Mahindra Scorpio N has broken all records as soon as the bookings commenced and it is a special feeling to see how it all started.
Pratap Bose has released some interesting insights into the early design sketches of the Mahindra Scorpio N. Bose is the Design Head at Mahindra and he is renowned for his work at Tata Motors. At Mahindra, he has worked his magic on the Scorpio N that has gone on to shatter all records when it received 25,000 bookings in just 60 secs when the bookings portal opened. Scorpio N is the premium and modern version of the Scorpio Classic that will be sold alongside in our market. Scorpio has been around for ages in our market and now people have the option of choosing between the hardcore and comfort-oriented versions of the SUV.
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Pratap Bose Shares Design Sketches of Scorpio
These are the sketches that Pratap Bose shared. It gives us a valuable insight into how the Scorpio N came into being after being conceptualised. The images show that the Scorpion was an important factor while designing the SUV. Interestingly, the length of the Scorpio N was always supposed to be longer compared to the existing model. The side profile highlights the black side pillars enabling it to have that floating roof effect. The front fascia also was sorted out pretty early on looking at these sketches. It has the typical vertically slatted Mahindra grille with a broad bonnet and sporty skid plate.
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However, one thing that is different in these sketches compared to the actual version is the taillamps. The rear section seems to have gotten shape at a later stage. It is clear from the sketches that the boot lid might feature a LED light slab connecting the taillamps. However, in the final production version, we get the vertical taillamps and no connected section. This represents that not all the elements of initial sketches make it to production. Nevertheless, this is still a great glimpse inside the design division of Mahindra.
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The Mahindra Scorpio N comes with a 2.0-litre mStallion direct-injection turbo petrol engine that produces 200 PS and 380 Nm, a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 132 PS / 300 Nm in lower variant, and a massive 175 PS / 400 Nm of peak power and torque on higher variants. There are manual and automatic transmission options to choose from along with the 4×4 drivetrain. The prices of the Mahindra Scorpio N range between Rs 11.99 lakh and Rs 23.90 lakh, ex-showroom. The increased prices have not yet been updated on its website but we might see an increase soon.