The Mahindra Scorpio-N base Z2 variant is one of the most popular SUVs in the Indian market. A new video shows a base variant converted into the top-spec Z8 variant.
Mahindra Scorpio-N is one of the most popular SUVs in the Indianmarket. Currently, there is a long waiting period (up to 12 months) for new units. The new SUV comes in four broad variants – Z2, Z4, Z6 and Z8. According to Mahindra, there is a huge demand for the base Z2 variant which is priced at Rs 13.26 lakh (ex-showroom). In comparison, the top-spec Z8 variant costs Rs 24.54 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Now, a new video has surfaced online that shows the conversion of a Mahindra Scorpio-N base Z2 variant into the Z8 variant.
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As you can see in the above YouTube video by Vig Auto Accessories, the extensive conversion process includes many modifications and additions/replacements of accessories. The team behind this conversion have become quite popular for similar projects involving popular Indian cars like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Thar, and more. The new video offers a great look at the behind-the-scenes planning before revealing the finished product. Let’s take a closer look.
Mahindra Scorpio-N Base to Top Conversion
The conversion plan includes replacing many parts. For example, the base halogen headlamps are replaced with the projector headlights seen on the Z8 variant. It is to be noted that the direct connection plugs are used for the connection of new lights. The team claims that the whole process is plug-and-play and they can’t tamper with any wiring. Similar direct connection plugs are used to add the Z8 variant’s fog lights with LED DRLs. Additionally, they added an SUV auto-folding ORVM with the same switch as the official Z8 variant and new window rain visors with chrome.
The finished product gets several upgrades including 17-inch alloy wheels with the same tires as before. The front grille gets a top chrome line and chrome slats from the Z8 variant. Additionally, the horizontal slats of the grille are painted in high-gloss black colour. On the back, the modified vehicle comes with a roof spoiler. The lower skid plate is painted in a gloss-black finish. The taillights have been kept in stock in accordance with the owner’s request. The team also sources replacement chrome strips for the window trims, roof rails, and footrests from Mahindra.
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On the inside, the converted Mahindra Scorpio-N gets the same brown leather upholstery that the Z8 variant. The dashboard, the front seats, and the steering wheel have also been wrapped in the same dark brown leather. All the trims are painted in high-gloss black. Additional updates include 7D mats on the floor, bronze-coloured door handles, and a reverse camera. The upgraded audio system comes with Sony ES series speakers, components, and tweeters. Overall, the Mahindra Scorpio-N Base Z2 Variant looks almost similar to a Z8 variant.