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Mahindra Scorpio 2023: Australian price and specs revealed for all-new SUV


The Scorpio joins the Pikup dual-cab ute in Australia, priced from $41,990 driveaway

Mahindra has announced details of its all-new Scorpio SUV for Australia and it’ll be available for order in late April 2023. 

Starting at an introductory price of $41,990 driveaway, the new Mahindra Scorpio is a body-on-frame large SUV with similar dimensions to the current Toyota Fortuner and the Isuzu MU-X

Interestingly, the Scorpio launches in Australia only as a six-seater, with dual captain’s chairs in row two. Mahindra Australia says a seven-seat version will follow some time in the future. 

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The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio is priced from $41,990 driveaway

Two variants will be available at launch: the Z8 and Z8 L. Both variants are powered by identical 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engines that produce 129kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. 

The Z8 L flagship variant will cost $3000 more than the base Z8, priced at $44,990 driveaway.  

Mahindra rigorously tested the new Scorpio locally over a six-month period, accruing 120,000 kilometres of driving through both cold snowy climates and extreme heat in the desert. 

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The Mahindra Scorpio during testing in Australia’s outback

The new Scorpio was designed in a collaboration effort between the famous Pininfarina design studio in Italy and Mahindra’s Design studio based in India. 

The Scorpio joins the existing Pikup dual-cab ute lineup in Australia, and will soon be in the company of the upcoming XUV700 SUV

What’s standard on the Mahindra Scorpio for Australia?

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The Mahindra Scorpio will compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X

The entry-level Z8 variant in the Scorpio range comes fitted with the following features as standard:

  • 8.0-inch centre touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay  
  • ‘Coffee Black’ leatherette interior trim
  • Push button start with keyless entry 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector 
  • Rear air vents and USB C port 
  • Cooled glovebox
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels 
  • Intelligent 4×4 system 
  • Tyre pressure monitoring 
  • Part-time four-wheel-drive system
  • Frequency dependant damping system
  • Six-seat configuration with row two captain’s chairs
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Standard kit includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen and 18-inch alloy wheels

Stepping up to the Z8 L variant, owners will gain the following features:

  • 12-speaker Sony sound system 
  • Front parking sensors 
  • Front camera 
  • Six-way powered driver seat 
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster 
  • Wireless phone charging 

The Scorpio will be available in a range of colours including Dazzling Silver, Deep Forest, Everest White, Napoli Black and Red Rage. 

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The Scorpio has travelled far and wide during testing

How safe will the Mahindra Scorpio be?

Mahindra says that the Scorpio has scored a five-star rating with the Global New Car Assessment program (GNCAP), however the vehicle is yet to be tested by Australia’s ANCAP safety body. 

The Scorpio is fitted with front, side and curtain airbags as standard. 

The new Mahindra Scorpio does not feature any active safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist or blind-spot monitoring. 

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The Mahindra Scorpio will be available to order from late April 2023

Mahindra Scorpio 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are driveaway.

  • Z8: $41,990
  • Z8L: $44,990