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Swift vs Thar In A Tug-Of-War, Does the Hatchback Stand A Chance?

This diesel-powered FWD vs AWD Battle is the strangest tug-of-war you’ll ever see. Who’s your money on?

Have you ever seen a tug of war between a hatchback and an SUV? Here’s a crazy video of a Maruti Suzuki Swift taking on a Mahindra Thar to see if front-wheel drive stands a chance against all-wheel drive.

Mahindra Thar Vs Maruti Swift

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“A reputation that remains instilled in the hearts of many by the ignition of a strong passion based on creativity and innovation”- is how Mahindra Thar must be characterised. It is a true stallion that can take on any terrain that heaven has blessed earth with. It is a symbolism of masculinity that roars through the streets. The vehicle has never failed to attract buyers due to its road presence. The Thar remains to be an entity, which when rolled through the streets of India, grabs everybody’s attention. It is a legend that’s been here for decades.

But has there been any other vehicle that stood the test of time to replace the Thar? Can a modern vehicle that has tech and gizmos onboard replace the charm of the mighty Mahindra Thar? Well, to our surprise, this is what a young YouTuber wanted to find out!

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After lots of thought put into it, a YouTuber “Sonu Plaha” decided to pick up the Suzuki Swift, a vehicle that has been here for more than a decade with a unique fanbase for its sheer power. Although practically speaking, the Swift and the Thar are miles apart when it comes to the specs, features, engine, design, and whatnot, for a fun experiment and to seek an answer for the curious minds, the YouTuber decides to conduct a Tug of War between the two epic vehicles in India.

A tug of war? Yes, that’s right. We are presenting to you, with a never before seen experiment- a tug of war between a diesel-powered swift and a diesel-powered Mahindra Thar. Without further ado, let us get right to the video:

Round 1- Swift Vs Thar

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The YouTuber seems not so shocked as it was quite obvious that the Thar will take away the winner’s trophy

As expected, the Swift could not handle the torque that the Thar presented. The Swift’s engine redlined and the clutch started to give up against the mighty Thar that produced unmatched power. The ABS kicked in obviously when the driver of the Swift tried to resist the pull. The YouTuber seems not so shocked as it was quite obvious that the Thar will take away the winner’s trophy.

Round 2 Swift Vs Thar

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Interestingly, as soon as round one ended, the YouTuber was curious to find out whether the driver behind the wheels of the Thar had engaged the 4-wheel drive system. To his surprise, the Thar was engaged in 2H mode to be fair with the Swift.

With that, round two began with the swift pulling the Thar to give a bit more headway, but as soon as the driver of the Thar tapped on the throttle, the Swift struggled to get traction and started losing grounds to the hefty Thar and its powerful engine.

Conclusion

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The Thar and Swift are two different vehicles that are meant for two different purposes. The video might seem bizarre to many but it is just a fun experiment that nobody dares to do, simply because it can damage suspension, tyres, and engine components, especially the clutch. We hope that the curiosity of knowing what would happen if the two vehicles did a tug of war is completely removed from your mind. Hope that you enjoyed this article. Happy motoring!


Dheeraj S Nair
Dheeraj S Nair
Dheeraj is an ardent writer who adores fine and distinctive classic cars due to their rarity, performance and special attributes. Formula One is one of his favourite motorsports and driving cars during spare time is his hobby. Dheeraj also loves road trips but prefers to hit the road in a car with a stick shift.  Read full bio

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