5 Missing Features In Mahindra XUV700 Over Scorpio N | V3Cars

The Mahindra Scorpio N is the talk of the town and thanks to its pricing, it goes directly against its sibling — the Mahindra XUV700. The XUV700 comes loaded to the gills and there are a lot of features that are exclusive to it in the brand’s portfolio.

Scorpio N and XUV700

Here, we tell you about the features that are missing in the XUV700 but present in the Scorpio N.

1. Body-On-Frame Construction

Mahindra kept traditions intact with the Scorpio N. While its arch rival, the Tata Safari, moved to monocoque construction, the Scorpio N comes with a body-on-frame chassis. On the other hand, the XUV700 is based on a monocoque chassis, just like the XUV500.

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2. Low Range Gearbox

The Mahindra Scorpio N comes with a more hardcore 4-wheel-drive system. It gets both 4-wheel-drive high and 4-wheel-drive low modes along with various terrain modes for ruts, mud, slush and rocks. On the other hand, the XUV700 gets a road-biased 4-wheel-drive system without a low range gearbox.

3. Locking Differentials For Both Axles

The Mahindra Scorpio N comes with brake-locking differential (BLD) for the front and a mechanical-locking differential (MLD) at the rear. The XUV700 doesn’t get any lockable differentials. Hence, the Scorpio N will be far more capable off the road than the XUV700.

4. Side-opening Tailgate

The tailgate in the Mahindra Scorpio N opens sideways, like in every other hardcore 4-wheel-drive SUV. The XUV700 comes with a conventional hatch-type tailgate. Additionally, the tailgate of the XUV700 uses composite plastic materials in its construction whereas the Scorpio N comes with a metal unit.

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5. Captain Seats

Mahindra offer the Scorpio N with captain seats for the middle-row. However, only the top-spec Z8L gets the option of captain seats. Meanwhile the XUV700 doesn’t get the option of captain seats for the second row at all.

Also Read: 5 Features Missing In The Scorpio N That The XUV700 Offers


Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


  1. S SAGAR SANDHU says:
    July 28 2022 16:58:02

    hi. does the Z4 4*4 variant in scoprio-n gets MLD and BLD?

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