Indian consumers have been waiting for the Mahindra Scorpio N for quite a while now. Using that anticipation, the Indian automaker has been revealing the details of "the big daddy of SUVs" in pieces. They recently revealed the exterior elements of the SUV via a teaser. However, earlier, the interior details of the SUV had also been leaked. The only missing detail was the power output. However, as per the recent report by CarDekho, the power details of the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio-N have been revealed. As per the report, the SUV will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine as its power source.
Both the engines have been taken from already on-sale Mahindra SUVs, namely the Thar and XUV700. Based on the report, the petrol engine will be tuned to produce 170 PS of max power. In contrast, it produces 200 PS of power in the XUV7, and in the Thar, the engine puts out 150 PS. Moving on, the diesel engine will be offered with two different tunings. The engine will have similar tuning in the lower-spec trims as the Thar. This tuning will result in producing 130 PS and 160 PS depending on the trims.
There is no information on the gearbox yet. But based on the pattern Mahindra follows with the ongoing Scorpio, the chances are that the higher-spec variant engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. In addition, the SUV is expected to get a 4x4 powertrain with both engines. Moreover, the new Mahindra Scorpio N is expected to have drive modes and terrain modes as well.
As of now, the Mahindra Scorpio-N quintessentially has no rival. Nevertheless, prospective buyers of models like the Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and Tata Safari will keep the Scorpio-N on their lists. Speaking of prices, expect the entry-grade petrol trim to start from around Rs 12 lakh ex-showroom. The range-topper’s price might go up to Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom.
Needless to say, the new Mahindra Scorpio N is a major upgrade over the previous model. The new upgraded model gets more dominating looks and better exterior features compared to the older version. No wonder the makers call it "the big daddy of SUVs."