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Mahindra Scorpio N – Finding the Most Value for Money Variant

Mahindra Scorpio N

The Mahindra Scorpio N hold a special place among Indian buyers for its robust appeal and rugged nature. And with the launch of the new-gen Scorpio N, this sense has been fortified even more. So if you’re also among those aspirational buyers looking to bring home the new Mahindra Scorpio N, here’s a breakdown of all its variants and features so that you can pick the most suitable trim.

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Let’s start with its dimensions and engine specifications first: –


Length4662 mm
Width1917 mm
Height1870 mm
Wheelbase2750 mm
Ground Clearance187 mm (unladen)
Boot Space

Engine Specifications

Mahindra offers the Scorpio N with both petrol and diesel engine options. Surprisingly, its gasoline mill is as torquey as the oil burner. Here’s the complete specification: –

Engine 2.2-litre CRDi Diesel2.0-litre TGDi Turbo-Petrol
PowerLower Variants: 130 bhpUpper Variants: 172 bhp197 bhp
TorqueLower Variants: 300NmUpper Variants: 370Nm (manual),400Nm (Auto)370Nm (Manual), 380Nm (Auto)
Gearbox6-speed manual / 6-speed torque converter automatic6-speed manual / 6-speed torque converter automatic
Drivetr ainRWD/4WDRWD

Scorpio N Variants Explained

1. Mahindra Scorpio N Z2

PetrolRs 13.05 lakh
DieselRs 13.55 lakh

Key Features: –

  • Dual-barrel halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • ORVMs mounted LED turn indicators

All wheel disc brakes

17-inch steel wheels

Power steering (petrol), hydraulic steering (diesel) Power windows

  • Manual AC
  • Dedicated AC vents in 2nd row
  • One touch tumble 2nd-row seats
  • 3rd-row tumble & fold seats
  • Touchscreen infotainment
  • Steering mounted audio & telephony controls
  • ISOFIX anchors
  • Idle/start stop function
  • Frequency-Dependent Damping with MTV-C tech and WATT’s link rear suspension
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Hill hold & descent assist (optional)

Verdict: Offered with only essential features, the Mahindra Scorpio N Z2 trim can prove to be a decent option for those on a tight budget.

2. Mahindra Scorpio Z4

PetrolRs 14.65 lakh (MT), Rs 16.61 lakh (AT)
DieselRs 15.15 lakh (MT), Rs 17.11 lakh (AT), Rs17.75 (4×4 MT)

Key Features (over Z2 variant): –

Silver front grille

Powered ORVMs

Power steering (petrol and 175PS diesel), hydraulic steering (132PS diesel)

Cooled glove box

Dedicated blower for rear AC vents

  • C-type charging port in the middle row
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-Pinch driver’s window
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Rear defogger
  • ESC (standard for AT, optional for others)
  • Hild hold & descent assist (standard for AT, optional for others)

Verdict: Considering the number of valuable add-ons over the Z2 trim for a price premium of Rs 1.5 lakh, the Z4 variant seems overpriced. We recommend you skip to the Z6 variant.

3. Mahindra Scorpio Z6

DieselRs 16.05 lakh (MT), Rs 18.01 lakh (AT)

Key Features (over Z4 variant): –

  • Electric sunroof
  • 7-inch coloured TFT display in instrument cluster

Connected car tech

Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Three driving modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom

Electronic Stability Control

Hill hold & descent assist

Verdict: In our opinion, Z6 is the most value-for-money variant in Mahindra Scorpio N’s lineup. However, it is restricted to the diesel RWD powertrain only.

4. Mahindra Scorpio N Z8

PetrolRs 18.05 lakh (MT), Rs Rs19.96 lakh (AT)
DieselRs 18.55 lakh (MT), Rs20.46 lakh (AT), Rs 21.10 lakh (4WD-MT), Rs 23.06 lakh (4WD-AT)

Key Features (over Z6 variant): –

  • Automatic LED projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs and fog lamps
  • LED sequential turn indicators
  • 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels (Automatic variant only)
  • Signature metallic Scorpio-tail element
  • Dual-tone interior scheme with leather inserts
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Push button start
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Electric fold ORVMs

Side & curtain airbags (total 6 airbags)


Driving modes with 2WD diesel – Zip, Zap, Zoom

  • Terrain modes – Normal, Mud, Snow, Sand (Diesel 4×4 only)
  • Mechanical Locking Differential (Diesel 4×4 only)
  • Brake Locking Differential (Diesel 4×4 only)

Verdict: For the price compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh over the Z6 variant, the Scorpio N Z8 variant offers tons of valuable additions, making it an appealing option.

5. Mahindra Scorpio N Z8L

PetrolRs 20 lakh (MT), Rs 21.56 lakh (AT)Rs 20,000 extra for the 6-seater version
DieselRs 20.46 lakh (MT), Rs22.10 lakh (AT), Rs 22.95 lakh (4WD-MT), Rs 24.51 lakh (4WD-AT)Rs 20,000 extra for the 6-seater version

*Rs 20,000 extra for the 6-seater version

Key Features (over W8 variant): –

  • Wireless smartphone charger (Diesel 4×4 automatic only)
  • 6-way powered driver’s seat
  • Sony sound system (12-speakers)
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Front parking sensors
  • Front and rear cameras

Verdict: All the above-mentioned additions make the Scorpio N more lavish. However, there’s nothing that you can’t do without.


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