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July 2022 - Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Book?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Mahindra Scorpio N diesel you should book based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Scorpio N's diesel variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N with its competitors and other diesel-powered D-segment 3-row SUVs like the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700 7-seater, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio N

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel?

The pros or advantages of Mahindra Scorpio N diesel are:

  • Scorpio N’s best-in-class height and width with aggressive styling lend it tremendous road presence
  • It’s the only 3-row D-segment SUV with a rugged body-on-frame construction
  • Scorpio N is the only other 3-row D-segment SUV with 4-wheel drive (XUV700, also a Mahindra SUV, is the other SUV with 4WD)
  • 4WD available with manual as well as automatic transmission (eventually)

The Mahindra Scorpio N diesel has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Normally bookings for a car commence before the launch, prices are revealed on the launch day and deliveries start soon after the launch. Scorpio N launched -> prices revealed but not for all powertrains -> bookings open about 1 month after ‘launch’ -> deliveries a few months after bookings.
  • 4WD and automatic transmission prices not available
  • 2nd-row captain seats are not available in any of the lower variants
  • Poor feature distribution leaves the Z6 and Z8 with critical must-have features missing. The mid-spec Z6 variant doesn’t get auto AC, LED projector headlamps and DRLs, chrome grille, side and curtain airbags and tyre pressure sensors. Even the Z8 doesn’t get front parking sensors and a front camera. Captain seats are reserved for only the Z8L and you won’t get fairly simple features like a wireless phone charger if you don’t get both, 4WD and automatic transmission, in the Z8L variant.

What Is The Price Of 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Variants?

The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N diesel is initially available with only a manual transmission and 2-wheel drive in all 6 variants. The base Z2 variant costs Rs. 12.49 lakh while the top-spec Z8L diesel-manual costs Rs. 19.49 lakh. Mahindra will later reveal the prices for the automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO DIESEL PRICE

EX-SHOWROOM | JUL 2022

Variant

Diesel-Manual

Z2

Rs. 12,49,000

Z4

Rs. 13,99,000

Z6

Rs. 14,99,000

Z8

Rs. 17,49,000

Z8L

Rs. 19,49,000

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Compared to the 2022 Scorpio N petrol-manual, all of the diesel-manual variants are exactly Rs. 50,000 more expensive. Since the mileage figures for petrol and diesel Scorpio N aren’t available, we can’t conclusively say how much you’ll have to drive to recover the higher Rs. 50,000 price over the petrol-manual model. On the positive side, we’re glad to see a reasonable price difference of only Rs. 50,000 between petrol and diesel variants of the Scorpio N.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N PETROL VS DIESEL

PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | JUL 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Diesel-Manual

Z2

Rs. 11,99,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 12,49,000

Z4

Rs. 13,49,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 13,99,000

Z6

-

-

Rs. 14,99,000

Z8

Rs. 16,99,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 17,49,000

Z8L

Rs. 18,99,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 19,49,000

Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Z2 - Base Model Standard Features & Review

The base Z2 variant of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N with the base spec-diesel engine costs Rs. 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The most notable features of the Scorpio N Z2 base model are:

MAHINDRA SCORPIO Z2

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

7-inch touchscreen*

Idle engine start/stop

LED tail lamps

Day/night inside mirror*

2nd row AC vents

Indicators on outside mirrors

Front USB port

4.2-inch MID

17-inch steel wheels

Std safety features

All power windows

Black grille

Halogen reflector headlamps

Front & rear cabin lights

Body-coloured bumpers

2x ISOFIX

Tilt steering

LED indicators

Rear disc brakes

Front armrest*

Black skid plates

Steering-Mounted Controls

Rear armrest*

 

*Not confirmed; expected to be in base variant

Considering the asking price of the car, we believe that you might still miss the following features in this variant:

  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Auto AC
  • Rear camera (very important for such a large car)
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Separate compressor for AC (available in higher variants)
  • Power mirrors (must-have for a wide car like the Scorpio N)
  • Wheel covers
  • Remote central locking

Considering these missing features, we can’t recommend the base Z2 variant as it will drastically impact the ownership experience because of the limited features. You should consider upgrading to one of the higher variants.

Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Z2 vs Z4 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Scorpio N Z4 gets the same base-spec diesel engine with the manual transmission. It’ll also get 2-wheel drive automatic and 4-wheel drive manual options but initially, it’s only available with the 2-wheel drivetrain and a manual transmission. Scorpio N Z4’s diesel-automatic and 4WD manual versions will also get the more powerful 175PS engine. The Z4 manual costs Rs. 13.99 lakh, which is Rs. 1.50 lakh higher than the Z2 diesel-manual. The Z4 variant gets the following additional notable features over the base Z2 variant:

  • Larger 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Carbon filter (for deodorising the cabin)
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Power mirrors
  • Rear USB port
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Extra AC compressor for rear seat occupants
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Electronic stability control (with automatic only)
  • Hill-start assist (with automatic only)
  • Hill descent control (with automatic only)
  • Cruise control
  • Wheel covers
  • Silver grille
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z2

Difference

Z4

2.2L Turbo Diesel MT

Rs. 12,49,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 13,99,000

In the Z4 variant, you might miss the following features:

  • Power folding mirrors
  • Auto AC
  • Chrome grille
  • Projector or LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear camera
  • Option of captain seats in 2nd row

While the Z4 variant seems fairly well-loaded and adds mostly must-have features, it offers poor value for money. So we'll suggest you consider stretching your budget if you can to accommodate a higher variant if you can.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z4

FEATURES OVER Z2

Safety 

Entertainment

Functional

Style

ESC (Auto only)

8-inch touchscreen

Cooled glovebox

Silver grille

Hill-start assist (Auto only)

Wired Android Auto

Cabin carbon filter

Rear spoiler

Hill descent control (Auto only)

Wired Apple Carplay

Separate compressor for rear AC

Wheel covers

Rear defogger

2nd-row USB-C port

Power mirrors

Black roof rails

Remote central locking

 

Height-adjustable driver seat

 

Rear washer wiper

 

Driver lumbar support

 
   

Cruise control

 

Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Z4 vs Z6 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

Z6 onwards, all Scorpio N diesel variants get the more powerful 175PS engine only. The Z6 diesel-manual costs Rs. 14.99 lakh, which is Rs. 1.0 lakh more than the Z4. The Topline variant gets the following extra features over the lower Highline trim:

  • Telematics
  • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Drive modes
  • Sunroof
  • 3rd-row reading lights

You might still miss some features in this variant such as:

  • Power folding mirrors
  • Auto AC
  • Chrome grille
  • Projector or LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rear camera
  • Option of captain seats in 2nd row

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z4

Difference

Z6

2.2L Turbo Diesel MT

Rs. 13,99,000

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 14,99,000

 

The Z6 variant adds mostly good-to-have features but it justifies the incremental cost over the Z4 with the more powerful engine and the sunroof alone. Overall, the Z6 will offer a much better ownership experience and value for money than the Z4. So, you should consider stretching your budget and at least book the Z6 trim.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z6

FEATURES OVER Z4

Entertainment

Others

What3words for navigation

7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster

SOS/call switch

Drive modes

Built-in Alexa

3rd-row cabin lights

Telematics

Sunroof

Navigation

Silver skid plates

Wireless Android Auto

Silver roof rails

Wireless Apple Carplay

Hill descent control (Manual also)
  Hill-start assist (Manual also)
  ESC (Manual also)

Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Z6 vs Z8 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Z8 variant of the 2022 Scorpio N costs Rs. 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs. 2.50 lakh higher than the lower Z6 variant. For this additional price, the Z8 adds the following extra features over the Z6 trim:

  • 4 extra airbags
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Chrome grille
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Front & rear locking differential (4WD only)
  • Rear camera
  • LED projector fog lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Terrain modes (4WD only)
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Leather upholstery
  • 2-zone auto AC
  • Sweeping indicators
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto wipers
  • Chrome door handles
  • Leather steering and gear lever cover
  • 18-inch machined alloy wheels (with automatic only)

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z6

Difference

Z8

2.2L Turbo Diesel MT

Rs. 14,99,000

Rs. 2,50,000

Rs. 17,49,000

The Z8 variant covers the bases well and almost completes the list of important features to offer a balanced ownership experience. Moreover, it almost justifies the incremental cost over the base variant for all the additional features. Therefore, the Z8 is our top recommendation for 2022 Scorpio N buyers. If you're considering the Z6, then we'll suggest you consider upgrading to the Z8 for a far better ownership experience.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8

FEATURES OVER Z6

Safety 

Functional

Style

2x side thorax airbags

Power-folding mirrors

Chrome grille

2x curtain airbags

Auto headlamps

LED DRLs

LED projector headlamps

5x Terrain modes (4WD only)

Black and brown leather upholstery

Front & rear locking differential (4WD only)

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

18-inch machined alloy wheels (auto only)

LED projector fog lamps

Sweeping indicators

Chrome door handles

Tyre pressure sensors

Auto wipers

Leather gear lever

Rear camera

2-zone auto AC

Leather steering

Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Z8 vs Z8L Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Z8L is another Rs. 2.0 lakh pricier than the Z8 and costs Rs. 19.49 lakh over the Z8 diesel-manual. It adds the following extra features over the lower Z8 trim:

  • Wireless phone charger (with 4WD and automatic only)
  • Front camera
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Front parking sensors
  • Optional 2nd-row captain seats
  • 12-speaker Sony sound system including a subwoofer
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels (with manual transmission only)

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z8

Difference

Z8L

2.2L Turbo Diesel MT

Rs. 17,49,000

Rs. 2,00,000

Rs. 19,49,000

Besides the front parking sensors and parking camera, the Z8L only adds good-to-have features. It offers a similar value for money as the Z8 variant. So, if you find the features of the Z8L compelling enough, then you can buy this variant.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8L

FEATURES OVER Z8

Entertainment

Others

Wireless phone charger (4WD + auto only)

17-inch machined alloy wheels (manual only)

Sony sound system

6-way power driver seat

11x speakers

Optional 2nd-row captain seats

Subwoofer

Front camera

 

Front parking sensors

Which Variant Of The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N Diesel Should You Book?

The Z2 variant is too basic and doesn’t have several must-have features. It's not worth booking as you'll have to compromise a lot on the ownership experience. The Z4 offers a good number of must-have features but doesn't come close to justifying the asking price. So, from a value standpoint, we'll suggest stretching your budget if you can to accommodate the Z6. While the Z6 variant only adds good-to-have features, it justifies the Rs. 1.0 lakh incremental cost with the more powerful engine and sunroof alone. The Z6 is also the most value-for-money variant in the Scorpio N lineup. Even if you're on a budget, you should at least book this variant as it'll offer a good overall ownership experience.

If you can stretch your budget, then the Z8 is our top recommendation. It requires you to make a Rs. 2.50 lakh jump in ex-showroom price but it gets most of the must-have features and offers a decent value for money as well. The Z8 variant adds a good number of valuable features like 2-zone, auto AC, tyre pressure sensors, LED projector headlamps and fog lamps, LED DRLs, locking differential and 4 more airbags. So, its balanced feature set makes the Z8 the best choice among all Scorpio N variants. The top-spec Z8L variant mostly adds good-to-have features while offering similar value for money as the Z8. If you find any of the Z8L's features compelling, then you can consider booking the Z8L instead of the Z8. However, for most buyers, the Z8 will meet most of the needs while costing a fair bit less.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N DIESEL MANUAL

BOOKING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Z2

Rank 2

Rs. 12,49,000


Not recommended. Lacks several basic features.

Z4

Rank 4

Rs. 13,99,000

Not a value upgrade. Consider booking Z6 for better value.

Z6

Rank 1

Rs. 14,99,000


A value-for-money variant for budget buyers.

Z8

Rank 3

Rs. 17,49,000

Top recommended.

Z8L

Rank 3

Rs. 19,49,000

Value upgrade over Z8. Worth considering for good-to-have features.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Mahindra Scorpio Diesel?

The new Scorpio N diesel has 2 engine options. Both are 2.2L turbocharged but the base engine has considerably less power and torque. It makes 132PS of power and 300Nm of torque and it’s only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The higher-end engine makes 175PS of power and 370Nm of torque with the manual and 400Nm of torque with the automatic. The manual and the torque converter automatic are both 6-speed units.

Compared to its rivals, the base Scorpio N diesel engine has acceptable power and torque figures while the higher-end engine is quite powerful. It’s also worth noting that the Scorpio N is the only 3-row SUV in the D-segment with a body-on-frame platform. Such SUVs are more abuse-friendly and robust enough to deal with Indian road conditions.

Mahindra don’t reveal the mileage figures of their large SUVs. Given how heavy the Scorpio N is, we’re expecting the official mileage figures to be far from worth bragging about. So, you should expect the Scorpio N to deliver below-average performance in terms of mileage.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N DIESEL VS COMPETITORS

DIESEL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Scorpio N

XUV700 7-Seat

Alcazar

Safari

Hector Plus

Engine

2.2L Turbo

2.2L Turbo

2.2L Turbo

2.2L Turbo

2.2L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

Displacement

2184cc

2184cc

2184cc

2184cc

2184cc

1493cc

1956cc

1956cc

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Maximum Power

132PS @ 3750rpm

175PS @ 3500rpm

175PS @ 3500rpm

185S @ 3500rpm

185S @ 3500rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

Peak Torque

300Nm @ 1500 - 3000rpm

370Nm @ 1500 - 3000rpm

400Nm @ 1750 - 2750rpm

420Nm @ 1600 - 2800rpm

450Nm @ 1750 - 2800rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Manual 

6-speed

6-speed

-

6-speed

-

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

NA

NA

-

NA

-

20.4kmpl

16.14kmpl

16.56kmpl

Auto 

-

-

6 TC

-

6 TC

6 TC

6 TC

-

Auto FE

-

-

NA

-

NA

18.1kmpl

14.08kmpl

-

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N?

In terms of size, the Scorpio N is about as long as the Safari but is the widest and the tallest in its segment. While the Scorpio N’s ground clearance of 187mm may not sound like much, its abuse-friendly body-on-frame construction is reassuring when going over bad roads. Tyre sizes are another thing, which caught our attention as even the Scorpio’s base tyre size is wider than all of its rivals’. The Scorpio N’s top-spec tyres are even wider.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Scorpio N

Alcazar

Safari

XUV700 7S

Hector Plus

Length

4662mm

4500mm

4661mm

4695mm

4720mm

Width

1917mm

1790mm

1894mm

1890mm

1834mm

Height

1870mm

1675mm

1786mm

1755mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2760mm

2741mm

2750mm

2750mm

Boot Space

NA

180L

NA

NA

155L

Ground Clearance

187mm

200mm

205mm

NA

192mm

Fuel Tank

57L

50L

50L

60L

60L

Tyre Size (Base)

245/65 R17

215/60 R17

235/70 R16

235/65 R17

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

255/60 R18

215/55 R18

235/60 R18

235/60 R18

215/55 R18

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N?

The 2022 Scorpio N is available in the following 7 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Copper red

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exceptions: New City, Virtus, Slavia

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

Carens, XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Scorpio, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

3 Comments

  1. C Col. Gill says:
    July 01 2022 22:52:50

    It is indeed a very comprehensive and chronological comparison of the models. A honest straight post for a prospective buyer. Thank you

  2. V Vikram says:
    July 25 2022 23:08:56

    Thanks for a much needed comprehensive review. A great help.

  3. p ps drayzong says:
    July 29 2022 10:56:56

    a very well laid out and detailed presentation. very helpful and decisive. thank you very much

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