The Mahindra Scorpio-N is finally here. With prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the new car will be sold alongside a refreshed version of the outgoing Scorpio, which will be called the Scorpio Classic.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N is finally here. The car has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Z2 petrol variant, with a manual transmission, and going up to Rs 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Z8L diesel variant, with a manual transmission. Now, since the Scorpio N was one of the most anticipated launches of the year, we bring you every piece of important information that you need to know about the car.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Design
The new Scorpio-N looks like a step in the right direction in terms of design. The overall design manages to neatly incorporate each element to give the car an upmarket appeal. At the front, the car gets a new six-slat grille, new LED twin-pod projector headlights, and new LED fog lights which sit between C-Shaped LED daytime running lamps. The car has grown in terms of dimensions as well. The new Scorpio-N is 206mm longer and 97mm wider and has a wheelbase that is 70mm longer than before. The car, however, now sits 138mm lower than before and has a ground clearance of 187mm.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Interior
Inside, the car comes with a host of features, including integrated Alexa from Amazon, what3words navigation, and Adrenox connected-car technology with over 70 features.
The Scorpio-N comes with a 7-seat configuration as standard. The 6-seat configuration, with captain's seats for the middle row, is reserved only for the top-spec Z8 Luxury trim.
The company has used a subtle dose of brushed aluminium on the dashboard, AC vents, centre console, and door handles. The instrument cluster layout comes in two versions – the higher trims are expected to have a bigger multi-info display positioned between the conventional speedometer and tachometer.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Engine
In terms of powertrain, the new Scorpio-N comes with the same engine options as the Thar and XUV700, i.e.a 2.0 turbo-petrol engine and a 2.2 diesel unit, with the latter available in two states of tune.
The 203hp petrol engine produces 370Nm in manual and 380Nm in automatic avatars. The 2.2-litre diesel engine, on the other hand, outputs 132hp and 300Nm of torque in its lower state of tune and 175hp and 370Nm in its higher state of tune. This engine option also gets three on-road drive modes – Zip, Zap, and Zoom. However, only Zap and Zoom allow the engine to offer its peak output.
All three engine options come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the higher-spec diesel and turbo petrol engine can be had with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Variants
The new Scorpio-N arrives in five trims – the Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8, and Z8 Luxury. The petrol engine is offered in the Z2, Z4, Z8 and Z8L trims with a manual gearbox as standard, while the automatic gearbox is offered from the Z4 trim onwards.
Meanwhile, the 132-hp diesel engine powers the Z2 and Z4, with a manual gearbox, both of which are available only in the rear-wheel-drive guise. The 2.2-litre diesel engine in the higher state of tune is offered with the Z4, Z6, Z8, and Z8 luxury trim, with both manual and automatic gearboxes.
Four-wheel drive will be offered on all manual variants from Z4 onwards, but for the automatic version, the feature will be available only on the higher-spec Z8 and Z8L trim.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Features and Safety
The new Scorpio-N gets a host of features as well. The top variants get dual-zone climate control, analogue dials with a large coloured MID, front and rear cameras, auto start-stop, cruise control, Type-C USB ports for the first and second row, keyless go, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 12-speaker 3D Sony sound system, and connected car features. Also on offer is Alexa-enabled What3Word, which lets you set your location with just a three-word combination.
In terms of safety, the car gets six airbags, ESP, traction control system, hill-hold control, hill-descent control, tyre pressure monitoring system, driver drowsiness detection system, and more.