Top 7 Hits And Misses From The Feature List Of The New Mahindra Scorpio N

The Scorpio N is a much more premium SUV than the outgoing version, but it still lacks some comfort

The Mahindra Scorpio N will be unveiled in its entirety on June 27. However, many of its details and specs are already known to us, and that also tells us what will NOT be offered on the Scorpio N.

First off, here are the key features that will be available on the latest Mahindra SUV:

360 degree camera

The latest popular feature on new-age SUVs today is a 360-degree camera and the Scorpio N will provide it. It’s a useful feature for any large vehicle, whether you’re maneuvering through tight spaces in the city or challenging terrain in the wilderness while driving off-road.

Mahindra Scorpio N exterior detailed in 15 photos

Captain’s seats in the middle row

Mahindra offers the Scorpion as a three-row offering and it also comes with a six-seat configuration. It will continue to come with center row captain seats, another popular choice among SUV buyers, for a more relaxed cabin experience with fewer passengers.

Adrenox infotainment system with Sony sound system

The Scorpio N gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by Mahindra’s Adrenox system that debuted on the XUV700 and comes with Amazon’s Alexa built-in. It will feature connected car technology, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and a host of in-car features. This system is combined with a premium Sony 12-speaker sound system, including rooftop speakers.

4Xplor 4WD System with Terrain Modes

The new Scorpio will be available with 4WD with those variants having the ‘4Xplor’ suffix after the name. Mahindra will offer it with both petrol and diesel engines. The 4WD system increases the robustness of the Scorpio N with added off-road capability, while making it a more premium SUV than the previous model.

Mahindra Scorpio N Circular Controller

Related: Mahindra Scorpio N 4WD Variants to Get the ‘4Xplor’ Suffix

Electrically adjustable driver’s seat

A standard power driver’s seat may not be the most functional feature, but it’s a premium piece of equipment that enhances one’s owning experience. The Scorpio N offers this feature, but does not have a memory function like the electrically adjustable driver’s seat in the XUV700.

6 airbags

Once a sign of a premium offering, six airbags are expected to soon become a standard safety requirement for new cars. While the industry waits for a rational plan from the government on the matter, Mahindra has prepared the Scorpio N in advance and will offer it with six airbags: double front, front and curtains, for now in the higher variants.

Two-zone climate control

(with a secondary cooling coil for rear AC vents)

The Mahindra Scorpio N will be ahead of many competitors in this regard, as only a few premium models are equipped with dual-zone climate control. This allows the front passengers to individually control the temperature and fan settings as they wish. We also learned that the AC vents in the back will have their own separate cooling coil, which would make it more effective.

Also read: Differences Between the Mahindra Scorpio N and the Ancient Scorpio

Obviously, the Scorpio N is a well-equipped SUV. However, it’s still not a complete package compared to some of its premium rivals.

Here are some of the features the Scorpio N lacks:

Large central display

While the new Adrenox-powered infotainment system looks suitably modern for the Scorpio N, the screen is smaller than most premium competitors. For example, the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos come with 10.25-inch screens, while the Tata Harrier gets an 8.8-inch screen and the MG Hector gets the largest – a vertically oriented 10.4-inch screen.

MG Hector Infotainment with touchscreen

Digital Instrument Panel

The Scorpio N will offer a decent 7-inch color display in the instrument panel, positioned between the analog dials of the speedometer and tachometer. However, Mahindra could have enhanced its premium driver experience by offering the Scorpio N with a fully digital driver display on the top. The XUV700 gets a fantastic 10.25-inch digital cluster from the second variant. Even the Volkswagen Taigun is offered with an all-digital 8-inch digital cluster in higher finishes.

Panoramic sunroof

A sunroof, another increasingly popular feature, can also be found in the Scorpio N. However, the more premium version is the panoramic roof which also has a greater advantage for the occupants of the cabin. It is offered with the Hyundai Creta, MG Astor and Hector, and the XUV700.

Hyundai Creta panoramic sunroof

Head-up display

The Scorpio N could also have benefited from offering a head-up display. It is a premium feature with useful functionality, i.e. the driver has to look less from the road ahead. Today, Maruti is on track to democratize it as an accessible feature by offering it on the new Baleno.

Kia Seltos HUD

ADAS technology

Mahindra was one of the first mass-market brands to offer Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with the XUV700. However, the Scorpio N does not have such technology, although it could have benefited from a base version that could at least offer autonomous emergency braking, while missing lane assist or adaptive cruise control.

Also read: What is ADAS? How does it help? And what are the challenges it faces in India?

Ventilated front seats

A surprising feature omission for the top-of-the-line Scorpio N are ventilated front seats like the XUV700. It is a popular feature to cope with the warm weather conditions of the country for most of the year. This comfort is offered on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and even the Maruti Suzuki XL6.

Maruti XL6 ventilated seats

Third row AC vents

While the Scorpio is only offered as a three-row SUV, it doesn’t offer the last row of seats with dedicated vents. Even without any sort of ventilation controls, there should have been some vents for the passengers in the last row. We suspect that Mahindra’s decision to fit the AC vents in the middle of the row with a dedicated cooling coil may be an attempt by the brand to provide some sort of solution, but it won’t be as effective as dedicated vents. .

Tata Safari third row

These are just some of the features offered and missing from the Mahindra Scorpio N. We expect to experience the upcoming SUV soon, so keep an eye on CarDekho for more details.

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