2023 Mahindra Scorpio price and specifications
The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio six-seat body-on-frame SUV will be available in Australia from April 20, with test drives available now.
The two-variant Scorpio lineup starts at $41,990 Drive-Away and extends to $44,990 Drive-Away through June 30, 2023. It’s unclear how prices will change after that point.
This entry-level Scorpio Z8 pricing undercuts the Ssangyong Rexton ELX by $7,000, the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX 4×4 by $10,750, and the Isuzu MU-X LS-M 4×4 by $18,100.
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All Scorpio variants are powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with an output of 129 kW and 400 Nm. This is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, with drive being sent via a flying four-wheel drive system.
The body-on-frame Scorpio is 4662 mm long, 1917 mm wide and 1857 mm high with a wheelbase of 2750 mm. That makes it a similar size to the mid-size unibody Subaru Forester, although technically it’s a large SUV according to FCAI logs.
The Scorpio nameplate dates back to 2002, with the outgoing model – which shares its underpinnings with the Pik-Up – continuing to be sold in India.
This latest third generation model is called the Scorpio-N in other markets, although Mahindra Australia is sticking to calling it the Scorpio locally as it hasn’t sold any version of it locally to date.
- 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8: $41,990
- 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8L: $44,990
All prices are ex works.
The Mahindra Scorpio 2023 series is powered by a Euro 6b compliant 2.2 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with an output of 129 kW and 400 Nm of torque.
This is mated to an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic gearbox, with drive sent through a low-range all-wheel-drive system.
In addition to a mechanical rear axle locking differential and a brake locking differential, there are the driving modes Normal, Snow, Mud & Ruts and Sand.
Mahindra claims the Scorpio has a combined fuel consumption of 7.2L per 100km.
The Scorpio has a 57 liter diesel tank and requires AdBlue. It also has an idle stop start system.
The Mahindra Scorpio is 4662 mm long, 1917 mm wide and 1857 mm high with a wheelbase of 2750 mm.
It has a maximum towing capacity of 2500kg braked, unbraked up to 750kg.
The curb weight depends on the variant, but is around 2100 kg for both, with a payload of between 510 kg and 525 kg.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVM) for the Scorpio is 2610 kg and Gross Train Weight (GCM) is 5155 kg.
The Scorpio has 227 mm ground clearance, an approach angle of 27.2 degrees, a rollover angle of 23.5 degrees and an departure angle of 21.3 degrees.
Mahindra hasn’t specified boot capacities for the Scorpio yet, but all models have six seats.
service and guarantee
The Mahindra Scorpio is the first model to be covered by the brand’s new seven-year/150,000km factory warranty for private buyers.
The maintenance intervals are 15,000 km or 12 months. The pricing is not fixed yet.
The Mahindra Scorpio has not yet been tested by ANCAP, but it received a five-star rating under Global New Car Assessment (GNCAP) protocols.
As recently reported, the Scorpio will not be equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) at launch. It will come with a midlife update.
AEB is now mandatory for all new vehicles registered for sale from March 1, 2023, with the Scorpio falling just short of that deadline. All new vehicles from March 1st, 2025 require AEB.
All Mahindra Scorpio variants are equipped with the following safety features:
- Front, side and head airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- backup camera
- tire pressure monitoring system
The top-spec Z8L adds front parking sensors and a front-facing camera.
The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8 comes standard with the following:
- 18″ diamond cut alloy wheels
- Double wishbone front suspension
- Rear suspension with Watt linkage
- Automatic projector LED headlights
- LED projector fog lights
- LED taillights
- Sequential LED displays
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Chromed door handles
- Power folding side mirrors
- Silver roof rails
- rear spoiler
- 4.2-inch monochrome digital instrument cluster
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- USB port in front
- Second row USB-C port
- Two-zone automatic climate control
- Air conditioning in the second row
- activated carbon filter
- Cooled glove box
- Steering wheel with imitation leather cover
- Faux leather wrapped shifter
- Keyless entry
- Start at the push of a button
- Coffee brown synthetic leather upholstery
- Lumbar support for the driver
- Second row one-touch tumbler
- Fold and overturn the third row
The Scorpio Z8L adds:
- 7.0 inch digital color instrument cluster
- Sony sound system with 12 speakers
- Cordless phone charger
- Front camera
- Parking sensors in front
- Six-way adjustable driver’s seat
The Mahindra Scorpio 2023 is available with the following exterior paint colors:
- Shining silver
- Deep forest
- Everest white
- Naples Black
- Red Fury
All paint colors are free.
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