We have a new waiting time champion, and you guessed right, it’s the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N SUV. Waiting times for the recently launched Scorpio-N have now hit 22 months for certain variants. This essentially means that people who booked the SUV on the 30th of July, 2022, will get delivery of their vehicles only in May 2024. Mahindra had opened bookings for the all-new Scorpio-N on the 30th of July, 2022, and such was the frenzy that over 1 lakh people booked the SUV in just 30 minutes of the online booking window opening. This prompted Mahindra to stop taking fresh bookings for the Scorpio-N as the automaker scrambles to fulfil the massive order book. The automaker has yet to announce a fresh booking window although it has communicated that deliveries of the Scorpio-N will commence from the 26th of September 2022.
Meanwhile, here’s a variant-wise split up of the waiting times for the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N:
- Z2 Petrol and Diesel: 90 to 95 weeks
- Z4 Petrol and Diesel: 95 to 100 weeks
- Z6 Petrol and Diesel: 100 to 105 weeks
- Z8 Petrol and Diesel: 100 to 105 weeks
- Z8 L Petrol and Diesel: 85 to 90 weeks
The all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N has arrived 20 years after the first Scorpio was launched in India. The new SUV features a brand new design, a completely new body-on-ladder chassis, new suspension and of course, totally revised engines and gearboxes. For the first time, the Scorpio is available with automatic gearboxes on both the petrol and diesel trims.
The SUV is powered by the 2.2 liter mHawk turbodiesel engine available in multiple states of tune: 130 Bhp-300 Nm (base trim), 175 Bhp-370 Nm (manual) and 175 Bhp-400 Nm (automatic). There’s a 2 liter-4 cylinder mFalcon petrol engine on offer too. This motor gets two states of tune: 200 Bhp-370 Nm (manual) and 200 Bhp-380 Nm (automatic). 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes are offered with both petrol and diesel trims of the Scorpio-N. While Mahindra offers a four wheel drive system on the diesel variants of the Scorpio-N, petrol trims are rear wheel drive-only. The Scorpio-N is the most powerful Scorpio ever, and the SUV shows remarkable composure even at triple digit speeds.
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.
Can’t wait for so long? Buy the Scorpio Classic!
Mahindra also sells the older version of the Scorpio, which has now been renamed as Scorpio Classic. The Scorpio Classic is much cheaper than the Scorpio-N, and is available with the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine in 130 Bhp-300 Nm state of tune. A 6 speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels of the Scorpio-N, which is available in S and S11 trims. Ex-showroom Delhi prices start from Rs. 11.99 lakh for the S trim, while the S11 trim starts from Rs. 15.49 lakh.