Mahindra Scorpio-N customer “celebrates” 8 months of waiting period by cutting a cake

The Mahindra Scorpio-N made an impressive start in India, receiving 1 lakh bookings within the first 30 minutes of opening its bookings. Even after almost 8 months since its launch, the SUV remains in high demand, with waiting periods stretching up to a year. This has resulted in a unique incident where a customer who booked the SUV celebrated the waiting period with a cake-cutting ceremony.

Mahindra Scorpio-N customer “celebrates” 8 months of waiting period by cutting a cake

The customer, named Anubhav Chauhan, claimed to have waited around nine months for his new Scorpio-N but is yet to receive it. To express his anticipation, he celebrated the waiting period with a cake bearing a picture of the SUV and a message in Hindi that translates to “The beauty of accomplishment of a dream lies behind waiting for it”. The picture has garnered attention on social media for its unique display of patience and love for the Scorpio-N.

Despite its prolonged waiting periods, the Mahindra Scorpio-N continues to receive high demand, with waiting periods ranging from 24 to 65 weeks depending on the variant and location of delivery. The SUV comes with two powertrain options, a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine, both with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. The diesel version also comes with an optional four-wheel drive system.

The production facility of Mahindra, where the Scorpio-N is made, is operating at full capacity to meet the high demand. The incident of celebrating the waiting period for a car with a cake is unheard of, and it has amused many people, showcasing a unique display of gratitude and love for the Scorpio-N.

Mahindra Scorpio sold more than Tata Harrier

Mahindra Scorpio-N customer “celebrates” 8 months of waiting period by cutting a cake

The Mahindra Scorpio brand has emerged as a clear winner among its similarly-priced rival SUVs, including Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar, thanks to its outstanding performance in March 2023. Not only has it surpassed its equally-popular stablemate, the Mahindra XUV700, but it has also outsold all of its competitors.

One year ago, in March 2022, Mahindra sold 6,061 units of the Scorpio Classic, which was the only version of Scorpio available at that time. However, with the introduction of the Scorpio-N, Mahindra has witnessed a significant growth in sales numbers, registering a year-on-year growth of 44.99% for the Scorpio nameplate. Moreover, in February 2023, Mahindra sold a combined total of 6,950 units of both versions, representing a month-on-month growth of 26.45%.

The launch of Scorpio-N has contributed to the increase in sales volume of the Scorpio brand, making it more popular than ever. As a result, Mahindra has managed to create a waiting period of up to 20 months for both the Scorpio Classic and Scorpio-N, indicating the immense popularity of the SUV brand in India.

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