Mahindra raises the Scorpio SUV to the Power of N, launches Scorpio-N in South Africa
  • Disruptor: Built ground up on an All-New platform, the All-New Scorpio-N is set to disrupt the SUV category with its
    • Unmissable design
    • Thrilling performance
    • Sophisticated dynamics; impeccable ride comfort and segment-best handling
    • Comprehensive safety equipment
  • First body-on-frame SUV to secure a 5-star rating in the Global New Car Assessment
  • Programme’s (GNCAP) new crash test protocols
  • The All-New Scorpio-N is available to book online. First 700 customers will get a special discount*
  • The All-New Scorpio-N comes with an attractive 5-yr/150,000 km Warranty & 5-yr/100,000 km Service Plan

Mahindra South Africa launches the highly anticipated, all-new Scorpio-N in the country today. 

The revamped version of the iconic SUV was unveiled in South Africa in June 2022 simultaneously with its India reveal. 

An authentic Mahindra SUV that builds upon the game changer legacy of the original Scorpio, the Scorpio-N received record bookings in India, hitting 100,000 in under 30 minutes. It has been just as eagerly awaited by customers in South Africa.

The All-New Scorpio-N is designed and engineered to global standards. Built from the ground up with no carryover components from the legacy Scorpio, the Scorpio-N elevates existing segment benchmarks across all critical parameters: performance, capabilities, technology, sophistication, ride and handling, NVH, interiors, appearance and most crucially, safety.

The All-New Scorpio-N became the first body-on-frame SUV to secure a 5-star rating in the Global New Car Assessment Programme’s (GNCAP) new crash-test protocols, which came into effect from 1 July 2022.

Manufactured at the state-of-the-art facility at Chakan, Pune, the Scorpio-N was designed and developed at a cost of R3.4 billion, which includes the setting up of a world-class, highly automated manufacturing line.

Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd said: "The All-New Scorpio-N has been designed, engineered and built to be a game. With an unmissable design, thrilling performance and advanced technology, we continue to carry forward the Mahindra legacy of building authentic, tough yet sophisticated SUVs. The All-New Scorpio-N disrupts existing product category hierarchies and will be a force to reckon with across existing SUV offerings in the state. This launch signifies our commitment to bringing world-class SUVs to the South African market and creating a delightful ownership experience." 

The All-New Scorpio-N’s third-generation body-on-frame platform has been engineered to ensure every drive is safe, comfortable and exciting, while delivering authentic SUV attributes.

Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa adds: “In June 2022, Mahindra South Africa launched its new brand Identity and logo, characterised by the ‘Twin Peaks’ logo, incorporating the ethos of creating truly authentic vehicles for personal exploration and adventure.

“Since revealing our new brand promise, we have made it a reality with the launch of the extremely capable Pik Up Dusk, Dawn and Storm and the modern XUV700. Today, we continue our promise as we launch the Scorpio-N, a highly capable and true SUV, engineered for Real Adventure.”

Bookings for the All-New Scorpio-N will open online at 11 am on Wednesday, 8 February 2023. You can book your Scorpio-N on the website: Bookings will be done on a first come, first served basis and will also form the basis of delivery dates, depending on the variant chosen by the customer.

Test drives will begin nationally at all Mahindra Dealerships from 8 February 2023.


Special Introductory Prices applicable for limited period only



Scorpio-N 2.2D Z4 6AT 4x2

R465 000

Scorpio-N 2.2D Z8 6AT 4x2

R510 000

Scorpio-N 2.2D Z8 6AT 4x4

R560 000

Scorpio-N 2.2D Z8L 6AT 4x4

R590 000

This special introductory prices will be valid until 31 March 2023.

About The Scorpio-N

Bigger, bolder, more powerful, sophisticated and laden with safety and technology, the Scorpio-N nomenclature was carefully chosen to represent the fact that it raises the game to the power of N.

Unmissable presence

The Scorpio-N takes forward the machismo factor to a whole new level. The signature wheel arches have been made even more muscular taking inspiration from the sinewy silhouette of a swimmer. A metallic Scorpio tail element is seamlessly integrated into the beltline, swinging all the way to the top of the window, giving the Scorpio-N more of a sting. The commanding nature of the design effortlessly translates into the front as well. The Scorpio character is omnipresent as the tall, stacked taillamp design creates a commanding stand on the rear, as in the front. The All-New Scorpio-N will be offered in 6 body colour options: Deep Forest, Napoli Black, Everest White, Red Rage, Dazzling Silver and Grand Canyon

Premium crafted interiors

The All-New Scorpio-N is absolutely captivating on the inside, as on the outside. The Scorpio-N greets passengers with top-notch craftmanship – rich coffee-black leatherette upholstery, best-in-class command seating position, centre console encased in robust metal-finished dual rails, advanced infotainment system and more, taking the premium-ness to the next level. The interiors of the Scorpio-N are designed and fettled to offer a highly sophisticated sensation, delighting the driver and passengers alike.

Thrilling performance

The All-New Scorpio-N is engineered for those looking for a new-age authentic SUV. Built on our new third-generation body-on-frame platform, the Scorpio-N boasts of class-leading structural rigidity, off-road capability and exemplary on-road manners. The Scorpio-N is powered by an mHawk (Diesel) engine with 128.6 kW of power and 400 Nm torque, offered in both 6-speed Automatic Transmissions, and 4X4 as an option.

Clean conscience

The All-New Scorpio-N has the lowest CO2 emission in its segment. This has been achieved through competent engineering and product development right from the outset. Moreover, several sustainable technologies have been adopted in metallurgy and component optimisation such as the latest generation dip paint (CG 800 CED coating) and low RRC tyres to lower CO2 emission and LEDs for reducing the overall energy consumption by 10 per cent. In addition to this, M&M has consciously adopted several environment friendly manufacturing processes under Mahindra’s goal of moving towards carbon neutrality.

‘Go Anywhere’ Capability 

The All-New Scorpio-N is designed to rule all terrains with the 4XPLOR, first-in-class intelligent terrain management technology. With a mere touch, the electric shift-on-the-fly 4Wheel Drive System transforms the Scorpio-N from 2WD mode into an all-conquering, capable 4WD beast. The Scorpio-N also gets three drive modes to match the driver’s mood:  Zip, Zap and Zoom. Zip for smooth riding, especially through traffic, Zap for true Mahindra SUV performance, and Zoom to ramp it up for a more engaging and exhilarating ride-quality.

Bristling with tech

The All-New Scorpio-N scores high on technology, offering an unmatched value proposition for urban and tech-savvy customers looking for engaging with their SUVs to the next level.

Powered by intelligence for an immersive and intuitive driving experience and it also brings an Immersive Audio Experience by adopting 3D Immersive Sound System by Sony. 

The gateway to this impressive line-up of future ready experience is through an integrated 20.32 cm infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

* Detailed information on the specification levels of the different grades are provided at the end of this release.

Intuitive Safety

The Scorpio-N features 6 airbags for the occupants; Driver, Passenger, Side and Curtain airbags. It is equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels and hydraulic brake assist and electronic brake pre-fill. Incorporated in the design is 73% of the structure being made from high-strength steel and 3 structural zones to improve the crash performance. 

To add to the safety features, the standard Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) features an automated brake wiping system that cleans the breaks of debris every few seconds in wet conditions.

The Scorpio-N also comes standard with driver drowsiness alert, ISOFIX child safety anchorage points and a host of other safety features. The All-New Scorpio-N has achieved 5-star and 3-star ratings for Adult and Child occupants’ safety respectively.  Moreover, Scorpio-N also complied with additional tests, including pole side impact, pedestrian protection UN127, electronic stability control (ESC) according to GTR8 and its fitment, and side head protection airbag fitment. As a result of this, Scorpio-N became the first body-on-frame SUV to achieve 5-star rating in the new GNCAP’s crash test protocols.

Sophisticated Ride and Handling

The All-New Scorpio-N uses the most sophisticated technologies available to offer benchmark driving dynamics. The latest generation body-on-frame structure has been optimised to offer remarkable levels of dynamic competencies and assured handling capabilities. Additionally, the penta-link rear suspension features watts link mechanism to offer confident ride and handling attributes. The first-in-segment Frequency Dependent Damping (FDD) technology, in combination with the Scorpio-N’s advanced shock absorbers featuring MTV-CL technology, is devised to offer a smooth, comfortable ride experience. The steering setup is remarkably smooth and responsive for a vehicle in its category, and All Four Disc brakes ensure an exhilarating yet safe drive.