New Scorpio launched

It was time. The Scorpio, the first real off-roader SUV for India, had been around for a while when the specs and looks were updated. Meanwhile, the company had launched many SUVs and the original hunk of an SUV looked neglected. Finally, it has got a revamp.

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By Auto Crat

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, has launched its much-awaited SUV – the All-New Scorpio-N – starting at Rs 11.99 lakh. Poised to take forward the ‘game-changer’ legacy of the Scorpio brand, the All-New Scorpio-N is designed.

The All-New Scorpio-N is completely new ground-up, with no carryover components of the existing Scorpio. This allows the All-New Scorpio-N to elevate existing segment benchmarks across all critical parameters: performance, capabilities, technology, sophistication, ride and handling, NVH, interiors and appearance.

Designed at Pininfarina, Italy and Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS), Mumbai and engineered by the teams at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai and Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in USA, and manufactured at the state-of-the-art world-class facility at Chakan, Pune, the All-New ScorpioN is truly a global product.

The development and engineering of the All-New Scorpio-N is the outcome of an overall investment of Rs 1,600 crore which includes setting up a world class highly automated manufacturing line.

Speaking on the launch of the Mahindra Scorpio-N, Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “The All-New Scorpio-N has been designed, engineered and built to be a game-changer. With its unmissable design, sophisticated ride and handling, thrilling performance, advanced technology, reassuring safety and of course, its terrain-conquering abilities, the All-New Scorpio-N takes forward the unbeatable Mahindra legacy of building authentic, desirable and tough yet sophisticated SUVs.

The All-New Scorpio-N disrupts existing product category hierarchies and will be a force to reckon with across multiple SUV segments. It is a global product, being unveiled simultaneously in South Africa and Nepal, alongside the India launch, and will be followed by launches in other international markets in the near future.”

Bigger, bolder, more powerful, sophisticated, and laden with safety and technology, the ScorpioN nomenclature was carefully chosen to represent the fact that it raises the game to the power of N.

Thrilling performance The All-New Scorpio-N is engineered for those looking for a new-age authentic SUV. Built on our new third-generation body-on-frame platform, the Scorpio-N boasts of class-leading structural rigidity, off-road capability and exemplary on-road manners.

The Scorpio-N is powered by a TGDi mStallion (Petrol) engine with 149.14 kW (200 PS) of power and 380 Nm of torque, and mHawk (Diesel) engine with 128.6kW (175PS) of power and 400 Nm torque, offered in both 6-speed Manual and Automatic Transmissions, and 4X4 as option.

Features
In terms of features, top variants get dual-zone climate control, analog dials with a large coloured MID, front and rear camera, auto start-stop, cruise control, Type-C USB ports for the first and second row, keyless go, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 12-speaker 3D Sony sound system and connected car features. It also gets Alexa-enabled What3Word that lets you set your location with just a three-word combination.

 Interior

  • -Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • -Leather Seats
  • -Fabric Upholstery
  • -Leather Steering Wheel
  • -Leather wrap gear-shift selector
  • -Glove Compartment
  • -Digital Clock
  • -Electric Adjustable Seats
  • -Driving Experience Control Eco
  • -Height Adjustable Driver Seat


Additional Features :17.78 cm Colour TFT Cluster,Rich-Coffee Black Leatherette Interiors, Roof Lamp For 1st and 2nd Row, Reading Lamp for 3rd Row (Both Sides)

Exterior

  • -Adjustable Headlights
  • -Fog Lights – Front
  • -Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • -Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • -Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • -Rain Sensing Wiper
  • -Rear Window Wiper
  • -Rear Window Washer
  • -Rear Window Defogger
  • -Wheel Covers
  • -Alloy Wheels
  • -Rear Spoiler
  • -Sun Roof
  • -Moon Roof
  • -Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • -Integrated Antenna
  • -Chrome Grille
  • -Projector Headlamps
  • -Halogen Headlamps

Additional Features

  • Chrome Front Grille
  • Silver Finish Skid Plates
  • Signature Dual Barrel LED Projector
  • Sting Like LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED Projector Fog Lamps
  • LED Sequential Turn Indicator
  • Silver Finish Ski-rack
  • Signature Metallic Scorpio-tail Element
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Tall Stacked LED Tail Lamps
  • Crash Compliant Structure/Safety Features
  • 6 Airbags (Front +Side + Curtain)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Driver Drowsiness Detection
  • Traction Control System
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Roll Over Mitigation
  • Brake Disc wiping
  • Electronic Brake Prefill
  • E-call, SOS Switch
  • ISOFIX and i-SIZE compatibility

Colours
The Mahindra Scorpio-N will be available in a total of 7 body colour options.
1. Deep Forest
2. Napoli Black
3. Everest White
4. Red Rage
5. Dazzling Silver
6. Royal Gold
7. Grand Canyon.

Specifications
Engine: PETROL
Type: Turbo Petrol Direct Injection (TGDi), mStallion
Capacity : 2 L

Max. Power: 149.14 kW @ 5000 r/min
Max. Torque: 370Nm @ 1750-3000 r/min (MT), 380Nm @ 1750-3000 r/min (AT)

Transmission Type : 6 MT / 6 AT

DIESEL
Type : Diesel Gen II mHawk – Common Rail Direct Injection Technology
Capacity : 2.2 L
Max. Power: 128.6 kW @ 3500 r/min, 97 kW @ 3750 r/min
Max. Torque : 370 Nm @ 1500-3000 r/min (MT), 400 Nm @ 1750-2750 r/min (AT), 300 Nm @1500-3000 r/min (MT)
Transmission Type : 6 MT / 6 AT

Dimension:
L x W x H: 4662 mm x 1917 mm x 1857 mm
Wheelbase: 2750 mm

Suspension
Front Suspension: Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil over Shocks with  FDD & MTV-CL
Rear Suspension: Pentalink Suspension with WATTS Linkage with  FDD & MTV-CL
Brake:
Ventilated Disc Front & Rear / ESP (Option)
Wheels & Tyres: Alloy Wheels: 255/60 R18 Alloy with Diamond Cut (AT) 245/65 R17 Alloy with Diamond Cut (MT)
Steel Wheel : 245/65 R17 Steel
Spare Wheel : 245/65 R17 Steel, 255/60 R18 Steel (4WD AT)
Fuel Tank Capacity :57L