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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Scorpio in a classic tug of war

Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer in the country with number of products in their portfolio. Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the most popular sub-4 meter compact SUVs sold in the country. It was earlier available with a diesel engine option but, due to BS6 emission norms, Maruti had discontinued the diesel engine and came up with a petrol version of Maruti Brezza in the market last year.

Mahindra Scorpio is again an SUV that has been present in the market for quite some time. Mahindra is also working on a next-generation Scorpio which is expected to be launched in the market later this year. Here we have a video where diesel Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra Scorpio SUV are seen in a tug of war.

The video has been uploaded by AKSHAT SHARMA on his YouTube channel. This a small video showing a pre-facelift Maruti Brezza diesel and a pre-facelift Mahindra Scorpio in a tug of war. Both SUVs are tied to each other on a dirt road and are trying to pull each other. Both SUVs are from two different segments and there is a huge difference between the power and torque figures that both the SUVs generate.

In terms of power and torque figures, Mahindra Scorpio is a lot more powerful than Maruti Brezza. Other than that, Mahindra Scorpio is a rear wheel drive SUV whereas the Maruti Brezza is a front wheel drive compact SUV. It looked like Mahindra Scorpio was going to pull Maruti Brezza without any problem.

The tug of war starts and both the SUVs start pulling each other. Surprisingly, Mahindra Scorpio was not able to pull it. The main reason behind this was that both the SUVs were on a dirt road. The dirt road actually worked in favour of Maruti Brezza. The moment both SUVs started pulling each other, the tyres could not get enough traction on the loose surface and started spinning. Within seconds, the Brezza and Scorpio had dug a hole and both were not able to push each other.

This does not mean that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a powerful SUV and Mahindra Scorpio is not. It was the terrain that played a crucial role in this tug of war. If the vlogger had done the same test of a paved road or tarmac, the results would have been different.

The Mahindra Scorpio seen here was powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine option that generates 120 Bhp and 290 Nm of peak torque. It was available with a manual gearbox option. The Maaruti Brezza seen in the video is powered by a 1.3 litre Fiat sourced diesel engine that generates 88 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. This was available with both manual and an AMT gearbox option.

Maruti is planning to re-introduce diesel engine options in some of their models and Brezza might be one of them. Mahindra is also working on the next-gen Scorpio and the same has been spotted testing several times. It will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options.