Mahindra Scorpio-N lower Z4 variant: Production restarts at Chakan

Production of the lower Z4 variant of the Mahindra Scorpio-N has restarted at the automaker’s Chakan facility, near Pune. What this indicates is that Scorpio-N production is back on track, and Mahindra seems to have put supply chain issues behind. Production of the Z8 trims is also likely to restart next month, and this should go a long way in reducing waiting times for the high-demand SUV. Mahindra has not yet announced a date for bookings to restart for the Scorpio-N. Here are some pictures of the Scorpio-N Z4 trim from the Mahindra factory in Chakan, Pune.

Mahindra Scorpio-N lower Z4 variant: Production restarts at Chakan

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The Z4 trim is among the most affordable trims offered on the Scorpio-N, and is possibly one of the most popular trims as it offers a decent set of features with strong engine performance. While the Z2 base diesel trim gets a 130 Bhp-300 Nm state of tune for the 2.2 liter mHawk turbodiesel engine, the same engine makes 172 Bhp-370 Nm on the Z4 trim. On both trims, the gearbox is the same though: a 6 speed manual. Both the Z2 and Z4 diesel trims are rear wheel driven. Higher diesel trims can be specified with a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Z4 Diesel is priced at Rs. 16.87 lakh, on-road Delhi.

The petrol engine is where there’s no difference between the base Z2 and slightly pricier Z4 trims. The engine on both trims is the 2 liter-4 cylinder mFalcon unit with 200 Bhp of peak power and 370 Nm of peak torque. This motor is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels of the Scorpio-N. Mahindra also offers a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the higher petrol trims of the SUV. However, the petrol powered Scorpio-N doesn’t get a four wheel drive layout even as an option. 4WD is reserved for the top-end diesel trims. The Z4 Petrol is priced at Rs. 15.95 lakh, on-road Delhi.

Mahindra Scorpio-N lower Z4 variant: Production restarts at Chakan

The Scorpio-N is the most feature-rich Scorpio ever

The Scorpio-N sold in India gets two seating layouts: 6 and 7 seats. The SUV also gets a slew of features never seen before on a Scorpio. Some of these features include side and curtain airbags, downhill assist, powered driver’s seat, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, push start-stop button, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 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, single-pane sunroof and Alexa ‘what3words’ compatibility. Clearly, Mahindra has left no stone unturned to position the Scorpio-N as an upmarket ladder frame SUV that’s very capable both on and off the road.

Who is the Scorpio-N aimed at?

Everyone who seeks fantastic street presence and a tough SUV that can take everything that Indian roads can throw at it. The buyer profile of the Scorpio-N also include those who want Fortuner-like street presence but at a much lower price, and with many more features and creature comforts. The Scorpio-N’s pricing is similar to that of the flagship XUV700 but both SUVs have very distinct characters. The XUV700 is the more suave option while Scorpio-N is the more rugged of the two.