Mahindra launched the new generation Scorpio yesterday with prices beginning at INR 8.4 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. Here's how the Scorpio stacks up against its rivals like the Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. The newly launched Renault Duster AWD is also included in this comparison.
In terms of dimensions, the Terrano and Duster are fairly compact at 4.3 meters in length and 1.6 meters in height. The larger Scorpio measures 4.45 meters in length, while the Storme has a generous 4.65 meter length. The Storme and Scorpio are tall vehicles at a height of 1.9 meters.
Despite their length, the wheelbase of the Scorpio and Safari are comparable to the Duster and Terrano. At 2,680 mm, the Scorpio has the longest wheelbase, matched closely by the Renault and Nissan's 2,673 mm.
The Scorpio and Safari come with 2.2-liter engines (the Scorpio is available with a base 2.5-liter unit as well), with the Tata making more power and torque at 140 PS and 320 Nm. Both cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission. The K9K diesel powering the Duster and Terrano is available in tunes of 85 PS and 110 PS, with the more powerful version getting a 6-speed manual unit.
The new gen Scorpio has a fuel efficiency of 15.37 km/l compared to the Duster and Terrano's 20.45 km/l (for the 85 PS variant).
For the 2WD variants, prices range between INR 8.4 - 11.95 lakhs for the Scorpio, INR 9.93 - 12.42 for the Storme, INR 8.7 - 11.91 lakhs for the Duster and INR 9.62 - 12.49 lakhs for the Terrano.
The 4WD variants are priced between INR 10.11 - 13.05 lakhs for the Scorpio, at INR 13.7 lakhs for the Storme and between INR 11.89 - 12.99 lakhs for the Duster. The Terrano doesn't get a 4WD option.