Drive impressions of the all-new Mahindra Scorpio N by a Tata Harrier owner; The ‘Big Daddy of SUVs’ is priced in the range of Rs. 11.99 lakh to Rs. 23.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Mahindra & Mahindra launched the all-new Scorpio N on 27th June 2022 and the bookings were opened on 30th July. The first 25,000 customers got the benefit of the introductory pricing while for the rest of the bookings, prices at the time of delivery will be applicable. The deliveries of the top-of-the-line Z8L trim commenced on 26th September and the Indian SUV maker plans to deliver the first 25,000 vehicles in an average time span of 4 months. Now as the ‘Big Daddy of SUVs’ have started to ply on Indian roads, a vast variety of user reviews has started pouring in. So today we bring a YouTube video by ‘Nick Zeek’, where a Tata Harrier owner shares his drive impressions of the Scorpio N.
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Tata Harrier owner drive impressions of Scorpio N
To begin with, the person driving the Scorpio N is the owner of a Tata Harrier diesel manual which is powered by a 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced Kryotec diesel engine putting out 170 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the Scorpio N in this video is a top-spec Z8L diesel automatic 4X4 variant.
It is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine putting out 175 bhp of maximum power. The manual gearbox option gets 370 Nm of peak torque while the 6-speed torque converter comes with 400 Nm of peak torque. Poles apart in terms of characteristics, both SUVs are priced in a similar bracket. Scorpio N is based on a rugged ladder frame chassis while the Harrier uses a more conventional monocoque construction.
Talking about the drive impressions, the Harrier owner immediately acknowledged the commanding sitting position of the Scorpio N. Further, he mentioned that it is a huge improvement over the previous Scorpio which currently sells by the Classic tag. He also said that the SUV feels quite punchy to drive despite the automatic transmission like the Harrier, however, it keeps the engine at a higher RPMs. According to him, the interiors are quite premium and miles ahead of the Scorpio Classic and he also admired the usage of buttons on the centre console for controlling various functions. Going ahead in the video, the Harrier owner pushed the vehicle a little bit and came out quite surprised about the overall power delivery. He went on to state that he felt at home in the Scorpio N, all thanks to the amazing power and superb driving dynamics of the vehicle. When asked about the overall seating comfort, the Harrier owner had a positive impression of the comfort and support from the driver’s seat. The steering response was another wow factor for the Harrier owner as he could easily twirl it with a single finger, as opposed to the heavy hydraulic unit on the Tata SUV.
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