Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group has shared his excitement on twitter for the new "Scorpio N" launch today sharing a clip from the 1961 Shammi Kapoor Movie Junglee song "Mujhe junglee Kahe...." and stating that it is time to raise the bar to the power of N.
This excitement is not unfounded as the new Scorpio N to be manufactured from the Chakan plant will take on the Tata duo of the Harrier and Safari, and Hyundai’s Creta and Alcazar. According to some experts, the new offering’s aggressive pricing and "Big Daddy" communication is expected to draw customers even from the premium segment such as Fortuner, Jeep Meridian and the Gloster
The outgoing version of the SUV will be retained, but will be sold as the ‘Scorpio Classic’. It will further get some minor cosmetic upgrades, including tweaked bumpers, a new grille, dual-tone alloys, and possibly, some new colours. The Classic will be available only in two variants: base S3+ and top-end S11. The Thar and Scorpio N’s 130PS 2.2-litre diesel engine will be available here.
The Scorpio N will be offered with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions for its 2.2-litre and 2-litre turbo-petrol engines respectively. While the base-spec variants will get the 132PS diesel engine, the top-end will get the 175PS engine with an optional 4WD. The 4-wheel drive is expected to be launched only with the diesel option while the automatic options will be available for all variants except the base variant and carry the ‘4XPLOR’ suffix.
The Scorpio N’s off-roading capabilities will be bolstered with a slew of features such as shift-on-fly, low and high-range gearbox with four pre-set traction modes for different terrains, rear mechanical locking differential, front brake locking differential, hill descent control, and off-road statistics on infotainment.
The Scorpio N will be bigger than the XUV as well as the Safari but match the XUV 7000 with its 4,662mm length, 1,917mm width. It will have a wheelbase of 2,780mm and be offered in 5 trims – Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L – and in total of 36 variants. The diesel version will come in 23 variants, while the petrol version will be offered in 13 variants. The new Mahindra Scorpio Classic will be offered in 2 trims – S3+ and S11 – in 7 and 9 seat options.
This Big Daddy will be offered with two-wheel sizes – 17-inch with 1849mm height and 18-inch with 1857mm height. The top trims will have three drive modes for the diesel variants: Zip, Zap and Zoom. The Scorpio-N will meet the six airbag norms besides a 360-degree camera, hill hold/descent control, ESC with only the top-spec Z8 trim getting captain seats. The price of the vehicle will be announced this evening
All-new Mahindra Scorpio launched