Mahindra XUV500 secures podium finish at 2012 Desert Storm rally
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- 12:00 pm, March 07, 2012
XUV500 becomes the first diesel car to win the Extreme category at the Desert Storm Rally.
Mahindra and Mahindra's popular and hot-selling XUV500 secured podium finish at the recently held 2012 Desert Storm Rally. With this fest, the XUV500 has officially become India's first diesel car to secure a place among the top three lists in the Extreme category. Mahindra XUV500 apart from securing the third place in the overall ranking at the Desert Storm also set the fastest time in three special stages.
The Mahindra XUV500 made its Indian motorsports debut at the recently held 2012 Desert Storm Rally that concluded on February 25 in Ahmedabad. Two of the XUV500s had entered the rally, one of which was driven by Indian ace driver, Gaurav Gill and the second XUV500 was lead by Lohith Urs of PVS Murthy who emerged victorious in the 2012 Desert Storm Rally drove the second one.
Commenting on the incredible success of the XUV500 on its rallying debut, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Sr. Vice-President, Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “This unprecedented podium finish by the Mahindra XUV500is a testimony to the 20 Auto awards it has won since its launch! Mahindra was entering the Extreme category for the first time in many years and the XUV500 conquered the Desert with dogged determination and confidence to create Indian motor sports history. Keeping the spirit of Adventure going, the XUV500 is all set to make and break many more records in times to come.”
First Published on 12:00 pm, March 07, 2012
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