2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N unveiled in India, bookings open July 30
Mahindra has unveiled the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N in India. Bookings for the Scorpio-N begin on July 30 ahead of deliveries beginning in the festive-season
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N booking details
Mahindra will begin an add-to-cart feature for the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N on July 5 online and through its dealerships. Test-drives in 30 cities will also begin on the same date while in other parts of the country from July 15. Booking open on July 30 at 11 am on a first come first serve basis which will also affect the delivery date of the SUV depending on the variant chosen. A two-week amendment window is also being offered to make changes to the booking
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N dimensions, exterior
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N is 4,662mm long, is 1,917mm wide and 1,857mm tall. The Scorpio-N has a wheelbase of 2,750mm. This makes it 206mm longer, 97mm wider and the wheelbase is 70mm longer.
The Scorpio N continues with the blocky, squared-off theme of previous generations of the SUV, but significantly modernized. So the rectangular headlamps cluster now has a two-part LED cluster while the grille seems to have been enlarged with horizontal slats, although the chrome fangs remain. The bumper gets a more cohesive three-part look with a large air dam and squarish fog lamp clusters but with more intricate detailing via LED DRLs.
The 2022 Scorpio-N has grown in size quite a bit and still continues with its tall stance. The side profile seems to be more chiselled with some prominent surfacing and a noticeable kink in the window line along the second row. There are still large windows and dual-tone alloy wheels. The more prominent surfacing continues to the rear, where there's now some contouring below the rear windscreen. The typical vertical Scorpio taillamps now get some Volvo-like detailing and LEd light signatures while the bumper carries a similarly aggressive look of the front.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N interior, features
The interiors of the Mahindra Scorpio-N have been fully reworked, much like the outside. There's heavy use of gloss black and mild chrome highlights, along with the brown and grey upholstery. The layout itself is more contemporary now with the large vertical air vents on either side of the new 8-inch infotainment screen. The steering is the new one from the XUV700 although the instrumentation is analogue with a large MID.
The Scorpio-N gats an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, 12-speaker Sony sound system, dual-zone climate control, connected-car tech, Alexa integration with what3words, LED lighting, wireless charging, powered driver's seat, six airbags, driver lumbar support, tumble-fold second row and a 360-degree camera. The Scorpio-N will be available in six and seven-seater options.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N engine options, power, torque, 4x4 system, safety
The diesel engine option in the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N is the 2.2-litre mHawk unit. This motor is available in two states of tune with lower-spec Z2 variant putting out 132PS and 300 Nm, being offered with a six-speed manual and rear-wheel-drive only. The top-spec variants of the Mahindra Scorpio-N will get this diesel in a higher 175PS tune with torque outputs increasing to 370Nm when paired with the manual and 400 Nm with the six-speed automatic. The Scorpio-N also gets a five-link rear suspension as well as frequency-selective dampers.
The petrol engine seems to be a straight lift from the one in the Mahindra XUV700. The 2.0-litre motor puts out 200PS and 370 Nm with the six-speed manual and 380 Nm with the automatic.
Being based on the same ladder-frame underpinnings as the Thar, the Mahindra Scorpio-N gets a host of rugged 4x4 gear. This includes a mechanical 4x4 system with a low range transfer case, off-road modes, front brake locking differential and a rear locking differential. The 4WD variants get the XPlorer suffix and is available with the top Z8 diesel auto variants only. Drive modes are available with the higher-output diesel.
Safety features include six airbags, ESC, a driver drowsiness detection system, four-wheel disc brakes and so on
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N prices, rivals
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N rivals the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Hyundai Alcazar and Kia Carens. Prices for the Mahindra Scorpio N are expected to start from Rs 12 to 13 lakh.