Will the introduction of the new Scorpio-N really eat up sales of the XUV700? We refuse to believe so. With the upcoming Scorpio-N and XUV700, Mahindra aims to offer the best of both worlds to its customers. Both SUVs offer a distinct package when compared to each other, which could help them attract more buyers.
Take a look at all the major changes made to the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio-N compared to the XUV700 –
While the XUV700 is built on a sophisticated monolithic chassis that gives it better road manners, the new Scorpio-N will use a ladder frame setup, which should make it the solid choice more of the two types. This will also lead to different driving dynamics, with the XUV700 appealing to buyers who want an urban SUV, while the Scorpio-N will appeal to customers who want an SUV that goes anywhere.
The Scorpio-N will miss out on some of the cool features the XUV700 has to offer, including a large panoramic sunroof (the Scorpio-N has a single-pane power sunroof), a 10.25-inch infotainment system, and analog-sized fully digital instrument cluster, ADAS Technology and several more features.
Scoprio-N (top) and XUV700 (bottom) panel layouts.
Motor (Output power and torque)
The XUV700 draws its power from a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine (200 PS / 380 Nm), as well as a 2.2 liter diesel that is offered in two states – 155 PS / 360 Nm and 185 PS / 420 Nm (450 Nm with AT). The Scorpio-N is expected to be offered with the same two engines, however, in a slightly lower tuned state.
Mahindra is currently retailing the XUV700 with a base price of Rs 13.18 lakh, or Rs 24.58 (both showroom prices). However, considering the difference in chassis construction, engine power and torque, as well as the reduced equipment list, chances are, Scorpio-N will be less than its brother. The new mid-size SUV can be had from Rs 10 lakh (showroom price) onwards.