Anand Mahindra is known to drive or be driven only in cars from the Mahindra stable. Continuing this tradition, the chairman of the Mahindra group has just taken delivery of the all-new Scorpio-N SUV. Here’s a picture of Mr. Anand Mahindra with his latest ride – a red coloured Scorpio-N. The Chairman of the Mahindra group tweeted this picture, and also asked Twitter users help him find a suitable name for his Scorpio-N.
The details on the Scorpio-N variant Mr. Mahindra has picked up isn’t available just as yet. Knowing his choices from the past, it’s likely to be a fully-loaded top-end diesel automatic trim with a four wheel drive layout. The Scorpio is also available with a turbo petrol engine that’s very refined and quiet. However, the four wheel drive layout is available only with the diesel engine, which prompts us to think that it would be the diesel that Mr. Mahindra has chosen for himself.
Mr. Mahindra’s other rides include the top-of-the-line Alturas luxury SUV, and the TUV300 Plus multi-utility vehicle. In the past, Mr. Anand Mahindra has also owned the Mahindra Bolero Invader lifestyle SUV, the TUV300 sub-4 meter SUV and the first-generation Scorpio SUV. Click here to check out Anand Mahindra’s SUV garage.
Ex-showroom prices of the Scorpio-N start from Rs. 11.99 lakh and go all the way up to Rs. 23.9 lakh. The SUV’s bookings are closed thanks to the 50,000 bookings that the Scorpio-N received in just 30 minutes of the online booking window opening on the 30th of July 2022. Waiting times for the Scorpio-N span over 1 year for most variants and Mahindra is likely to re-open bookings sometime later this year or early next year. The Scorpio-N’s deliveries have commenced across India, and the automaker is delivering the top-end trims first.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N is a full generation change for the iconic brand, and the latest version is offered with two engine options – a 2.2 liter turbocharged diesel and a 2 liter turbocharged petrol. Both are four cylinder units, and feature a rear wheel drive layout as standard. Both engines also get 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options. While the diesel engine is available in three states of tune: 130 Bhp-300 Nm (entry level manual), 172 Bhp-370 Nm (mid and top-end manual) and 172 Bhp-400 Nm (top-end automatic), the petrol engine is available in 200 Bhp-370 Nm (manual) and 200 Bhp-380 Nm (automatic) states of tune.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N is built at the automaker’s Chakan factory, near Pune. The SUV is now available with 6 and 7 seat options with front facing seats for the third row as well. The new SUV is feature-rich, and offers an electric sunroof, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, traction control, hill hold, cruise control, reverse parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic dual zone climate control, powered driver’s seat, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay support, and connected car features.