Mahindra Scorpio N – Mahindra has sold vehicles in Australia since 2007 but only a Ute model which until recently was only available with a manual transmission. Needless to say their sales were predominantly in rural areas.
They have now launched a large SUV – the Scorpio N.
It is designed as a true four wheel drive with a ladder frame chassis, low range gear box and a rear axle mechanically locking differential and it serves this function well.
Scorpio N has a 2.2 litre four cylinder turbo diesel with moderate power but quite good torque and a six speed automatic gearbox.
It has a tall upright stance with above average window area on the sides.
Low pricing will have the benefit of enticing customers to a little known brand. At launch pricing which is schedule to last to 30 June 2023 has the base model Z8 at a drive away price of just $42,000 and the up market Z8L at $45,000 driveaway. These prices are around $8,000 to $20,000 + cheaper than their likely competition.
The All-New Scorpio is a 5 Star Global NCAP rated vehicle and is powered by 129kw / 400 Nm Turbo Diesel engine with 6 speed Aisin Automatic Transmission. In keeping with its adventure capabilities, it will be offered with true 4×4 capability.
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Mahindra Scorpio N 4WD Capability
True 4×4 Capability featured on all Australian specification Scorpio Variants include:
- Body on Frame Ladder Frame Chassis
- Rear Wheel Drive / Part Time 4×4
- Shift on Fly 4×4 between 4WD High and 2WD
- Rear Axle with Mechanical locking differential
- Electronic Brake Locking Differential
- 4XPLOR Intelligent 4×4 System with selectable Terrain Modes
- Coffee Black Leatherette Interior
- LED Light Package
Z8L Features (Over and above Z8):
- SONY 3D Immersive Audio 12 Speakers with Sub-woofer
- 6-Way Electric Driver’s Seat
- 7 in Colour TFT Drivers Side Cluster
- Front Offroad Camera with Parking Sensors
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