Mahindra Scorpio and Scorpio-N OUTSELLS Tata Harrier, Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus

The popularity of the Mahindra Scorpio duo – the rugged Scorpio Classic and the modern, feature-packed Scorpio-N – is reaching new heights of success every month. Combined sales of both SUVs under the Scorpio brand are continuously improving. Recently, Mahindra announced that it sold 8,788 units of Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N combined in March 2023.

Mahindra Scorpio and Scorpio-N OUTSELLS Tata Harrier, Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus

Thanks to this outstanding performance in March 2023, the Mahindra Scorpio brand has outsold all of its similarly-priced rival SUVs, including Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar. It even surpassed its equally-popular stablemate, the Mahindra XUV700.

Exactly a year ago, in March 2022, Mahindra sold 6,061 units of Scorpio. At that time, only the previous-generation Scorpio (now known as Scorpio Classic) was on sale, and not the Scorpio-N. With this significant growth in sales numbers over a year, Mahindra has registered a year-on-year growth of 44.99% for the Scorpio nameplate. Additionally, Mahindra recorded a month-on-month growth of 26.45% for the Scorpio, selling 6,950 units of both versions combined in February 2023.

Massive waiting period on Scorpio models

The addition of Scorpio-N under the Scorpio brand has only helped Mahindra increase volumes for the iconic nameplate. The homegrown UV brand has already put up a significant waiting period of up to 20 months for the Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N, which is a testimony to the massive popularity the SUV brand enjoys in India.

Following the Scorpio is Mahindra’s own XUV700, which secured second position with 5,107 units sold in March 2023. While MG sold 4,105 units of Hector and Hector Plus combined, Tata Motors sold 2,561 units of Harrier and 1,890 units of Safari in the same month. Around 2,519 units of Hyundai Alcazar were sold during the same period.

As mentioned above, there are two models under the Mahindra Scorpio nameplate: Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is offered as a diesel-only model, equipped with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It churns out 132 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque.

On the other hand, the Mahindra Scorpio-N is available with two powertrain options – a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine – both of which come with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission choices. While the petrol engine produces 203 bhp of power and 380 Nm of torque at maximum, the diesel engine claims up to 175 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque.