An Australian expert has the Mahindra Scorpio N and GWM Tank 300. He compares the two attractive prospects in the Australian market. Mahindra is quite a prominent carmaker Down Under. It has been present there for decades now. Its SUVs are appreciated by the people a lot. Scorpio N represents the modern product of the Indian auto giant. On the other hand, the GWM Tank 300 also offers some great value-for-money characteristics in comparison to the likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser and other such hardcore luxury off-roaders. Let us take a look at the details of this comparison.
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Mahindra Scorpio N vs GWM Tank 300 – Specs and Price Comparison
Mahindra Scorpio N
The Mahindra Scorpio N has a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, producing 129 kW (173 hp) and a robust 400 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine pairs to a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, efficiently directing power to all four wheels through Mahindra’s advanced 4XPLOR drivetrain. For those with a penchant for serious off-road capabilities, a low-range transfer case is included. Furthermore, the vehicle offers a range of drive modes tailored to different terrains, including Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Rut, and Sand. Depending on road conditions, drivers can select either 4H or 4L modes for enhanced control and adaptability. It has a fuel economy of 7.2l/100 km. The drive-away price is $44,990.
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GWM Tank 300
On the other hand, the GWM Tank 300 comes with a more powerful 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine which generates 162 kW (217 hp) and 380 Nm of peak power and torque. The transmission duties are carried by an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels. There are front and rear differential locks for a hardcore off-roading performance. The fuel consumption is a decent 9.5 l/100 km. You can get your hands on this at a drive-away price of $50,990.
|Specs||Mahindra Scorpio N||GWM Tank 300|
|Engine||2.2-litre turbo diesel||2.0-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||129 kW||162 kW|
|Torque||400 Nm||380 Nm|
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Interior and Features
On the inside, there are a lot of elements differentiating these two. The Mahindra Scorpio N is abundantly equipped with features, especially in its luxurious interior. It showcases cutting-edge technology and connectivity elements, such as a chunky steering wheel with controls, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a spacious digital infotainment screen with Android Auto, a rotary drive mode selector featuring a 4×4 button, wireless charging, plush surfaces on the dashboard, tactile buttons for automatic HVAC control, vertical AC vents, an electric sunroof, dual USB ports, a premium Sony sound system, roomy second-row captain’s seats, and surprisingly generous space in the third row as well. Since it offers two captain seats in the second row, it has 2 additional seats in the third row, making it a 6-seater.
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On the other hand, the reviewer mentions that the Tank 300 feels much more premium. It has soft-touch materials on the dashboard, centre console, door panels and other places. However, the most impressive aspect has to be the dual digital display – a large touchscreen infotainment screen and a significant digital instrument cluster. The Mercedes-inspired turbine AC vents elevate the premium quotient of the SUV, the steering-mounted controls look neat, and there are plenty of storage spaces and a premium audio system. However, it is a 5-seater SUV with a large boot compartment.
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The final conclusion of the Australian reviewer in this video from Drive.com.au is that while the Mahindra Scorpio N is a value-for-money proposition, the GWM Tank 300 is a better product overall. It drives slightly better in off-road and highways conditions, its interior feel much more premium, the list of tech and convenience features is much longer and the price difference is not all that huge. All these aspects contribute to making it the favourite among the two. The only thing where it is lacking is the fuel consumption because of that turbo petrol mill. If you are looking for a decent diesel SUV with adequate off-roading capabilities and the practicality of 6 seats, the Mahindra Scorpio N also makes a strong case.
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