The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio six-seat body-on-frame SUV is on sale in Australia from April 20 with test drives now available.
UPDATE, 03/07/2023 – Mahindra Australia has increased the drive-away pricing for the flagship Scorpio Z8L by $1000. Capped price servicing has also been confirmed.
The two-variant Scorpio range starts at $41,990 drive-away, and now extends to $45,990 drive-away.
All Scorpio variants are powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 129kW of power and 400Nm. This is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive system.
The body-on-frame Scorpio measures in at 4662mm long, 1917mm wide, and 1857mm tall with a 2750mm wheelbase. This makes it a similar size to the mid-sized unibody Subaru Forester, though it’s technically a Large SUV according to FCAI protocols.
The Scorpio nameplate dates back to 2002, with the outgoing model – which shares it underpinnings with the Pik-Up – continuing to be sold in India.
This latest third-generation model is referred to as Scorpio-N in other markets, though Mahindra Australia has stuck with calling it the Scorpio locally as there has never been any version of it sold to date locally.
- 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8: $41,990
- 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8L: $45,990
All prices are drive-away.
The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio range is powered by a Euro 6b-compliant 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 129kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
This is mated to an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive system with low-range.
In addition to a mechanical locking rear differential and a brake locking differential, there are a Normal, Snow, Mud & Ruts, and Sand drive modes.
Mahindra claims the Scorpio has a combined fuel economy figure of 7.2L per 100km.
The Scorpio has a 57L diesel fuel tank and requires AdBlue. It also has an idle stop-start system.
The Mahindra Scorpio measures in at 4662mm long, 1917mm wide, and 1857mm tall with a 2750mm wheelbase.
It has a maximum braked towing capacity of 2500kg, whereas unbraked towing is up to 750kg.
Kerb weight depends on the variant but is around 2100kg for both, with payload between 510kg and 525kg.
Gross vehicle mass (GVM) for the Scorpio is 2610kg, and gross combination mass (GCM) is 5155kg.
The Scorpio has 227mm of ground clearance, an approach angle of 27.2 degrees, a breakover angle of 23.5 degrees, and a departure angle of 21.3 degrees.
Mahindra hasn’t quoted boot capacities for the Scorpio yet, but all models have six seats.
The Mahindra Scorpio is the first model to be covered by the brand’s new factory-backed seven-year/150,000km warranty for private buyers.
Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first. Pricing for the first six services are capped at the following:
The Mahindra Scorpio hasn’t been tested by ANCAP just yet, but it scored a five-star rating according to the Global New Car Assessment (GNCAP) protocols.
As recently reported, the Scorpio won’t be fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) at launch. It’ll come with a mid-life update.
AEB is now mandatory on all new vehicles approved for sale from March 1, 2023, with the Scorpio just scraping before this deadline. All new vehicles from March 1, 2025 require AEB.
All Mahindra Scorpio variants come with the following safety equipment:
- Front, side and curtain airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
The top-spec Z8L adds front parking sensors and a front-facing camera.
The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio Z8 comes standard with the following:
- 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
- Double-wishbone front suspension
- Watt’s linkage rear suspension
- Automatic projector LED headlights
- LED projector fog lamps
- LED tail lights
- LED sequential indicators
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Chrome door handles
- Power-folding side mirrors
- Silver roof rails
- Rear spoiler
- 4.2-inch monochrome digital instrument cluster
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Front USB port
- Second row USB-C port
- Dual-zone climate control
- Second row air-conditioning
- Activated carbon filter
- Cooled glove box
- Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
- Leatherette-wrapped gear shift lever
- Keyless entry
- Push-button start
- Coffee Black leatherette upholstery
- Driver lumbar support
- Second row one-touch tumble
- Third row fold and tumble
The Scorpio Z8L adds:
- 7.0-inch colour digital instrument cluster
- 12-speaker Sony sound system
- Wireless phone charger
- Front camera
- Front parking sensors
- Six-way power driver’s seat
The 2023 Mahindra Scorpio is available with the following exterior paint colours:
- Dazzling Silver
- Deep Forest
- Everest White
- Napoli Black
- Red Rage
All paint colours are free of charge.