Issue #006 of Engage 4x4 out now!
Issue #006 of Engage 4x4 out now!Team evo India

Engage 4x4 Issue #006: Exploring the idea of Freedom from the driver's seat of the Mahindra Thar!

What does the Mahindra Thar symbolise? Freedom obviously, but what kind of Freedom? That’s what we talk about in this issue

From its wild stallion characteristics to its ability to get you from the desert sands of Jaisalmer to the snowy mountains of the Himalayas in 24 hours flat, we have done all sorts of epic things with the Mahindra Thar. We have even talked about the Thar lifestyle in many ways. The one thing we hadn’t talked about in too much depth was Freedom. Until now. In this issue, celebrating India’s 75th year of Independence, Editor Sirish Chandran delves deep under the surface to understand what the Thar meant from the perspective of Freedom. In addition, we settle one of the oldest debates of the off-road community - 4WD vs AWD and offer a sneak peak into Mahindra’s state-of-the-art design centre in the UK. We also take a close look at the Born Electric phenomenon and back it all up with a drive of the XUV400 and Scorpio Classic. All that, and a helluva lot more.

Freedom Song

The Mahindra Thar signifies freedom!
The Mahindra Thar signifies freedom!Team evo India

The Thar is so much about functionality. Every single aspect of the Thar smacks of functionality. Yet, the Thar symbolises so much more than just functionality and practicality. It is, literally, the four-wheeled pictograph of Freedom.

4WD vs AWD

An all-terrain debate settled
An all-terrain debate settledTeam evo India

Settling debates is never easy, but with one mighty effort and a little bit of help from Velusamy R of Mahindra, we have finally managed to put to bed an old quarrel - 4WD vs AWD.

Mahindra Advanced Design Centre

Mahindra's Advanced Design Centre explored
Mahindra's Advanced Design Centre exploredTeam evo India

We get talking to Pratap Bose to get the real lowdown on Mahindra’s spanking new design centre in the UK.

Mahindra Born Electric

A deep dive into Mahindra's Born Electric vision
A deep dive into Mahindra's Born Electric vision Team evo India

Electrifying stuff from Mahindra as Born Electric becomes the catchphrase for the company’s drive into a sustainable future.

Mahindra XUV400

The all-electric XUV400 tested
The all-electric XUV400 testedTeam evo India

Between the now and the then, we present Mahindra’s new offering in the burgeoning EV space - the XUV400.

Longewala War Memorial

The myth. The legend. Longewala, revisited.
The myth. The legend. Longewala, revisited.Team evo India

Can a Mahindra bust a tank? Well if you have a handful armed with the right weapons, you’d be able to route an enemy tank force. That is exactly what the museum in Longewala tells us.

Scorpio to Azerbaijan

Driving Scorpios through Azerbaijan!
Driving Scorpios through Azerbaijan!Team evo India

In the second part of this mother of a throwback, Sirish remembers what it was like driving through Azerbaijan.

Scorpio Green Drive Project

Saving the world – in style – with the Scorpio-N on the Green Drive Project
Saving the world – in style – with the Scorpio-N on the Green Drive ProjectTeam evo India

Drive around and turn the planet green. Or at least that is the intention of the Scorpio-N Green Drive.

The Super Thar heads to Mana Pass!
The Super Thar heads to Mana Pass!Team evo India

Another crazy throwback to the time when resident looney Ouseph took the stripped-of-all-comforts, angry orange Super Thar to the forbidden heights of the Mana Pass.

Mahindra Adventure Monastery Escape

This year's Monastery Escape featured the Scorpio-N
This year's Monastery Escape featured the Scorpio-NTeam evo India

Exploring the lure of Ladakh by taking a close look at this year’s Monastery Escape.

Rain Forest Challenge

The Rain Forest Challenge is back, now in its eighth edition
The Rain Forest Challenge is back, now in its eighth editionTeam evo India

Excitement peaks as off-road enthu-cutlets fight for the ultimate prize, the top seat at the Rain Forest Challenge.

Mahindra Design Concepts

Cool concept designs covered in this issue of Engage 4x4!
Cool concept designs covered in this issue of Engage 4x4!Team evo India

Designer Mahindras. Ever heard of them? No? Well, yet another reason to pick up this issue of Engage 4x4.

Timeless Mahindra

Mahindra's hunt for a diesel motor in Timeless Mahindra
Mahindra's hunt for a diesel motor in Timeless MahindraTeam evo India

The final part of the hunt for a diesel motor, in this issue’s Timeless Mahindra

Driving in the Snow

Manish Sarser's top tips on driving in the snow
Manish Sarser's top tips on driving in the snowTeam evo India

Top tips on driving in the snow

Terrain Modes

Vinod Nookala explains terrain modes
Vinod Nookala explains terrain modesTeam evo India

Agent Vinod investigates the differences between terrain modes

All that, and more! Order your issue now or subscribe to the bi-monthly off-road culture magazine. Exclusive Engage 4x4 t-shirt when you subscribe!

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