This is a long term review of the Mahindra Scorpio N for Australia. Having achieved unparalleled success in its native market of India, the SUV is now set to make waves Down Under. The Scorpio N, a 6-seater off-roading SUV, positions itself as a formidable contender against industry giants such as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, all while maintaining a price point nearly half that of the former. Remarkably, the top-tier Z8L trim is available at a drive-away price of just $45,990. Now, let’s delve into the reviewer’s perspective on the Scorpio N over the long term.
Mahindra Scorpio N Long Term Review in Australia
This video comes from CarSauce on YouTube. The host has had this SUV for around 3 months now. Hence, he is the perfect person to share his thoughts about this Made-in-India vehicle. Over the course of the ownership, they took it through highway and off-road driving. On the highway, the SUV manages its body roll surprisingly well. This is due to the stiff suspension despite the ladder-frame chassis. The automatic transmission is quite smooth. For a family SUV, the performance is adequate and the host never felt anything missing. However, in off-roading scenarios, the Scorpio N really comes into its own. The SUV is specifically built for tough off-tarmac operations. The rugged SUV shines on rough surfaces.
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One of the major concerns with the Scorpio N is the 0-star safety rating it received in the ANCAP (Australian-NCAP). However, it is not quite what it seems. In fact, the SUV boasts a full 5-star safety rating at the Global NCAP. But after the recent update in the testing protocols, active safety features like Autonomous Emergency Braking become mandatory for cars to get a decent score. The Scorpio N does have these features. Hence, it was awarded a 0-star rating. It doesn’t actually mean that the body structure is flimsy. Hence, you must take the news of the Scorpio N getting 0 stars with a pinch of salt and read up on the details of this report.
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The Mahindra Scorpio N is equipped with a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that delivers 129 kW (173 hp) and 400 Nm of peak power and torque. Paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, this engine channels power to all four wheels through Mahindra’s 4XPLOR drivetrain. To enhance its off-road capabilities, the Scorpio N features a low-range transfer case. It offers various drive modes tailored for different terrains, including Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Rut, and Sand. Additionally, drivers can choose between 4H and 4L modes based on the prevailing road conditions.
|Mahindra Scorpio N
|129 kW (173 hp)
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