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2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N launched in India at INR 11.99 lakh

Written by Rohit Tonapi

After a lot of teasers, speculations, leaks and spy shots, the “Big Daddy of SUVs” is finally here. Mahindra & Mahindra has finally unveiled the 2022 Scorpio-N. The company took its own sweet time to ensure it got everything right. The SUV features an all-new exterior design, interiors and 3rd generation body-on-frame chassis. The next-generation 2022 Scorpio-N will be available in multiple powertrain, drivetrain and seating options and variants. The multiple options mean Mahindra aims to take a market share from both the C-segment and D-segment SUVs.

Bookings for the new Scorpio-N will begin on 30th July 2022 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mahindra says the ‘Add to Cart’ option will be available from 5th July 2022 onwards on the company’s website. Prospective customers can book the 2022 Scorpio-N from the official website or by visiting their nearest M&M dealerships. After booking the vehicle, customers will get a 2-week window before finalising the variant and colour. Test drives of the 2022 Scorpio-N will begin in 30 cities initially, with more to follow soon.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Variants, Pricing & Colour Options

Mahindra will offer the next-generation Scorpio-N in 5 variants – Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and the range-topping Z8L. There will be a choice of a petrol and diesel engine with a manual and automatic gearbox. Pricing starts at INR 11.99 lakh ex-showroom. The detailed pricing for petrol and diesel is –

Variant Petrol MT Diesel MT
Z2 11.99 lakh 12.49 lakh
Z4 13.49 lakh 13.99 lakh
Z6 14.99 lakh
Z8 16.99 lakh 17.49 lakh
Z8L 18.99 lakh 19.49 lakh

The prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices.

Mahindra stated the pricing announced is introductory pricing and is valid for the first 25,000 bookings. The brand will reveal prices for the 4WD, AT and 6-seater variants on 21st July 2022.

Mahindra will offer the 2022 Scorpio-N in seven body colour options. These are – Red Rage, Napoli Black, Deep Forest, Everest White, Dazzling Silver, Royal Gold and Grand Canyon.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Top Features

One of the biggest highlights of the Scorpio-N is the world’s first Alexa-enabled what3words capability. Other highlights include a Penta Link suspension with WATT’s Linkage. The setup gives the Scorpio-N superior ride and handling characteristics. For times when the roads end, the Scorpio-N will take on the rough roads using its new 4XPLOR Intelligent Terrain Management System. Higher variants of the Scorpio-N will also get multiple drive modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom. This will allow users to tailor it according to their driving mood.

The top-end model also features a 12-speaker Sony sound system with 3D Immersive Sound. For more comfort and convenience, the model will also get a 6-way powered seat. Mahindra’s latest AdrenoX powers the 20.32-cm infotainment screen and also brings in-built navigation. It features built-in Alexa and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The SUV will also feature a host of connected car features.

As for safety features, the 2022 Scorpio-N will be available with ESC, Hill Hold Control (HHC), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and side and curtain airbags. The sunroof of the Scorpio-N will also get an anti-pinch function. Other safety features include Brake Disc Wiping (BDW), Roll Over Mitigation (ROM), Electronic Brake Prefill (EBP) and much more.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Best-In-Class Features

The 2022 Scorpio-N will have a host of best-in-class leg room, headroom and shoulder room. Thus, offering a spacious interior and more than enough room for its occupants. The Scorpio-N gets best-in-class forward visibility and ground clearance for better off-road capabilities.

The 2022 Scorpio-N will also feature best-in-class roll arm height. Compared to the D-segment benchmark, the Scorpio-N offers better roll arm height by 8.3 per cent. Thus, offering the best-in-class body roll. A wide 1580 mm wheel track and a low CG height of 706 mm also provide better high-speed stability.

The front suspension of the SUV features a double-wishbone setup. The best-in-class setup provides longer suspension travel and also reduces unsprung mass. At the same time, the rear of the SUV features a first-in-segment Penta Link suspension. The rear suspension also features a Watt’s link. The inclusion of which helps retain axle centerline during cornering. Additionally, the dampers also feature Frequency Dependent Damping (FDD). The first-in-segment feature gives it an excellent ride and body control.

Mahindra has also worked on the NVH of the Scorpio-N and claims it offers the best-in-class cabin insulation. The engines also have a low idle noise of 39 dBA for petrol and 43 dBA for diesel.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N – Powertrain

The 2022 Scorpio-N will be available in a petrol and diesel engine option. The petrol engine in the Scorpio-N is the same as the XUV700 and Thar. The 2.0-litre TGDi Stallion turbo-petrol motor produces 200 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the diesel engine uses a 2.2-litre mHawk motor which makes 175 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque. Mahindra will offer both engines with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission option. Additionally, the diesel engine also gets an option of a 4×4 drivetrain.

While all the diesel variants use the same engine, the Z2 and Z4 variants come in a lower state of tune. These variants get 132 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. In addition to more power, the higher variants also get three drive modes – Zip, Zap & Zoom.

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