Mahindra XUV500 SUV was recently driven in a successful attempt to break the record for the fastest South-North four wheeler expedition of India, a journey involving a drive of 3,997 kilometres from Kanyakumari to Kashmir!
A four-member team from Standard Chartered Bank, comprising of Zuzur Tinwalla (leader), Jyoti P Bhattacharjee, Anshuman Kakar and Neeraj Rastogi, completed the drive in just 62 hours 20 minutes surpassing the previous record by a margin of 10 hr 27 min and registering their names in the Limca Book of Records. The journey started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 30, 2013 and reached Leh in Jammu & Kashmir on October 3, 2013, having traversed the entire length of the country.
Speaking on this achievement, Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, M&M said, “It is a proud moment for us since this record further reaffirms the tough and rugged 'Mahindra DNA' of the XUV500, which is a popular and much admired brand. Since its launch in 2011, the cheetah-inspired XUV500 has carved a special niche for itself and proved its mettle through tough and gruelling conditions in several rallies. This time was no exception. Completing a journey of 3997 kms in just 62 hours is a clear validation of the XUV500’s capability of handling all kinds of terrain while maintaining power-packed-performance. The team completed the journey with utmost safety and without a single incidence of breakdown. It is also testimony to the spirit of adventure of the XUV500 as well as the people who drive it so passionately. Unmatched in terms of style, performance, safety and comfort thereby providing a complete driving experience, the XUV500 has reached new heights with this achievement.”