Watch how a Mahindra Bolero Pickup braves through an extremely flooded underpass in Mumbai while a Jaguar gets stuck in the middle.
Jaguar is one of the top luxury car brands in the world. It is known for manufacturing performance oriented, luxurious cars. It is not known for making amphibious cars though! Jokes aside, there is a video going viral on the internet of a Jaguar sedan stuck in a flooded underpass in Mumbai. What’s more, a Mahindra Bolero Pickup drives along on the side unfazed by all the water. Apart from this highlight, the 13-second video also shows a lot of pedestrians struggling to cross the water-logged underpass on foot. A lot of people can be seen unwilling to wade into the flooded road for the fear of sharing the same fate as the Jaguar saloon.
The incident happened at an underpass in Airoli area, Navi Mumbai, on September 4th. The video has not only attracted the attention of the masses, it has also caught the eye of Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, who is very active on twitter. With his trademark wit, he writes:
“We won’t brag over this. It’s an unfair contest. The Bolero’s meant to negotiate such landscapes (seascapes?) But now you know why the Bolero’s my favourite vehicle to drive.”
While the Mahindra Bolero is not an off-road vehicle, it is quite rugged and is designed to handle a lot of heavy-duty work. With its raised stance and torquey engine, the Bolero is quite capable of traversing through such situations. However, that doesn’t mean it is safe to jump into flooded areas with road-going vehicles. Water can not only damage the electrical systems of a car, it can also damage the engine if the intake or exhaust get flooded.
Mumbai is currently dealing with extreme rainfall and floods, and India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued ‘red alert’ for the financial capital of India. Reports suggest that the weather will continue to spell trouble in the city. Regardless of what you’re driving, if you ever encounter a situation when your car gets stuck in water and stops working, exit your car and head for a safe area. If water level rises, you might put yourself in more danger by staying inside the vehicle.