Indian car giant Mahindra has revealed its new Scorpio-N SUV ahead of its Australian launch in 2023.
Mahindra calls the Scorpio-N “the Big Daddy of all SUVs”. That’s a bold claim given that Toyota’s LandCruiser would most likely want to have dibs on that title.
Still the seven-seater Scorpio-N looks to be more of an off-road capable LandCruiser Prado rival given its 4662mm in length, has a ladder frame chassis and four-wheel drive system.
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Designed by Italian styling house Pininfarina in conjunction with Mahindra’s own design studio in India the new Scorpio-N sports a similar face to the company’s range of utes with its narrow grille.
C-shaped LED running lights flank a tough front bumper matching the equally muscled wheel arches.
An LED taillight design that’s more than reminiscent of Volvo’s signature vertical tail-light styling and a side-opening tailgate round out the rear of the SUV.
Mahindra Australia hasn’t released local prices and specifications, but has said it will be launched with a diesel engine with a choice manual and automatic transmissions.
Going by Mahindra’s Indian specifications for the Scorpio-N the diesel engine has an output of 128kW.
On sale in India for the equivalent of $A27,600, the Z6 Diesel Scorpio-N comes with a '20.32cm' media screen, a '17.78cm' digital driver display, two-tone leather upholstery and sunroof.
The Scorpio-N will be the first SUV to join Australia’s Mahindra line-up since the XUV500 was axed in 2021. Currently the Mahindra range is made up entirely of utes including the Pik-Up S10+ Dual Cab.