Laleh Seddigh, Iran’s foremost lady rally driver and leading sports personality, drove Mahindra’s especially rally prepared Super XUV500 and displayed her talent and control over the vehicle. It was a pleasure to watch her drive the big Super XUV500 with so much ease. She put the vehicle to test and showcased splendid driving.
Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said that they are delighted to have Laleh amongst them and equally happy to have her experience their rally prepared Super XUV500. Having established immense credentials in the rally circuit with many podium finishes and national rally wins, the Super XUV500 was put to test by Laleh as she showcased her finesse in display driving. The Super XUV500 not only emerged unscathed, it also displayed the tough and rugged DNA of the Mahindra vehicles, like no other. It was a pleasure to watch Laleh drive as she put the machine to test. She truly epitomizes the spirit of women empowerment and symbolizes the take on anything spirit.
Mahindra Adventure Team invited Laleh Seddigh, Iran’s numerouno lady rallyist, in Bengaluru to put to test their Super XUV500. Laleh, who started driving when she was 13, is always passionate about cars and driving. She is a well known name in the Iranian motorsport circuit and is also known as the “Little Schumacher”. Laleh exchanged views and experiences with Mahindra Adventure motorsport drivers, on the side lines of the Indian Rally Championship. She said that she is very excited to have driven the Super XUV500 and to have experienced the motorsport scene in India. Having driven the Super XUV500, she can just say what Mahindra vehicles are capable of. She would like to thank team Mahindra Adventure for providing her this platform to exchange thoughts & experiences with their rally drivers. She truly believes that motorsport has immense potential to be recognized as a mainstream sport and in her own way she would like to encourage more people to take it up as their profession, as a serious sport. Such free flowing interactions will not only bring in cross country perspectives, but she is sure this will also provide the right impetus for more support and an increased visibility for a sport which so far has been a playground for a select few.
Laleh is a good sportsperson. She is an idol for many motorsport fans out there. She is the only female driver to be given permission by the Iranian authorities to participate in an otherwise male dominated bastion in her home country. With many accolades to her credit spanning her illustrious career, Laleh has proved her mettle in the motorsport circuit in Iran, securing many podium finishes and first places across races and rallies. We hope that many people will get inspired from Laleh and come ahead and take rallying as a serious sport.