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We have a new latency champion, and you guessed it right, it’s the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N SUV. Wait times for the recently launched Scorpio-N have now reached 22 months for some variants. This essentially means that people who reserved the SUV on July 30, 2022 will not receive delivery of their vehicles until May 2024. Mahindra had opened reservations for the all-new Scorpio-N on July 30, 2022, and such was the frenzy that more than 1 lakh people booked the SUV within just 30 minutes of the opening of the online booking window. That prompted Mahindra to stop taking new reservations for the Scorpio-N as the automaker struggles to fill the massive backlog. The automaker has yet to announce a new reservation window, although it has announced that deliveries of the Scorpio-N will begin from September 26, 2022.
In the meantime, here’s a breakdown by variant of wait times for the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N:
- Z2 Petrol and Diesel: 90 to 95 weeks
- Z4 Petrol and Diesel: 95 to 100 weeks
- Z6 Petrol and Diesel: 100 to 105 weeks
- Z8 Petrol and Diesel: 100 to 105 weeks
- Z8 L Petrol and Diesel: 85 to 90 weeks
The all new Mahindra Scorpio-N has arrived 20 years after the launch of the first Scorpio in India. The new SUV features an all-new design, an all-new ladder-body chassis, new suspension and of course, totally revised engines and gearboxes. For the first time, the Scorpio is available with automatic gearboxes on petrol and diesel versions.
The SUV is powered by the 2.2-liter mHawk turbodiesel engine available in several tuning states: 130 hp-300 Nm (base version), 175 hp-370 Nm (manual) and 175 hp-400 Nm (automatic). A 2-litre, 4-cylinder mFalcon petrol engine is also offered. This engine achieves two states of adjustment: 200 Bhp-370 Nm (manual) and 200 Bhp-380 Nm (automatic). 6-speed manual and torque-converter automatic transmissions are offered with the petrol and diesel versions of the Scorpio-N. While Mahindra offers a four-wheel-drive system on the diesel variants of the Scorpio-N, the petrol trims are rear-wheel-drive only. The Scorpio-N is the most powerful Scorpio ever, and the SUV exhibits remarkable poise even at triple-digit speeds.
When it comes to equipment, Mahindra loaded the SUV to the brim with safety features and creature comforts. Multiple driving modes, front, side and curtain airbags, downhill assist, rear view camera, power driver seat, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, start/stop button, two-way automatic climate control zones, front camera, SOS switch, driver drowsiness detection, optional middle row captain’s chairs, 7-inch TFT MID in instrument console and more 12-speaker 3D surround sound system from Sony and a single-pane sunroof are the main features offered on the Mahindra Scorpion.
Can’t wait that long? Buy the Scorpion Classic!
Mahindra also sells the older version of the Scorpio, which has now been renamed Scorpio Classic. The Scorpio Classic is significantly cheaper than the Scorpio-N and is available with the mHawk 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine rated at 130 Bhp-300 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox drives the rear wheels of the Scorpio-N, available in S and S11 versions. Ex-showroom Delhi prices start from Rs. 11.99 lakh for the S version, while the S11 version starts from Rs. 15.49 lakh.