Mahindra is the fastest-growing carmaker in South Africa and its Scorpio N is in the process of impressing a lot of prominent car reviewers.
The South African media has been in awe of the Mahindra Scorpio N since its launch there. Mahindra is the fastest-growing carmaker in South Africa. With its products like the XUV700 and Scorpio N, it has changed the perception of the consumers regarding its products. While it has been well-established in bakkies and agricultural vehicles, with the XUV700 and Scorpio N, it is catering to people looking for luxury and lifestyle off-roading SUVs. Here is what the local media has to say after the review of the SUV.
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South African Media on Mahindra Scorpio N
The video has been uploaded by Cars.co.za on YouTube. It is a popular automotive reviewer in SA. The team got to test drive the new Mahindra Scorpio N on a highway and gravel dirt track. The host is completely in awe of the SUV performance from the word go. He mentions that he is pleasantly surprised by the sheer comfort that one experiences sitting in the cabin, regardless of how terrible the surface underneath is. It high profile tyres are part of the reason for that.
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Moreover, the terrain management system (4XPLOR) works brilliantly to easily glide the SUV over most bad patches. The 4×4 drivetrain can dispatch any terrible section of the dirt track with authority. The SUV doesn’t feel underpowered on the highway, and the ride quality is smooth, thanks to the frequency selective dampers for the suspension. The steering feedback is quite direct too. Additionally, the space inside the cabin is aplenty, and tons of modern equipment and features pamper the users. In fact, it has more features than Toyota Fortuner, the most popular product in the segment.
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Specs and Price
Mahindra Scorpio N comes powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that makes 128.6 kW and 400 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox powering all four wheels (there is also a 2WD version on offer). The prices of this SUV range from an impressive R465,000 to R590,000. The base version of the Scorpio N is a full R200,000 cheaper than the base Toyota Fortuner and even the top-speed model is R90,000 cheaper than the base Fortuner. Hence, if you are willing to buy a value-for-money and capable lifestyle off-roader, the Scorpio N is the best SUV out there.
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