Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd this week yesterday unveiled the much-awaited SUV, the ‘All-New Scorpio-N’ in southern Africa. Following its African reveal, the Scorpio-N is scheduled to embark on a comprehensive local testing programme, before coming to Namibian showroom floors in 2023.
Although an exact date has not yet confirmed for Namibia, the new Scorpio-N is sure to turn heads with its high performance, technology, capability and innovation. The All-New Scorpio-N packs an immersive, cutting-edge driving experience while keeping alive the rich legacy of Mahindra’s Authentic SUV DNA.
The All-New Scorpio-N has been designed to redefine the D-segment SUV category with its dominating presence, head-turning design, commanding driving position and well-appointed, interior. Moreover, making good on its authentic SUV promise, it delivers high on performance and adventure capabilities for a thrilling driving experience.
Designed at Pininfarina, Italy and Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS), Mumbai and engineered by the teams at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai and Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in USA, and manufactured at the state-of-the-art world-class facility at Chakan, Pune, the All-New Scorpio-N is truly a global product.
Speaking on the unveiling occasion, Sachin Arolkar, Head of International Operations, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited said: “We are happy to have simultaneously unveiled the all-new Scorpio-N in South Africa and Nepal alongside India. The Scorpio-N is planned in South Africa in the coming months, and it will proudly carry the new Twin Peaks logo. The new brand identity is in tune with Mahindra’s focus to be the makers of sophisticated and authentic SUVs”.
“Our decision to include South Africa in the global reveal of the Scorpio-N is a clear sign of our commitment to the country as our second home outside of India. Mahindra South Africa is regularly on the list of fastest growing SUV and bakkie brands in the country and we look forward to introducing our next-generation models here and welcome more South Africans to the Mahindra family” said Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
The All-New Scorpio-N is engineered for those looking for a new-age authentic SUV. Built on our new third-generation body-on-frame platform, the Scorpio-N boasts of class-leading structural rigidity, off-road capability and exemplary on-road manners. The Scorpio-N is powered by a TGDi mStallion (Petrol) engine with 149.14 kW (200 PS) of power and 380 Nm of torque, and mHawk (Diesel) engine with 128.6kW (175PS) of power and 400 Nm torque, offered in both 6-speed Manual and Automatic Transmissions, and 4X4 as option.
The Scorpio-N takes forward the machismo factor to a whole new level. The signature wheel arches have been made even more muscular taking inspiration from the sinewy silhouette of a swimmer. A metallic Scorpio tail element is seamlessly integrated into the beltline, swinging all the way to the top of the window, giving the Scorpio-N more of a sting.
The All-New Scorpio-N is absolutely captivating on the inside, as on the outside. It greets passengers with top notch craftmanship – rich coffee-black leatherette upholstery, best-in-class command seating position, center console encased in robust metal finished dual rails, advanced infotainment system and more, taking the premium-ness to the next level.
The All-New Scorpio-N uses the most sophisticated technologies available to offer benchmark driving dynamics. The latest generation body-on-frame structure has been optimised to offer remarkable levels of dynamic competencies and assured handling capabilities. Additionally, the penta-link rear suspension features the segment-first watts link mechanism to offer confident ride and handling attributes. The All-New Scorpio-N is designed to rule all terrains with the 4XPLOR, first-in-class intelligent terrain management technology. With a mere touch, the electric shift-on-the-fly 4Wheel Drive System transforms the Scorpio-N from 2WD mode into an all-conquering, capable 4WD beast.