Mahindra Scorpio N has just been launched in India. The new vehicle has been dubbed the Big Daddy of SUVs. The Mahindra Scorpio N will slot between the Mahindra Thar and Mahindra XUV700 in the company’s lineup. Additionally, Mahindra has announced that it will sell the outgoing Scorpio but will rename it as the Mahindra Scorpio Classic.
The price for the Mahindra Scorpio N starts at Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant. It will get five variants — Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8, and Z8L. The Z8L will be limited to the diesel powertrain. The bookings for the new Mahindra SUV will begin on its online platform and at dealerships from July 30 with test drives commencing July 5.
On the outside, the Mahindra Scorpio N has a completely new design but still looks quintessentially Scorpio. It is the second vehicle to bear the new Mahindra logo. Upfront, the Scorpio N wears the trademark Scorpio grille with six vertical slats and a thick chrome mustache. The LED DRLs are embedded in the fog lamp housing. At the bottom, it wears a silver faux skid plate.
Inside, you will get the option to configure between six- and seven-seater options. It gets an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The top two variants get AdrenoX connectivity with inbuilt Amazon Alexa support as well as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. They also get a sunroof and a lack of a panoramic sunroof seems like a miss. Only the top Z8 and Z8L variants will get a coffee-coloured leatherette interior. The Z8L variant is the only one to get a 12-speaker Sony audio system.
Mechanically, the Mahindra Scorpio N will feature two engines – a 200hp, 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 172hp, 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. They both produce 370Nm of torque, however the diesel with the automatic gearbox churns out 400Nm of torque. Both will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It also gets a 4WD variant but that is limited to the diesel engine with automatic gearbox only.
The Mahindra Scorpio N also gets an off-road drive selector mode, albeit only in the 4WD variants. Users will be able to switch between Tarmac, Snow, Mud, and Desert modes. Additionally, it also gets shift-on-fly mode which essentially allows users to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes while on the move. Furthermore, it gets a host of safety features like roll-over mitigation, electronic stability control, ABS and EBD, parking sensors, driver drowsiness detection, and more.
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