Mahindra Scorpio-N 4×4: A Duster AWD owner shares his observations. | Tech US News

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Body roll is quite composed for a body-on-frame SUV of this size. The ride quality, while not plush, was still good. It exceeded my expectations.

BH Pian Samba Recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Test drove the Scorpio-N Diesel AT, 4X4

I’m not a fan of BS6 diesel, AT transmission and body-on-frame SUVs, but still went for a test drive of the ScorpioN. I must say, I came away impressed!

I was looking for a diesel manual, but the test drive vehicles available were a petrol MT and a diesel AT 4×4, I opted for the diesel.

Observations

Which I liked

  • Excellent NVH.
  • A smooth AT gearbox.
  • Excellent low end torque. It’s easy to stop and go on inclines.
  • The hill hold assist with the AT gearbox will make driving uphill with stop-go traffic on hills a breeze.
  • Although the dimensions are large, this car can be driven very easily in the city. Controls are light.
  • Although the steering was light, there was no panic at high speeds.
  • Cutting the brakes was progressive and confidence-inspiring.
  • Body roll is quite composed for a body-on-frame SUV of this size. The ride quality, while not plush, was still good. It exceeded my expectations.
  • No complaints on the fit and finish part. Panel differences looked uniform, no rough edges either.
  • This is a huge leap from the previous generation Scorpio.

Overall a big thumbs up.

Which I didn’t like

  • The third row felt cramped.
  • The Z4, 4×4 should have got at least MLD. Front BLD can still be left!
  • Running on the rumble strip at high speed, the rear lost its composure.
  • Acceleration is decent, but not fast.

Only if Mahindra can sort out the DPF issues with its BS6 diesel, this car is a true VFM. A few days ago I drove the Hyryder AWD, priced at Rs 19.22 L in Kolkata, while the ScorpioN Z4 MT 4X4 priced at Rs 18.65 L on-road, I felt more VFM. Although the Hyryder V awd is packed with more features than the ScorpioN Z4, the powerful diesel engine with low-range gearbox and tough build take the cake for the N! On the other hand, the Hyryder/Vitara would be more nibble free and a safer buy!

In the link below I shared my take on the Hyryder AWD.

A few photos from the drive

feel good!

Size Comparison with Duster AWD of Bhapiyan Mountain_Deep

XUV300 and Duster with AWD

A clean, well-protected underbelly.

For the test drive I was accompanied by Bhapiyan Mountain_Deep and Bhapiyan Dog N Damsel 12. Both of them were impressed while driving.

Read BHPian comments for more insight and information.

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