Speeding Mahindra Scorpio-N crashes after delivery; Breaks front axle

The all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N has been selling like hotcakes in the market. With the prolonged delivery periods, there are many who get overjoyed when the long-awaited SUV finally arrives. Here is an incident from Mumbai, which involves a brand-new Scorpio that just got out of the showroom.

According to the information, this is a brand-new Mahindra Scorpio-N complete with delivery ribbons. The vehicle was overspeeding according to the witnesses and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Scorpio-N toppled, hit a divider and after multiple rollovers, it came to a rest on the opposite side of the road.

There were four passengers inside the vehicle and all of them are safe. We are not sure why the driver of the car lost control. It can be simply because of the high speed. Since the Scorpio-N is an SUV and is quite tall, the centre of gravity is not close to the ground. Just like any other SUV, making high-speed turns on the Scorpio-N can be dangerous and can cause rollovers like this one.

Speeding Mahindra Scorpio-N crashes after delivery; Breaks front axle

The pictures show that the front axle of the Scorpio-N has given up. The broken axle is not the only damage. Due to the rollover, multiple windows and even the windscreen are shattered. However, all the pillars of the car look like they have taken the damages quite well and none of them has crumpled, which ensures that the roof of the car remains intact.

Mahindra Scorpio-N is yet to be NCAP crash tested

Mahindra is yet to send the all-new Scorpio-N for a Global NCAP test rating. After the five-star rated XUV700, we believed that Mahindra would take the opportunity to send the new Scorpio-N for the crash test too. However, that is yet to happen.

The top-end variant of the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N offers safety features like six airbags, ESP, hill hold control, hill descent control, tyre pressure monitoring system, driver drowsiness detection system and more.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N

Speeding Mahindra Scorpio-N crashes after delivery; Breaks front axle

The all-new Mahindra Scorpio gets the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel that also powers the Thar and the XUV700. The petrol engine produces a maximum power of 203 PS and 370 Nm of peak torque with the manual and 380 Nm of peak torque with the automatic variant.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 132 PS of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque. It is also available with a higher state of tune. With the higher variants, it produces a maximum power of 175 PS and peak torque of 370 Nm with the manual and 400 Nm with the automatic. Mahindra also offers the Zip, Zap and Zoom drive modes with the diesel variant.

All the engine options offer the six-speed manual transmission as standard. The higher-spec diesel and the turbo-petrol engine are also available with six-speed automatic transmission. The Scorpio is a rear-wheel drive as standard. The higher-spec diesel variants also get AWD with mechanical rear-locking differentials, ESP-based brake-locking front differential, an independent front suspension and a five-link rear suspension.

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