snow-capped Himalayas in Kashmir.

What’s more, we’ve also pushed boundaries by smashing records and setting benchmarks with the Mahindra XUV700 and driven a Mahindra Classic around some beautiful trails in Pune. We speak to Pratap Bose who helps us understand Mahindra’s new logo, speak to Terra Tigers about their latest rescue operations, bring you all the action from India’s gnarliest off-road event and put together a list of the latest merchandise for your Manindra. All of this and a lot more, get your copy today for all things 4x4!

To the LOC

Keran is such a remote place, you can't find it on Google Maps!
Keran is such a remote place, you can't find it on Google Maps!Team evo India

Thar heads to the village of Keran, literally on the edge of India, and gives us a sneak peek across the LOC. It’s so remote that you won’t even find it on Google Maps but guess what? It’s open to civilians and we tell you how to get there. It’s time to prepare yourself for an adventure of a lifetime and no, we aren’t hyping it!

Meeting the engineers

What's more interesting than the Thar? The story behind making it!
What's more interesting than the Thar? The story behind making it!Team evo India

Why is the Thar such an icon? Reinventing the wheel is never easy but the folks at Mahindra have not only reinvented the Thar, they have made the new Thar more sophisticated, safer, faster, better handling, more liveable, better as a daily driver, and desirable. How? We spent some quality time at the Mahindra Research Valley to find out the story of its making!

Trail Survivor

Our managing editor finds out what it takes to survive an off-road trail
Our managing editor finds out what it takes to survive an off-road trailTeam evo India

What does it take to survive a trail? Off-road noob Selina Chandran finds out, with some fairly unhelpful egging from the Editor. This could very well be your complete guide on how to ace off-roading.

24 hour Speed Endurance Challenge

This is the story of how many records the XUV700 shattered on our 24 hour endurance drive
This is the story of how many records the XUV700 shattered on our 24 hour endurance driveTeam evo India

How far can you go in 24 hours? How fast can you go, for how long? All of these answered with one big-bang national record in the Mahindra XUV700. And boy do we love smashing records! Take a guess on how many were shattered and trust us, it’s more dramatic than you could imagine.

To the rescue

Want to become a superhero? Terra Tigers offer you their insights for inspiration
Want to become a superhero? Terra Tigers offer you their insights for inspirationTeam evo India

When it’s flooded in Chennai, the Terra Tigers come to the rescue. In their Thars of course. Find out about this super helpful off-road club and how you could take inspiration on becoming the next-door superhero

Mahindra and the Indian Armed forces

The Indian Armed Forces and Mahindra go hand in hand
The Indian Armed Forces and Mahindra go hand in handTeam evo India

Through the hell of wars, Mahindra’s relationship with the Indian Armed Forces proves it’s a match made in heaven. Excerpts from Adil Jal Darukhanawala’s Timeless Mahindra

A to Z of expeditioning

Nidhi Salgame tells us how expeditions tend to be fun only in hindsight
Nidhi Salgame tells us how expeditions tend to be fun only in hindsightTeam evo India

Not every road trip is an expedition. Kicking off a brand new series on off-road expeditioning with Nidhi Salgame of Wander Beyond Boundaries (WBB) — the first woman to drive from Delhi to London and the only Indian to have driven to the Pole of Cold Northeastern Siberia in the peak of winter. Her tales are nothing short of spectacular!

Driving tutorials

Manish Sarser offers tips on how to prepare your vehicle for off-road conditions
Manish Sarser offers tips on how to prepare your vehicle for off-road conditions Team evo India

The winter is here and Mahindra Adventure Academy’s chief instructor tells you how to get ready and drive on ice. You should be taking notes for this one!

XUV 700 AWD road test

Has the company, synonymous with its off-roaders, gone soft with the AWD XUV 700?
Has the company, synonymous with its off-roaders, gone soft with the AWD XUV 700?Team evo India

Does the XUV 700 live up to its hype? We get behind the wheel of the most exciting new SUV for a full test of the all-wheel-drive variant of the XUV 700. All to see if Mahindra’s latest SUV delivers on the expectations you’d have from a company that’s synonymous with rugged off-roaders.

Twin peaks

Pratap Bose tells us how the new Mahindra logo came into being
Pratap Bose tells us how the new Mahindra logo came into beingTeam evo India

The inside story of the design and evolution of Mahindra’s new twin peaks logo from the design chief Pratap Bose himself!

The Classic

The Classic was Mahindra's first attempt at a lifestyle vehicle, and the spiritual predecessor of the Thar
The Classic was Mahindra's first attempt at a lifestyle vehicle, and the spiritual predecessor of the TharTeam evo India

Before the Thar there was the Classic with wire spoke wheels, chromed bull bars and much more making it India’s first lifestyle 4x4. We get behind the ‘wheel for a drive around our favorite trails in Pune!

Rain Forest Challenge

Despite all the troubles, the Indian edition of the Rain Forest Challenge has caught up with the rest of the world — order the magazine to know more
Despite all the troubles, the Indian edition of the Rain Forest Challenge has caught up with the rest of the world — order the magazine to know moreTeam evo India

Seven years after this premier global off-roading event started in India, the challenges have only gotten difficult and more demanding. We bring you all the action from India’s gnarliest off-road event

Thar Trails

A 4x4 vehicle is a prerequisite if you are to approach the snow-decked Sadhna Pass
A 4x4 vehicle is a prerequisite if you are to approach the snow-decked Sadhna PassTeam evo India

Kicking off a new section where we identify spectacular trails all across the country where you can unleash your Thar, and despite this being the very first one, it isn't for the faint-hearted!

Order your issue now or subscribe to the bi-monthly off-road culture magazine. And get exclusive Engage 4x4 t-shirts when you subscribe.

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