New Mahindra Scorpio-N launched in India, prices for manual rear-wheel-drive versions announced
The painfully long wait after an infinite number of sightings of the test mules is finally over. After releasing teaser visuals and pictures, Mahindra finally launched the all-new Scorpio-N in India. The new version of the iconic SUV has been launched in five different variants and will be sold in both petrol and diesel-powered versions.
Mahindra will start taking the bookings for the Scorpio-N from July 30, 2022. The new Mahindra Scorpio-N will be sold alongside the current version of the Scorpio, which has been re-branded as Scorpio Classic.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Variants and Pricing
The new Mahindra Scorpio has been made available in five different variants for diesel-manual and four different variants for petrol-manual. Following are the prices for the manual versions of the Mahindra Scorpio-N:
- Z2 – Rs 11.99 lakh
- Z4 – Rs 13.49 lakh
- Z8 – Rs 16.99 lakh
- Z8L – Rs 18.99 lakh
- Z2 – Rs 12.49 lakh
- Z4 – Rs 13.99 lakh
- Z6 – Rs 14.99 lakh
- Z8 – Rs 17.49 lakh
- Z8L – Rs 19.49 lakh
The petrol-manual misses out on the mid-spec Z6 variant which the diesel-manual version is offered with, in addition. In addition to all these manual variants, the Scorpio-N will also get automatic variants with both petrol and diesel powertrains, the prices for which will be announced on July 21st. The SUV, which is offered with rear-wheel-drive as standard, will also get an optional four-wheel-drive system from the Z4 variant onwards, the prices for which will also be revealed on July 21st. All these prices mentioned above are applicable only for the first 25,000 bookings, post which they will be hiked.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Exterior Design
Compared to the current-generation Scorpio, which has been rebranded as Scorpio Classic, the new Scorpio-N has arrived as a much more contemporary-looking and equipped SUV. It continues to be a boxy and upright-looking SUV but has its fair share of modernity with aspects like full-LED projector headlamps with dynamic LED turn indicators, C-shaped daytime running LEDs and LED fog lamps. It also gets diamond-cut alloy wheels, vertical tail lamps with LED inserts, roof rails and chrome garnish on the door handles and wraparound window waistline. Compared to the Scorpio Classic, the new Scorpio-N is 206mm longer and 97mm wider, with the wheelbase also increased by 70mm. The height, however, has been reduced by 125mm.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Interior and Features
Like the exterior, the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is a massive improvement on the inside as well, compared to the Scorpio Classic. The new version of the SUV gets a dual-tone black and brown upholstery for the cabin, with gloss black and silver inserts around the AC vents, centre console and door pads. All the variants of the Scorpio-N are offered with a seven-seater configuration, though the top-spec Z8L variant is also available with the option of a six-seater configuration with captain seats in the middle row.
The Scorpio-N is also abundantly equipped over the Scorpio Classic, with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system running on AdrenoX operating system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 12-speaker 3D Sony sound system and dual-zone automatic climate control. It also gets type-C charging ports in the first and second rows, a push start-stop button, wireless charger, connected car features, Alexa compatibility, powered driver’s seat, leather upholstery, rear AC vents and a single-pane sunroof.
While the Scorpio-N misses out on the full suite of autonomous driving assistance system (ADAS) package, it is equipped with a sufficient amount of safety features. The list includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, traction control, electronic stability control, hill hold control, hill descent control, tyre pressure monitoring system, 360-degree parking camera and driver drowsiness detection system.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Engine and Transmission
The engine options available for the Mahindra Scorpio-N are the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which are also available in Thar and XUV700. However, the engines are in different states of tune here.
Starting with the petrol version first, the engine here produces 200 PS of maximum power, though the peak torque is different in both iterations – 370 Nm for the petrol-manual and 380 Nm for the petrol-automatic. The diesel engine also has different states of tune in different variants. In the entry-level Z2 and Z4 variants, this engine produces 132 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque and is available solely with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The other three variants – Z6, Z8 and Z8L – get the same diesel engine in a higher state of tune – 175 PS of maximum power. In these variants, while the manual version has a 6-speed manual gearbox and 370 Nm of torque, the automatic versions get a 6-speed automatic gearbox and claim a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 175 PS diesel variants also get three drive modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom.
The four-wheel drive is available with a 6-speed manual in Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L variants, and the 6-speed automatic in Z8 and Z8L variants. All these four-wheel-drive variants come standard with Mahindra’s new 4XPLOR four-wheel-drive system, which features four terrain modes – normal, grass/gravel/snow, mud/rut and sand, and low-range mode. These four-wheel-drive variants also get a mechanical locking rear differential, ESP-based brake locking front differential, independent front suspension system and five-link rear suspension.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Segment Positioning
The new Mahindra Scorpio-N is the only ladder-on-frame three-row SUV within the Rs 25 lakh price point. However, the entire pricing range of the Scorpio-N is on par with the midsize SUV segment, comprising monocoque SUVs like Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, Hyundai Alcazar and Mahindra’s own XUV700.