Mahindra Scorpio-N Officially Revealed Ahead of Launch

Mahindra Scorpio-N Officially Revealed Ahead of Launch

by admin | May 21, 2022

#BigDaddyOfSUVs is the All-New ‘Scorpio-N’ from Mahindra

All New Scorpio-N Key Highlights:

• Bold and imposing design based on the authentic, tough yet sophisticated Mahindra SUV DNA •

Set to raise the bar on unmissable presence, thrilling performance, adventure capability, and safety

•In keeping with the Mahindra brand promise, the All-New Scorpio-N will be equipped with advanced modern features and latest technology 

• To be available with both gasoline and diesel engines, and choice of Manual and Automatic transmissions, along with 4X4 capabilities

• Project codename Z101 built on a new body-on-frame platform 

• The All-New Scorpio is slated to arrive on 27th June 2022

• Current generation Scorpio to continue as Scorpio Classic 

Mumbai, May 20, 2022: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., pioneers of the SUV segment in India, today announced the brand name of its much-awaited SUV, bearing the project codename Z101, as the All-New ‘Scorpio-N’. This Big, Bold and Authentic SUV will bolster its reputation as the #BigDaddyOfSUVs and is slated to arrive on 27th June 2022. The current Scorpio which has evolved over the last two decades as an iconic and a cult brand will continue as the ‘Scorpio Classic’.

The All-New Scorpio-N will redefine the D-segment SUV category and has been engineered ground-up to meet the aspirations of the young and tech-savvy customers looking for a full-size authentic SUV. Tough yet sophisticated, the All-New Scorpio-N is a head turner with a bold and imposing design and commanding driving position. The #BigDaddyOfSUVs boasts of premium interiors and comes loaded with a host of advanced modern features and latest technology. The All-New Scorpio-N will be powered by spirited gasoline and diesel engines, with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions. In keeping with its adventure capabilities, it will be offered with a 4x4 option.

Speaking on the announcement, Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “Scorpio has been a landmark model for Mahindra which has redefined the category and became an iconic brand in the Indian automobile industry. The All-New Scorpio-N is expected to recreate benchmarks in the SUV segment in India, yet again. With an unmissable design, thrilling performance and high-end technology, we continue to carry forward the Mahindra legacy of building authentic, tough yet sophisticated SUVs. With the All-New Scorpio-N, we continue to live and deliver our brand promise of ‘Explore the Impossible’. The Scorpio-N signifies our commitment towards bringing world-class SUVs to the Indian market and creating delightful ownership experience for our customers."

Speaking on the development of the All-New Scorpio-N, R. Velusamy, President, Automotive Technology and Product Development, M&M Ltd. said, “The All-New Scorpio-N is an important vehicle for Mahindra, set to redefine the SUV segment in India. Our newest SUV is laden with advanced technology and will offer spirited performance and superior driving dynamics. It is built on a new body-on-frame platform. This tough yet sophisticated SUV has been engineered and designed by our young, enthusiastic, and energetic teams at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai, Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in USA and Mahindra Design Studio in Mumbai.”

The All-New Scorpio-N is slated to arrive on 27th June 2022 and will be manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Chakan. 

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    Hyundai India will be launching the new i20 premium hatchback in the coming weeks. Prior to its launch, the new premium hatchback has started to arrive at dealerships. There are few visible changes to the India spec i20 as compared to the European one. The i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.


           The new Hyundai i20, sports a completely different design language. On the front fascia, it features a new and


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    larger hexagonal cascading grille with a more swooping bonnet and angular headlamps. The headlamps will feature LED lighting on the top spec trims along with DRLs. Lower variants will get Projector units. Projector fog lamps are also expected to be offered. The new i20 will be longer and wider than the current model. The sides have sharp, dynamic creases lending the car a more dynamic profile. The window line features Chrome detailing which flows from the A pillar to the top of the C pillar whereas the snazzy Z-shaped LED Tail lamps are connected by a chrome bar running across the width. The new i20 will also receive unique looking 16” alloy wheels on the top spec variants.


           The new Hyundai i20's interior will feature a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior is expected to sport a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features.

     Here's an extensive list of features on the top spec variants of the new i20:

    • 10.25” touchscreen system

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital instrument cluster

    • Automatic climate control

    • Air purifier system

    • Ambient lighting

    • Leather upholstery

    • Split folding rear seats

    • Electric sunroof

    • Auto LED headlamps

    • Cruise control

    The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 6 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Smart key access

    • Geofencing & tracking


           The new i20 is will be available with two petrol engine options and one diesel engine. The standard 1.2L 4 cyl Kappa petrol engine will produce 83PS Power through either a 5 Speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol powertrain is expected to be carried over from the Venue Turbo producing a maximum output of 120PS through either a 6 speed IMT gearbox or a 7 speed DCT. The 1.5L turbo diesel engine from the Venue is also expected to be on offer producing 100PS Power through a 6 speed manual transmission.

    Launch & price:

           The all-new i20 is likely to be launched by the end of October this year and will go up against the new Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the new facelifted Honda Jazz and Toyota’s Glanza. Prices are expected to be around ?20000 to ?50000 higher than the current gen model which it will replace.

    While the compact SUV segment is all flowery and blooming in India, we thought to look into something that the most people don’t consider priority. Not that it is completely ignored, just that the quest for power is often sacrificed in the pursuit for economy, more mileage, space and gadgetry.

    Thankfully for enthusiasts, cars still exist that aren’t completely dumbed down. Compact SUV’s that cater to the mileage requirements while ensuring that power and ‘oomph’ factor aren’t sent out of that BS6 exhaust.

    To help fellow enthusiasts, we decided to list some of the Compact SUV’s out that are considered powerful in


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    our books.

    1. Ford Ecosport:

    The first one on our list is Ford’s popular SUV- the Ecosport! A car whose specifications do a lot of talking in terms of both- features and performance. Both Diesel and Petrol engines are 1.5 Litre units. The three cylinder naturally aspirated 1.5L Dragon Petrol unit produces a great amount of power. 122 PS and 149 NM of torque to be precise whereas Ford’s popular 1.5L Diesel generates 100 PS of Power and 215 NM of torque. Ford’s fun to drive element found on most of its cars, excellent steering feedback, strong build quality, comfort and peppy driving dynamics makes the Ecosport a desirable Compact SUV.

    2. Mahindra XUV 300:

    Based on the Ssangyong Tivoli Platform, the Mahindra XUV 300 isn’t very far behind as both engines – diesel and petrol units of the car are power packed. The 1.5 Litre Diesel unit churns out 120 BHP and 300 NM of torque whereas the 1.2 Litre Petrol Turbo unit delivers a generous 110 BHP with 200 NM of Torque. You also get multi- mode steering, ample amount of leg room, good driving dynamics, white interiors and a lot more! A more powerful 1.2 GDi engine of the XUV 300 was displayed at the 2020 Auto that is expected to be launched around mid 2020. Power is expected to hover around 130 bhp and 230 NM of torque.

    3. Tata Nexon :

    Tata’s well known Nexon Compact SUV offers two engine options- one for Diesel and one for Petrol. The 1.2 Litre Turbo Petrol three cylinder engine produces 120 PS and 170 NM of torque whereas the 1.5 Litre diesel engine produces 110 PS of power and 260 NM of torque. Both engines offer a decent amount of punch that adds a fun element to the overall driving experience. The ride though is a bit on the firm side to reduce body roll due to Nexon’s high ground clearance.

    4. Hyundai Venue:

    Hyundai Venue is pretty sorted with a 1 Litre Turbo Charged Petrol Engine that produces 118 BHP Power and 175 NM Torque. A 1000cc engine may sound like a small one but the turbo charger compensates for the drop in capacity. Optional with the petrol is a DCT Automatic transmission which is quite quick. But, we would mention that is isn’t as quick as what you would expect from a proper performance DSG gearbox. Hyundai has improved Steering Feedback on the Venue but it could still be better and add to a better driving experience. All in all, it is a great package with lots of practical elements.

    5. Kia Sonet :

    The new Kia Sonet will carry forward the same BS6 compliant engines from the Hyundai Venue. The entry level HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants will receive the 1.2l 4 cyl petrol engine producing 83PS power through a 5 speed Manual gearbox while the higher HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ variants get the 1L 3 cyl turbo petrol engine producing 120PS power through either a 6 speed iMT gearbox or 7 speed DCT gearbox. The 1.5L 4 cyl turbo diesel engine will be available in two state of tunes. The 6 speed manual gearbox equipped variants will get 100PS Max Power whereas the 6 speed torque converter Automatic equipped HTK+ & GTX+ variants will get higher 115PS Max Power.

    You’ve got anything more to add to the list of cars above? Do let us know.

    Mahindra is all set to launch their new generation Thar SUV on the 2nd of October. The new Thar is based on an all-new platform featuring lots of new features and new petrol engine option with an automatic gearbox. With this new-gen Thar, Mahindra has made it more road and user friendly. Here are all the details on the new Indian made lifestyle SUV.


        The new Mahindra Thar has grown in every dimension while maintaining the traditional Thar design. With a wider track and longer wheelbase, the Thar now resembles the Jeep Wrangler. The front grille and the bumpers are quite


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    different in design though. The higher-spec LX variants also feature LED DRLs along with 18” alloy wheels. The lower-spec AX variants get 16” Steel rims. The new Thar will be available either as a Hardtop on the LX variants or with a fixed or convertible soft top on the AX variants. As standard, all variants come with a tailgate-mounted spare wheel with the LX variant getting a full-size alloy wheel.


        The interior of the new-gen Thar gets revolutionary changes when compared to the previous model. The design, layout and materials are vastly superior with more creature comfort and features.


    The new-gen Thar will be available in two variant series; the Adventure focused AX series and the feature-oriented LX series.

        The AX series variant offers the following standard features:

    • AC

    • Power steering

    • Power windows

    • Central locking

    • 16” Steel wheels

    • Reverse sensors

    • Steel footsteps

    • Mechanical Diff lock 4x4

    • Fixed soft top

    • 6 seats (the side facing rear seats)

    However, the AX series can also be had with an option pack including the following features:

    • Remote locking

    • Forward-facing rear seats

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Height adjustable driver seat

    The comfort-oriented LX series will include the following additional features:

    • 18” alloy wheels

    • Front fog lamps

    • LED DRLs

    • Electric ORVMs

    • Driver seat lumbar adjust

    • TFT instrument cluster

    • 7” touchscreen system

    • 4 roof-mounted speakers

    • Android Auto & Apple car play

    • Adventure stats and Tyre direction assist

    • Electronic AC controls

    • Cruise control

    • 4 seats

    • Convertible or Hardtop

    • Moulded footsteps

    • Brake locking differential

    All these features will make the new Thar more modern and comfortable for daily usage too.


           Safety features on the new Mahindra Thar BS6 include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • Dual airbags

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts (only on 4 seaters)

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Hill hold assist

    • ESP with traction control

    • Tyre pressure monitoring system


           The new Thar will be offered with both Turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. The 2.2L MHawk turbo diesel engine produces 130PS Power and 300NM torque through either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed Torque converter automatic gearbox (only on LX variants). Mahindra's new 2.0L MStallion turbo petrol engine will be debuting on the new Thar, producing Max Power of 150PS and torque of 320NM. The turbo petrol will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission only on the AX variants and with a 6-speed automatic transmission only on the LX variants.

    All Thar variants will be available with a standard manual Shift-on the fly 4X4 transfer gearbox with diff locks.

    Launch & price:

            The new Mahindra Thar will be launched on 2nd of October with expected pricing from Rs10L to Rs11L ex-showroom for the AX series and Rs11.5L to Rs12.5L for the LX series. With all the additional features and power, we expect this new Thar to give a tough time to the urban-oriented compact Crossovers too. Bookings for the new Thar will be open by the end of September. Stay tuned for further details and pricing.