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.
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.
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.
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.
The entry-level Z8 variant in the Scorpio range comes fitted with the following features as standard:
Stepping up to the Z8 L variant, owners will gain the following features:
The Scorpio will be available in a range of colours including Dazzling Silver, Deep Forest, Everest White, Napoli Black and Red Rage.
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.
All prices listed are driveaway.
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