The new Scorpio-N achieved a rating of 28.93 out of 48 for child occupant protection and 29.25 out of 34 for adult occupant protection.
A five-star overall NCAP safety rating has been awarded to Mahindra's latest SUV – the Scorpio-N. New safety test protocols developed by Global NCAP were used to evaluate the SUV. The test vehicle featured frontal airbags, a load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner, a seat belt reminder, and ISOFIX. Following the revised testing protocol, the brand-new SUV was rated three stars for child safety and a complete five stars for adult safety.
The footwell and bodyshell of the SUV were stable and able to withstand additional loads, according to GNCAP. The Scorpio-N is the brand's third SUV to receive a five-star global NCAP score, after the XUV700 and the XUV300. The Mahindra Scorpio-N also did quite well in the new test protocol's side impact test.
According to the evaluating body, the Mahindra Scorpio-N offers good protection to both the driver's and passenger's necks. On the other hand, the driver's and passengers' chests are only 'marginal' protected. The Scorpio-N performed quite well, earning 16 out of 17 points in the side impact test with a deformable barrier. In the side pole impact test, the Mahindra Scorpio-N also scored an 'Ok' rating. The occupants' chest area was rated as 'weak,' though.
Alejandro Furas, Secretary General of Global NCAP, commented on the occasion, saying, 'Global NCAP congratulates Mahindra on its continuing commitment to safety, achieving five stars for adult occupant protection under our new, more demanding crash test protocols. However, it is of great concern that the manufacturer with the largest market share in India, Maruti Suzuki, still offers such poorly performing models, which don’t even make some key safety systems available to consumers in India as optional equipment.'
The new Scorpio-N comes with two powertrain options – a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine, both of which are available with a choice between a six-speed manual unit or a six-speed automatic gearbox.