Mahindra & Mahindra recently launched the new Scorpio-N. Mahindra announced prices for select variants, starting from Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the company did not announce prices for automatic, 4×4 and six-seat configurations and the prices for these will be revealed tomorrow.
The Scorpio-N will be available in a total of five trims called Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L. Out of which, a four-wheel-drive option is only being offered with diesel engine option in Z8 and Z8L variant. In addition, the SUV comes equipped with Mahindra’s latest 4XPLOR Intelligent Terrain Management System featuring multiple driving modes – Tarmac, Snow, Mud and Desert.
The 4×4 drivetrain features a low-range gearbox and mechanically locking differential. Moreover, the Scorpio-N will get frequency selective dampers similar to the XUV700. Penta Link Rear suspension with first in segment WATT’s Linkage will give the Scorpio-N better handling.
Talking about the dimensions, the Scorpio-N measures 4,662 mm in length, 1,917 mm in width, and 1,857 mm in height. The wheelbase has now gone up by 70 mm to 2,750 mm.
Talking about the overall design of the new Scorpio-N, it is very different from the earlier generations. At the front, it gets a vertically slatted grille with chrome and a muscular bonnet with strong character lines. The hood scoop is no longer there and it also gets new twin-pod projector LED headlights and the C-shaped LED DRL units shaped like a scorpion’s sting.
The interior gets a coffee brown and black theme that’s constant across the cabin which looks good and unique. It houses vertically-oriented air-con vents and the eight-inch infotainment system with AdrenoX connected car tech with built-in Alexa that uses a Snapdragon SD6 processor for 70+ connected car features. It also gets a 12-speaker Sony system with 3D immersive audio.
There are all the expected features such as wireless charging, front camera, parking sensors, auto headlamps, auto wipers, drive modes (diesel), dual-zone climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, electric sunroof (not panoramic), electric driver seat, etc. The driver gets an analogue speedometer and tachometer along with a 7-inch digital driver information screen, which displays navigation, drive information, driver drowsiness level, settings and much more.
The Scorpio-N is offered with two engine options and two transmission choices. There is the 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine which offers two separate states of tune depending on the variant. The base variant Z2 produces 130 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque, while in the Z4 and upper variants the diesel motor puts out 172 bhp with 400 Nm of torque. The diesel here gets three driving modes called Zip, Zap, and Zoom.
The petrol is the 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged engine that produces 200 bhp of power and 380 Nm of max torque.
Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic for both petrol and diesel engine options. For off-road enthusiasts, there is a 4×4 variant also on offer with the diesel engine only.
The safety features of the new Scorpio-N include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, all-wheel disc brake setup, tyre pressure monitoring system, driver drowsiness alert, and front and rear parking sensors, roll-over mitigation system, hill hold control, hill descent control, and much more. Although the new Scorpio-N hasn’t been crash tested yet, previous ratings of Mahindra vehicles indicate possibilities of a good rating for this one as well.
There are 7 colour options to choose from – Napoli Black, Everest White, Royal Gold, Deep Forest, Red Rage, Dazzling Silver and Grand Canyon.
The base Z2 variant was announced with a sticker price of Rs 11.99 lakh for the petrol MT and Rs 12.49 lakh for the diesel MT. The Z4 MT will cost Rs 13.49 lakh for petrol and Rs 13.99 lakh for the diesel. The middle Z6 variant will only be available in diesel and will cost Rs 14.99 lakh for the MT.
The top-of-the-line Z8L diesel with manual transmission has been launched at Rs 19.49 lakh, and the lower Z8 diesel with manual transmission will be on offer at Rs 17.49 lakh.
As mentioned previously, prices for the automatic transmission and 4WD models will be announced tomorrow. It should be noted that these introductory prices will only be applicable for the first 25,000 bookings. Stay tuned to TOI Auto for full price report which will be uploaded tomorrow.