Former Australian Mathew Hayden is now a brand ambassador for Mahindra in Australia. Mahindra sells the Genio pick up truck, XUV500 SUV and the Scorpio Getaway pick up truck in Australia. The Indian automaker has just put out a video where Hayden compares the older Scorpio Getaway with the brand new version.
The new version is based on the facelifted Scorpio SUV that was launched in India way back in 2014. Mahindra is yet to introduce the all-new Scorpio Getaway in the Indian market although the automaker has been extensively testing it on Indian roads. As and when introduced here, the Getaway will challenge the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and Tata Xenon.
The Scorpio Getaway sold in Australia is powered by the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine that runs the same tune as the XUV500. Peak power is rated at 140 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 330 Nm. A six speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels. A four wheel drive system with electric shift-on-the-fly, and low and high ranges is offered. An Eaton mechanical locking differential is also standard on the rear axle.
The Scorpio Getaway pick up truck for the Australian market gets a whole lot of features that are not even available on the Scorpio SUV sold here. Comfort features include remote central locking, cruise control, satellite navigation, reversing camera, a multifunction steering wheel, auto wipers and intelligent headlamps and automatic climate control.
The vehicle gets a lot of safety features. Hill Descent Control, ESC, ABS, EBD, Roll-over mitigation, Airbags, Crash protection crumple zones, a Collapsible steering column, 3-point lap sash seat belts and two ISOFIX anchors are offered on the SUV.
The new Scorpio Getaway starts from AUD 26,990, which when converted to Indian money is about Rs. 13.2 lakhs. If Mahindra launches the fully loaded model at this kind of price in India, the Getaway has a good chance at defeating the Isuzu V-Cross, the most popular lifestyle pick-up truck in India right now.