The Mahindra Scorpio-N has been reaching customers across India, and many owners of the SUV have already begun modifying their vehicles. The Scorpio-N is offered in a red paint scheme but Mahindra doesn’t offer a dual tone roof paint scheme on the SUV. A Scorpio-N owner who’s bought a red-coloured Scorpio has decided to take matters into his own hands, and has blacked out the roof of his SUV. The owner has also gotten a graphite coat onto the car, bringing out the best of the red paint scheme. The result is quite spectacular. Here take a look at this video and see for yourself.
As the video indicates, the contrast black roof really makes the red coloured Scorpio-N look quite striking, and Mahindra should start offering this option as a factory custom. A lot of buyers would be interested in this shade. Moreover, adding a roof wrap to the car is totally legal and will not get you into trouble with the cops as it doesn’t change the base colour of the car. If you do change the colour of your car, do remember that it needs to be endorsed in the registration certificate (RC) for insurance compliance, and also to ensure that cops don’t harass you.
Meanwhile, the automaker plans to expand production of the Scorpio-N in the coming months to reduce wait times. As of now, waiting times for the Scorpio-N stretch to nearly two years for specific variants. An increase in monthly production – from 6,000 to 10,000 units – will reduce waiting times significantly. This will take time though, as Mahindra will boost production only by the middle of 2023. As of now, bookings for the Scorpio-N stand suspended, and Mahindra is yet to announce a date for fresh bookings.
The Scorpio-N is an all-new model, which has nearly nothing in common with the outgoing version. While the new SUV also uses a ladder frame chassis, it’s an all-new hydroformed unit. The Scorpio-N is sold with two engine options: a 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel with 130 Bhp-300 Nm, 172 Bhp-370 Nm and 172 Bhp-450 Nm states of tune, and a 2 liter mFalcon petrol with 197 Bhp-370/380 Nm states of tune. Both engines are offered with 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options. However, only the top-end diesel model gets a four wheel drive transfer case as an option. Other trims including the petrol trims are rear wheel driven.
As for equipment, Mahindra has loaded the SUV to the brim with both safety features and creature comforts. Multiple driving modes, front, side and curtain airbags, downhill assist, reverse camera, powered driver’s seat, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, push start-stop button, dual-zone automatic climate control, front camera, SOS switch, driver drowsiness detection, option of captain seats in the middle row, 7-inch TFT MID in the instrument console, and more premium 12-speaker 3D surround sound system from Sony and a single-pane sunroof are key features offered on the Mahindra Scorpio-N. Ex-showroom prices of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N start from Rs. 11.99 lakh for the base petrol Z2 trim, and go all the way up to Rs. 23.9 lakh for the top-end Z8 diesel automatic 4X4 trim.