The skies opened up today after three days of torrential rains and we thought that the going would be easier for the competitors. But then, would that be the Rainforest Challenge? Certainly not. So, the stages got longer and of course tougher. And with the sun beating down in the later part of the day, we got to see the monsters in their full glory.
It is Day 3 at the Rainforest Challenge and we have moved out of the city on to the country side for the next set of stages. Not only has the countryside become more vibrant, the stages have also become tougher and adding the volatile monsoons to the equation, the toughest off-road event in the country moves on from SS13 to 18.
The Creta has been a great success story for the Hyundai brand in India. Not only does it sell in big numbers, but it has made Hyundai successful at a price point, where even the might of Maruti has struggled (getting stingy Indians to spend upwards of Rs 15 lakh on what is basically a budget brand). With so many strong players in our market to compete with, you have to hand it to Hyundai for doing its research and, more often than not, delivering a really attractive product which the buyers really want.