Mahindra’s new look and Scorpio-N

Mahindra recently not only showcased their new premium SUV, but also their intentions within the Southern-African market. Confirmed to land on showroom floors in early 2023, the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is set to change the image of this rapidly growing and proven manufacturer.

Designed by the Mahindra Design Studio in Mumbai and Pininfarina, Italy, the Scorpio-N not only replaces the outdated, yet proven model, but also brings with it a new brand design.

A new ideology

The Scorpio-N will be the first Mahindra model to carry the new “Twin Peaks” logo. This logo will feature on all new Mahindra SUVs and bakkies, including the XUV700 and Scorpio-N in 2023. The new logo is set to bring forth the ideology of “Unleashing the Explorer in You”.

“Unleashing the Explorer in You”

Mahindra clearly has its focus firmly set on Southern-Africa, having already established a considerable customer base, thanks to competitive pricing and proven reliability. Mahindra’s Head of International Operations, Sachin Arolkar, wants to further this ideology, allowing Mahindra users to explore more and be more adventurous, across all terrains.

Mahindra South Africa CEO, Rajesh Gupta, further emphasized that this new logo hints towards a new philosophy for Mahindra in the coming months. This will include the release of new model releases and exciting product offerings.

This new design philosophy can already be seen with the new Scorpio-N model, which features a much more upmarket design, both externally and internally. Inside, for instance, the Scorpio-N will feature leather upholstery, a much larger infotainment screen (touchscreen) and wireless connectivity. Simultaneously, the Scorpio-N should also feature a Sony 3D sound system.

Back to the Scorpio-N

The Scorpio-N will be sold with both petrol and diesel variants, as well as a choice of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The petrol engine, haled the mStallion, will feature a 2.0-litre turbopetrol, which will produce 149kW and 380Nm. The 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine, the mHawk, will be capable of 129kW and 400Nm. Customers will also have a choice of 4×4 as an option.

The latter system will feature a “shift-on-the-fly” system, capable of changing between 2WD, 4WD, and 4LO.

There will also be three driving modes, known as the “Zip, Zap, and Zoom” modes. Zip mode will be ideal for urban driving, while the Zap mode will be for more ‘excitable’ driving. Lastly, the Zoom mode will be for a more “engaging and exhilarating ride quality.

The Scorpio-N will be able to seat either 6 or 7 passengers.

More news will be released as it becomes available.” 

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