Big Daddy vs Tata Safari- Is Mahindra Scorpio N Really a Tuff Competitor?

The all-new Mahindra Scorpio N has priced from Rs 11.99 lakh for the entry-level petrol-MT variant to Rs 19.49 lakh for the top-spec diesel-MT variant (all prices, ex-showroom, India). Bookings will be officially open on July 30, 2022, and prices for the Scorpio N automatic and 4×4 lineup will be revealed on July 21. Deliveries will begin around the holiday season.

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According to the brand, the prices announced today are only valid for the first 25,000 bookings, after which the prices will rise. In terms of price and positioning, the new Scorpio-N outperforms its predecessor; the latter will be renamed the Scorpio Classic and sold alongside the new model.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari

Tata Motors’ flagship Safari will be one of the main rivals to the Scorpio N. Although the XUV700 is a direct competitor to the Safari, the Scorpio N also has three rows of seats and similar dimensions, making it an excellent option for many buyers. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two full-size SUVs.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Engine Specifications

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The Tata Safari is currently equipped with the company’s Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged Diesel BS6 engine, which generates 170 PS and 35 Nm of torque. The 4-cylinder diesel engine is mated to either a manual or automatic transmission, and it delivers 16.4 kmpl and 14.08 kmpl, respectively.

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The new Mahindra Scorpio N, on the other hand, is equipped with Mahindra’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.2-litre turbocharged Diesel engines, which are currently found in the Thar and XUV700. However, the engine is likely to be tuned differently than in the other two SUVs. Scorpio N is also available with manual and automatic transmissions. The Scorpio N also includes a 4×4 All-Wheel-Drive system, which the Safari does not have.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Dimensions

While both the Scorpio N and Safari have the appeal of a large SUV, the Safari will always be an extension of Tata Motors’ Harrier model, which shares styling and platform with its full-size counterpart. The Scorpio N, on the other hand, is a completely new design with curved shoulder arches, a completely new front and rear design, and larger dimensions.

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2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Body Construction

The Tata Safari is built on the same platform as its 5 seater sibling, the Tata Harrier. The Safari is built on the OMEGARC platform, which is based on Land Rover’s D8 platform. This is a significant change because the Safari is now transitioning from a body-on-frame chassis to a monocoque chassis.

While on the other hand The new Scorpio N is built on a body-on-frame chassis and comes standard with rear-wheel drive. It also has a four-wheel-drive option, which the Tata Safari lacks.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Interior/ Features

Both SUVs are likely to compete for neck and neck in terms of features and interiors. While the Safari has a dual-colour interior with a mix of blacks and whites, the Scorpio N has a dual-tone interior with a mix of brown and black instead of white.

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The Safari features a hybrid instrument cluster that includes a large digital display as well as an analogue speedometer. It has an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen in the centre and a 9-speaker, 320W JBL sound system. The Scorpio N, on the other hand, has a digital MID display between an analogue tachometer and speedometer. The infotainment touchscreen is approximately 8 inches in size, and the SUV includes a Sony sound system similar to the 12-speaker setup seen in the previous XUV700. The new Scorpio N comes with a traditional sunroof. This is where it falls short of the Tata Safari, as the top variant includes a panoramic sunroof.

2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Safety Features

In terms of safety, the Safari has a long list of features. It includes an advanced ESP system with 14 additional functionalities, according to Tata. To keep passengers safe, there is also an electronic parking brake, auto hold, and six airbags. The Safari also has hill hold and descent functions, as well as disc brakes on all four wheels.
The Scorpio N has all of the above safety features but does not have ADAS like the outgoing Xuv 700. Furthermore, the new Scorpio N also has Frequency Selective Dampers for a smoother ride, as well as roll-over mitigation and dynamic control for improved SUV handling.

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2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Tata Safari- Price

The Tata Safari has currently priced between Rs 15.25 lakh and Rs 23.46 lakh ex-showroom. It also competes with a couple of XUV700 variants in this price range. Being a segment below the XUV700, it remains to be seen what kind of pricing Mahindra has kept for the all-new Scorpio N., which is priced between Rs. 11.99 Lakh and Rs. 19.49 Lakh, it will be said that the battle between both of these popular Indian SUVs will be interesting to watch.

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