Old Mahindra Jeeps are built tough, and they can take a lot of beating. This is exactly what panned out when a brand new Mahindra Scorpio-N, weighing well over 2 tons, crashed into the side of an old Mahindra Jeep – a much lighter vehicle with nearly no side-impact protection. The front-end of the Mahindra Scorpio-N shows quite a bit of damage while the old Mahindra Jeep’s sides show minor dents, which probably can be straightened out at a local garage. Of course, it goes without saying that the new Mahindra Scorpio-N SUV involved in this crash will require some expensive repairs and we hope that the owner has a solid insurance policy. Here’s the video that shows the damage to the two Mahindra SUVs.
What really happened?
The crash happened in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. The Mahindra Scorpio-N was on a two lane main road when the Mahindra Jeep suddenly came onto the main road from a side road. The Scorpio-N was taken by surprise and ended up crashing into the Mahindra Jeep’s side, and then went on to slam into a signboard places on the roadside. This explains the significant damage to the front of the Scorpio-N, which has taken multiple impacts – one with the Jeep and the other with the signboard. Thankfully, none of the passengers in both cars were injured in the crash.
While Indian roads are notorious for being unpredictable, it’s important to drive defensively and keep speeds low. Often, a slower speed gives the driver of a vehicle to avoid a crash situation. However, there can be times where the driver has no control over a situation on the road despite maintaining sane speeds and driving defensively. The best bet in such situations is a safe, sturdy car – something like the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N SUV.
All-new Mahindra Scorpio-N is India’s safest body-on-ladder SUV
Just days ago, Global NCAP released the crash test rating for the Mahindra Scorpio-N, giving the SUV a full five stars for adult crash protection, and three stars for child crash protection. The new Scorpio-N scored 29.25 out of 34 in adult occupant protection while it received 28.94 out of 48 in child occupant protection. The latest Mahindra SUV also performed very well in the side impact crash test, which was conducted under the new test protocol.
The crash test agency concluded that the Mahindra Scorpio-N offered good protection to the driver’s and passenger’s necks, while the protection offered to the driver’s and passengers’ chests was marginal. In the side impact test with a deformable barrier, the Scorpio-N came out with flying colors, bagging 16 out of a total of 17 points. The SUV also received an OK rating for the side pole impact test. However, the chest region of the occupants received a “weak” rating. The footwell and the bodyshell of the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N were rated as stable and that the footwell area was capable of withstanding further loading.