Mahindra launched its much-awaited 2022 Scorpio N on Monday, June 27th. And with the Mahindra XUV700 already earning huge success in the Indian markets, the automaker now stands strong with two tough contenders in the SUV segment. Let us see how these two car models are different from each other.
Mahindra Scorpio N Vs Mahindra XUV700: Exteriors
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N is 4,662mm long, 1,917mm wide and 1,857m tall. The Mahindra XUV700 on the other hand, is 4,695mm in length, 1,890mm in width and 1,755mm in height. This makes the XUV700 33mm longer than the Scorpio N SUV. However, the latter has an edge over the former in terms of width and height, thus giving more interpersonal and head space to its occupants. However, both the SUVs share the same wheelbase of 2,750mm.
Appearance-wise, the Scorpio N has a more muscular and boxy appearance, whereas the XUV700 looks more urban with its curvy silhouette. Elements like the front bonnet, wheel arches and bumper design look beefier on the Scorpio as compared to the XUV700, while the roof is flatter. The two vehicles can be separated easily by their rear looks. The 2022 Scorpio N comes with a rear door while the XUV700 features a regular hatchback. Additionally, the new Scorpio flaunts vertical taillights, unlike its sibling.
Mahindra Scorpio N Vs Mahindra XUV700: Interiors And Tech
The Mahindra Scorpio N cabin features dual-tone coffee-black leatherette upholstery with contoured seats and aluminium accents across the dashboard as a contrast. It comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12-speaker Sony audio system with 3D surround sound, dual-zone climate control, connected car tech, Alexa integration with what3words, powered driver’s seat, lumbar support, tumble-fold second-row seats, 360-degree camera, 6 airbags, advanced ESC, ABS, driver drowsiness detection, and much more.
In comparison, the Mahindra XUV700 comes featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and digital instrument cluster, connected car tech, Alexa integration with voice commands, 6 speakers, curtain airbags, dual-zone climate control, air purifier, and ADAS safety functions. The 12-speaker Sony sound system, 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, electronic parking brake and more such features come with its luxury pack.
Mahindra Scorpio N Vs Mahindra XUV700: Engine Specifications
The 2022 Scorpio N is powered by a 2.0L turbo petrol engine delivering about 200bhp of maximum power and 370 Nm of peak torque. Its 2.2L mHawk diesel engine has two states of tune. It delivers 132ps and 300Nm of torque in its lower-spec variant, with a 6-speed manual transmission and RWD. The top-spec variants get the diesel engine with the tune of 175ps power and 370Nm torque for manual and 400Nm torque for automatic transmission.
Coming to the XUV700 powertrain options, it features a 2.0L TGDi turbo petrol unit delivering 197bhp of maximum power and 380Nm of peak torque. It gets a 2.2L turbo diesel engine that delivers 185ps power and 420Nm of torque with a 6-speed manual and 450Nm torque with 6-speed automatic transmission in the top-spec variant. Its lower-spec trim gets the diesel engine with 155ps of power and 360Nm torque, with only a manual gearbox.
Hence, on the front of mechanical specs, the two cars source power from similar petrol units whereas the performance of the diesel engine packages of the Mahindra XUV700 seems better than the Scorpio N.
Mahindra Scorpio N Vs Mahindra XUV700: Pricing
The all-new 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N has been introduced at a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) for its manual petrol variant and Rs 12.49 lakhs for its manual diesel variant. As per the brand, the introductory price will only be applicable for the first 25,000 bookings of the new SUV. The prices of its automatic transmission and 4WD variants will be announced by the brand on July 21st this year.
Speaking of the Mahindra XUV700, its price starts at Rs 13.18 lakhs (ex-showroom) for its manual petrol variant and Rs 13.70 lakhs for its manual diesel variant. This makes the all-new Scorpio N a more affordable option amongst the masses.