Australian Drives Mahindra Scorpio 3.2 Lakh Km in 18 Months – Shares Feedback

While Mahindra Scorpio Getaway is no longer on sale in India, it’s been selling in decent numbers in Australia, where the ute is available in 5 variants

Mahindra Scorpio Getaway has not been on sale in India for a few years now. But the pickup version of the top-selling SUV has been on sale in Australia in dual-cab and single-cab versions. One Ethan Campbell recently presented his views on the Scorpio Ute after using one for 3.2 lakh km in 18 months.

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An Australian who drove his Mahindra Scorpio Ute for over 3.2 lakh km finds the pickup to be good VFM.

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Ethan uses a Mahindra Scorpio PikUp S6+ Pastoral Pack that he acquired in October 2020. So far, he has clocked over 321,000 km with ‘minimal issues’. He writes,”Anyone that is doubting the reliability of the Mahindra, here is an example that shows they are good value for money”. These words go on to prove that the Scorpio-based ute is finding a wide acceptance in the land of mighty pickups like the Ford Ranger as well as the Toyota Hilux.

Australia-Spec Mahindra Scorpio Ute Specs & Features

The Australia-spec Scorpio PikUp is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel motor that outputs 140 PS and 320 Nm. The oil-burner comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It can send power to all four wheels through Borg Warner 4WD hardware. Eaton differential lock comes as standard equipment. The ute has a payload capacity of 1 tonne.

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The features on offer include driver side seat height adjustment, follow-me-home headlamps, ESP, EBD, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Assist and Roll Over Mitigation. The Mahindra Scorpio PikUP S6+ Pastoral Pack rides on 16-inch steel wheels. The fuel economy is rated at 8.6-litre/100km as per ADR81/02 Combined Cycle. In India, the pickup version of the Scorpio was discontinued in 2018 owing to poor demand. Also, the current-gen wagon sibling will be soon replaced with an all-new model that is slated to launch in the Australia. However, at the moment, there’s no word on the ute version of the new SUV.

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This is certainly not the first time an Australian has been left impressed with the Mahindra Scorpio Ute. A video that was uploaded by one John Rooth a few years ago shows how the Australian mechanic has been left impressed with the industrial design of the Getaway. In fact, John has compared his Scorpio with the 79 series Toyota Land Cruiser but says the former is more frugal and reliable with lesser visits to the service centre. Watch the video above to know about all that Rooth has to say.

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