The recently launched Mahindra Scorpio-N has scored the highest possible rating of 5 stars in the latest rounds of Global NCAP crash tests. The GNCAP testing protocol was revised earlier this year in July as a part of the ‘Safer Cars for India’ campaign. Mahindra Scorpio-N was the only outlier in the most recent round of testing as the other India-made cars, Maruti Suzuki Swift, S-Presso, and Ignis, received a poor 1-star rating.
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Mahindra Scorpio-N GNCAP crash test results
In the Adult Occupant Protection test, Scorpio-N received 29.25 points out of a possible 34, scoring a 5-star rating. However, in the Child Occupant Protection test, the SUV scored only 3 stars, gettings 29.83 points out of a possible 49.
The protection provided to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck by the Scorpio-N during frontal impact was good. Driver’s and passenger’s chests showed marginal protection as well. The protection provided to their knees was rated good too. In the side impact, the protection to the head chest, pelvis, and abdomen were good.
For the Child Occupant Protection test, the child seats for 18-month and 3-year-olds were installed rearwards. The SUV was able to prevent head exposure and provided full protection during a frontal impact. Both CRSs also offered full side impact protection.
The Mahindra Scorprio-N comes packed with 6 airbags, advanced ESC, driver drowsiness detection, advanced seat restraint system, collapsible steering system, anti-lock braking system, Penta-link rear suspension, along with a range of segment-first features like Watt’s link suspension mechanism, frequency-dependent damping, MTV-CL shock absorbers, and much more.
Under the hood, the SUV is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine option and a 2.2L diesel engine unit that also supports the Mahindra Thar and XUV700. The petrol unit will deliver 170ps of power while the diesel unit is expected to deliver 155ps of power. The SUV will come with multiple driving modes and has a body-on-frame construction. It features intelligent 4Xplore terrain management technology, offering the 4 modes Tarmac, Snow, Mud and Desert, with the touch of a button.
The Scorpio-N was tested under the updated GNCAP protocols as a part of the ‘Safer Cars for India’ campaign. In India, the Mahindra Scorpio-N rivals the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector, and Tata Safari.