New Delhi: Mahindra launched its Scorpio-N in India on today. The company has said that the add-to-cart option for the new Scorpio N will be available from 5 July, while bookings for the Scorpio-N will start on 30 July 2022 at the dealerships and online as well. Its starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh for the entry level petrol MT, going up to Rs 19.49 lakh for the top-spec diesel-MT variant (all prices, ex-showroom, India). Mahindra also said that these are the introductory prices for the SUV, and will only be applicable for the first 25,000 bookings.
Mahindra Scorpio-N price and variants
The Scorpio-N is also geared up to be sold internationally, and Mahindra said that along with India, South Africa and Nepal will also get the SUV right away. The Mahindra Scorpio-N will hit other international markets in 2023.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: engine and gearbox
The Scorpio-N comes with the same engines as the Thar and the XUV700. There’s the 2.0 turbo-petrol and the 2.2 diesel, with the latter being in two states of tune.The 203hp petrol engine produces 370Nm and 380Nm in the manual and automatic variants, respectively. The 2.2 diesel engine, in its lower state of tune, produces 132hp and 300Nm of torque, while in the higher state of tune, it makes 175hp and 370Nm (manual)/400Nm (automatic). Like the XUV700, the 175hp 2.2 diesel Scorpio-N gets three on-road drive modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom – where peak power is produced only in Zap and Zoom modes. In Zip mode, the power is limited to 138hp.
All three engines come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the higher-spec diesel and the turbo-petrol engine can also be paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Scorpio-N comes with rear-wheel drive as standard, but the higher-spec diesel variants can also be had with a four-wheel-drive system. In terms of off-road hardware, it gets mechanical locking rear differential, ESP-based brake locking front differential, an independent front suspension system and a five-link rear suspension. The Scorpio-N also gets four terrain modes – Normal, Grass/Gravel/ Snow, Mud/Rut, and Sand – for Mahindra’s new 4 XPLOR 4WD system with a low-range mode.
The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio has been already revealed in images that show the premium new styling. The SUV looks more upmarket with the slatted grille up front with chrome inserts, new twin-pod projector-lens LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, and new C-shaped LED daytime running lights. The rear sports new vertically-stacked LED taillights that do look premium and have evolved well over the predecessor. The styling is completely new on the Scorpio-N and the model has also grown in proportions over its predecessor. The Scorpio-N is 206 mm longer, 97 mm wider, and has a 70 mm longer wheelbase than the current Scorpio. While the height of the scorpio has gone down by 138 mm, it still boasts a ground clearance of 187 mm.
Mahindra Scorpio-N: exterior, interior
On the feature front, the Mahindra Scorpio-N will come with a large touchscreen infotainment unit running the AdrenoX user interface equipped with connected car technology. It will get features like driver drowsiness detection, a Sony 3D sound system, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and push-button start/stop. It also gets a twin-pod instrument console with a larger MID unit in the centre. The SUV also has multiple driving modes, including tarmac, snow, mud and desert modes. Other features include an electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charger, multiple driving modes, roof-mounted speakers, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. On the safety front, the Scorpio-N comes with six airbags, ABS, ESC, and more.
Inside, the cabin gets a complete overhaul on the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N. The dashboard looks classy and upmarket and there is plenty of tech wizardry going around as well. The cabin gets a dual-tone brown and black finish with brushed satin trims on the door handles and centre console. The new Scorpio-N will arrive in six and seven-seater configurations and gets a front-facing third row, which will not only improve passenger comfort but help the SUV get a better crash test safety rating as well.