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August 2022 - Mahindra Scorpio N Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Mahindra Scorpio N petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Scorpio N's petrol 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 petrol-powered D-segment 3-row SUVs like the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700 7-seater and MG Hector Plus.

Mahindra Scorpio N

Updated: Now that the prices of the Mahindra Scorpio N petrol-automatic variants are also available, this article includes them along with the buying recommendations.

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

The pros or advantages of Mahindra Scorpio N petrol are:

  • Scorpio N’s best-in-class height and width with aggressive styling lend it tremendous road presence
  • It’s the only 3-row D1-segment SUV with a rugged body-on-frame construction
  • Punchy 2.0L turbo petrol engine is the most powerful engine in its class
  • Offers the option of manual as well as automatic transmissions
  • Option of captain seats in the 2nd row; although limited to top variant only
  • Rugged and abuse-friendly body-on-frame construction makes it appropriate for driving on bad roads and even on wide trails

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

  • Poor feature distribution leaves the Z8 with critical must-have features missing. The Z4 variant also doesn’t get a bunch of must-have features we expect from a car of this class while offering poor value for money over the base Z2 trim.
  • Lack of Z6 variants makes it difficult for budget buyers to pick a variant with a reasonable feature set.
  • 2nd row captain seats not available in any of the lower variants.
  • Petrol-automatic carries a steep premium of almost Rs. 2.0 lakh over the manual variants and comes across as a very expensive option.
  • Strange sequence of events around the car launch. Scorpio N launched -> prices revealed but not for automatic -> bookings open about 1 month after ‘launch’ -> prices for automatic revealed -> deliveries a few months after bookings.

What Is The Price Of Mahindra Scorpio N Petrol Variants?

The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N petrol is available with a manual transmission in 4 variants with prices between Rs. 11.99 lakh and Rs. 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The automatic transmission is available in the higher 3 variants for an additional Rs. 1.96 lakh, which is considerably high for an automatic transmission. The 3 automatic variants cost between Rs. 15.45 lakh and Rs. 20.95 lakh.

The top variant is also available with a 6-seat configuration. It gets captain seats in the second row and it costs Rs. 20,000 more than the top-spec Z8 7-seater variant.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N PETROL PRICE

EX-SHOWROOM | AUGUST 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Automatic

Z2

Rs. 11,99,000

-

-

Z4

Rs. 13,49,000

Rs. 1,96,000

Rs. 15,45,000

Z8

Rs. 16,99,000

Rs. 1,96,000

Rs. 18,95,000

Z8L

Rs. 18,99,000

Rs. 1,96,000

Rs. 20,95,000

Z8L 6S

Rs. 19,19,000

Rs. 1,96,000

Rs. 21,15,000

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

The base Z2 variant of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N petrol engine costs Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The most notable features of the Scorpio N Z2 base model are:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Engine idle start/stop
  • 2nd row AC vents
  • Rear disc brakes
  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • All power windows
  • Halogen reflector headlamps
  • Tilt steering
  • Manual day/night inside mirror
  • Front armrest
  • Rear armrest

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z2

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

7-inch touchscreen*

Idle engine start/stop

LED tail lamps

Steering-mounted controls

2nd row AC vents

Body-coloured bumpers

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

Indicators on outside mirrors

2x ISOFIX

Tilt steering

LED indicators

Rear disc brakes

Front armrest*

Black skid plates

Day/night inside mirror*

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
  • Auto AC
  • Rear AC vents
  • Split rear seatback (available in higher variants)
  • Rear camera
  • 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

Since the base model doesn’t offer several must-have features, we won’t recommend buying the base Z2 variant of the Scorpio N petrol-manual.

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

The Z4 variant of the Scorpio N petrol-manual costs Rs. 13.49 lakh, which is Rs. 1.50 lakh more than the lower Z2 variant. This variant is also available with an automatic transmission for Rs. 15.45 lakh, which is Rs. 1.96 lakh more than the Z4 petrol-manual. For the Rs. 1.50 lakh additional price over the base Z2 variant, you get the following features in the Scorpio N Z4:

  • Larger 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • 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 Z2 VS Z4 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z2

Difference

Z4

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 11,99,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 13,49,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,96,000

Petrol-Automatic

-

-

Rs. 15,45,000

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

Not only is the Z4 variant missing a few must-have features, it’s also overpriced for the features it adds over the base model. So, we’ll also not suggest buying the Z4 variant of the Scorpio N.

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

Cruise control

Wheel covers

Rear defogger

2nd row USB-C port

Power mirrors

Black roof rails

Rear washer wiper

 

Height-adjustable driver seat

 
   

Driver seat lumbar support

 
   

Separate compressor for rear AC

 

Mahindra Scorpio N Petrol Z4 vs Z8 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Mahindra Scorpio N’s Z8 petrol variant costs Rs. 16.99 lakh with the manual and Rs. 18.95 lakh with the automatic transmission. These prices are Rs. 3.50 lakh higher than the Z4’s. While the price jump to the Z8 trim is too high it also adds several must-have and good-to-have features such as:

  • Telematics
  • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Drive modes
  • Sunroof
  • 3rd row reading lights
  • 4 extra airbags
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Chrome grille
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Rear camera
  • LED projector fog lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Terrain modes
  • 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

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z4 VS Z8 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z4

Difference

Z8

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 13,49,000

Rs. 3,50,000

Rs. 16,99,000

Difference

Rs. 1,96,000

 

Rs. 1,96,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 15,45,000

Rs. 3,50,000

Rs. 18,95,000

The Z8 variant not only covers the basic features, it also adds some features to drastically improve the ownership experience. Moreover, it almost justifies its value for the incremental cost over the base variant. So the Z8 variant is our top recommendation for Scorpio N petrol-manual buyers. This is also the minimum variant we’ll suggest buying if you’re interested in buying the Scorpio N with petrol-manual powertrain.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8

FEATURES OVER Z4

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED projector headlamps

What3words for navigation

Power-folding mirrors

7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster

LED projector fog lamps

Wireless Android Auto

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

Silver skid plates & roof rails

Tyre pressure sensors

Wireless Apple Carplay

Sweeping indicators

18-inch machined alloy wheels (auto only)

Hill descent control (Manual also)

Telematics

Auto headlamps

Black-brown leather upholstery

ESC (Manual also)

Navigation

Auto wipers

Chrome grille

Hill start assist (Manual also)

Built-in Alexa

3rd row cabin lights

Leather gear & steering

2x side thorax airbags

SOS/call switch

2-zone auto AC

Sunroof

2x curtain airbags

   

LED DRLs

Rear camera

   

Chrome door handles

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

The top-spec Z8L petrol-manual costs Rs. 18.99 lakh while the automatic costs Rs. 20.95 lakh (ex-showroom). These prices are Rs. 2.0 lakh pricier than the lower Z8 variant. It offers the following additional features over the Z8:

  • Front camera
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Front parking sensors
  • Optional 2nd row captain seats
  • 12-speaker Sony sound system
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels (with manual transmission only)

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8 VS Z8L | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z8

Difference

Z8L

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 16,99,000

Rs. 2,00,000

Rs. 18,99,000

Difference

Rs. 1,96,000

 

Rs. 1,96,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 18,95,000

Rs. 2,00,000

Rs. 20,95,000

Some of the Z8L’s features are must-have but mostly, they are good-to-have. Z8L also offers similar value for money as the Z8 and is worth considering for buyers who have the budget for the top variant and find some of its features compelling.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8L

FEATURES OVER Z8

Entertainment

Others

Sony sound system

17-inch machined alloy wheels (manual only)

11x speakers

6-way power driver seat

Subwoofer

Optional 2nd row captain seats

 

Front camera

 

Front parking sensors

If you want the Z8L with the 6-seat layout, then the Rs. 20,000 premium seems acceptable for the comfort of captain seats in the 2nd row.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N Z8L 7S vs Z8L 6S | PRICE COMPARISON

 

Z8L 7-Seat

Difference

Z8L 6-Seat

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 18,99,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 19,19,000

Difference

Rs. 1,96,000

 

Rs. 1,96,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 20,95,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 21,15,000

Which Variant Of The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N Petrol Should You Buy?

The Z2 variant is not worth buying as it lacks several must-have features, which we expect from a car of this class and at this price point. So, it’s not worth buying. You can also skip the Z4 variant of the Scorpio N petrol as it offers poor value for money. The lack of Z6 variant with the petrol engine makes the jump to the next variant steep, but it’s worth making.

Scorpio N petrol buyers should at least buy the Z8 variant as it offers far better value for money than the lower Z4 variant and will provide a premium ownership experience, which you expect from a car like Scorpio. It’s also our top recommendation for Scorpio N petrol buyers. The top-spec Z8L is also worth considering for its features and it offers similar value for money as the Z8.

The Rs. 20,000 premium for the captain seats in the 2nd row is somewhat reasonable. You’ll have to decide for yourself if you want the Scorpio N with 6-seat or 7-seat configuration.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

Z2

Rank 1

Rs. 11,99,000

-

Not recommended. Lacks several basic features.

Z4

Rank 3

Rs. 13,49,000

Rs. 15,45,000

Very poor value for money upgrade. Consider buying at least Z8.

Z8

Rank 2

Rs. 16,99,000

Rs. 18,95,000

Top recommended. Minimum petrol variant worth recommending.

Z8L

Rank 2

Rs. 18,99,000

Rs. 20,95,000

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

Z8L 6S

-

Rs. 19,19,000

Rs. 21,15,000

Up to buyers.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Mahindra Scorpio N Petrol?

The Scorpio N petrol is the most powerful D1-segment SUV with 3-row seating even if it beats the XUV700 by only a small margin. The Scorpio N’s torque output are also at the top of its class and on par with the XUV700 7-seat petrol. Just like the XUV700 petrol, Mahindra haven’t revealed the mileage figures of the Scorpio N. We are expecting Scorpio N petrol’s mileage to be at the bottom among D1 petrol SUVs in terms of mileage.

MAHINDRA SCORPIO N PETROL VS COMPETITORS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Scorpio N

XUV700 7-Seat

Alcazar

Hector Plus

Engine

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Turbo

2.0L Normal

1.5L Turbo

Displacement

1997cc

1997cc

1997cc

1997cc

1999cc

1451cc

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

Maximum Power

203PS @ 5000rpm

203PS @ 5000rpm

200PS @ 5000rpm

200PS @ 5000rpm

159PS @ 6500rpm

143PS @ 5000rpm

Peak Torque

370Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

380Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

380Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

380Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

191Nm @ 4500rpm

250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

Manual 

6-speed

-

6-speed

-

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

NA

-

NA

-

14.5kmpl

14.03kmpl

Auto 

-

6-speed TC

-

6 TC

6 TC

CVT

Auto FE

-

NA

-

NA

14.2kmpl

11.67kmpl

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N?

In terms of size, the Scorpio N is almost as long as the XUV700 7-seater. 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

XUV700 7S

Hector Plus

Length

4662mm

4500mm

4695mm

4720mm

Width

1917mm

1790mm

1890mm

1834mm

Height

1870mm

1675mm

1755mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2760mm

2750mm

2750mm

Ground Clearance

187mm

200mm

NA

192mm

Boot Space

NA

180L

NA

155L

Fuel Tank

57L

50L

60L

60L

Tyre Size (Base)

245/65 R17

215/60 R17

235/65 R17

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

255/60 R18

215/55 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 N, 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.

1 Comments

  1. c chandra sekhar says:
    July 12 2022 00:20:25

    What about z6 variant? I think it will be the VFM variant.

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