The Mahindra Scorpio was first launched in 2002, and after nearly 20 years, the SUV has been completely revamped. The result is the all-new Scorpio-N, whose prices start from Rs. 11.99 lakh, ex-showroom India. Mahindra has begun offering the Scorpio-N for test drives across 30 major Indian cities, and more Indian cities will be added in the coming days. Official bookings will open from the 30th of July, 2022, and the first 25,000 buyers will get access to the introductory prices that were revealed during the launch.
Meanwhile, Mahindra’s website already lists the ‘add to cart’ button for the all-new Scorpio-N. However, buyers will be able to officially book the SUV online and offline only from the 30th of July 2022. The ‘add to cart’ button is to give Mahindra’s product planners an idea on the demand for specific variants of the new SUV so that they plan production accordingly. Like recently launched super-hit Mahindra SUVs – the Thar and XUV700 – the Scorpio-N also promises to be a blockbuster. Expect waiting periods to stretch to a year or more as the Scorpio has a cult following in India.
While Mahindra has announced prices of the manual variants of the all-new Scorpio-N, the prices of the automatic variants will be revealed on the 21st of July, 2022. Also, prices for the four wheel drive variants are yet to be announced. The automatic variants of the all-new SUV are expected to witness big demand as the Indian SUV market is now shifting towards automatic cars, especially in price segments north of Rs. 15 lakh. Most variants of the Scorpio N but for the base variants will nudge the Rs. 15 lakh mark across most Indian cities.
The Scorpio-N continues to retain a body-on-ladder chassis, which has been developed from scratch for the latest model. The new SUV comes with brand new suspension, more powerful engines, a four wheel drive option and a range of creature comforts never offered on the Scorpio line-up ever before. Also, the interior quality of the new SUV is a big step up, and Mahindra has even gone to the extent of comparing the features on offer in the Scorpio-N with those of the Toyota Fortuner.
The new Scorpio is offered with 2 engine options: a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder mHawk turbocharged diesel and a 2.0 liter-4 cylinder mFalcon turbocharged petrol. Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes that drive the rear wheels as standard, while 6 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes are also on offer as options.
The diesel motor makes 130 Bhp-300 Nm on the base trim while higher manual trims get a more powerful 172 Bhp-370 Nm state of tune. Automatic diesel trims get the 172 Bhp-400 Nm state of tune. The turbo petrol engine – across trims – makes 200 Bhp-370 Nm for the manual and 200 Bhp-380 Nm for the automatic. A four wheel drive transfer case will be offered as well but it remains to be seen whether both the petrol and diesel engines will get this option or if 4 wheel drive will be limited to the diesel motor.