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Mahindra Scorpio created hat-trick on 12th Raid-de-Himalaya

Mahindra Scorpio created a hat-trick at the 12th Raid-de-Himalaya and established its name as India’s most dominant SUV. Raid-de-Himalaya is country’s most grueling motosporting event that takes the vehicles and its riders to the limits and winning it third consecutive time proves the mettle of Mahindra Scorpio as the leading SUV in India.


The Scorpio earlier won the event in 2009 and 2009 in the Adventure Trail SUV category. Mahindra Automotive is highly elated because the win reaffirms the tough and rugged Mahindra DNA of the Scorpio.


The triple win for the Masculine Mahindra Scorpio came with Sanjay Takale &Rahul Sancheti came at overall first position in the Adventure Trial-SUV category as well as in the Stock Expert segment. Next category of the Pro Stock Expert Segment was won by brother duo K Prasad and K Pradeep, and the Stock Amateur segment was won by Raj Singh Rathore and Chandrashekhar.


Raid-de-Himalaya 2010 is a six day competition that puts to test the vehicle and the drivers to the extreme. The 164 participating teams battled with highly inhospitable weather conditions and subzero temperature of the Himalayas.


However the robust Scorpio dominated the competition from Day1 at Shimla from where the event was flagged-off till Day 6 in Manali where it ended. The motor sporting event had put the cars and drivers to the most challenging conditions on Earth including the forbidding terrain.


While speaking about the success of Scorpio, Vivek Nayer, Sr. VP Marketing, Automotive Division M&M Ltd. said, “It is a very proud moment for us as winning the 3rd time in a row is a testimony to the spirit of adventure of the Scorpio as well as the people who drive it so passionately!”