With customer handovers for the top-spec trim underway since September 26, the carmaker has shifted its focus on production of lower-end trims
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Until now, Mahindra has been prioritizing deliveries of the Scorpio N’s top-spec Z8L trim since they commenced on September 26. And with customer handovers underway for a while now, the carmaker has shifted its attention to the lower-spec trims. Images of the Mahindra Scorpio N’s second-from-base Z4 trim have surfaced online, giving us a good look at how this trim looks in the flesh.
The Scorpio N’s Z4 trim gets satin finish for the six slats on the grille, and it’s flanked by dual-beam halogen headlamps. No DRLs and fog lamps in this trim means the housing below the headlamps are blanked out.
In profile, the Scorpio N sits on 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers. There is no chrome surround around the window sill, a particular design touch limited to higher-end variants. However, this particular trim still gets roof rails.
At the rear, things are largely similar to the top-spec trim save for the fact that this particular trim gets an all-black rear bumper. In the top-spec trim, there are silver touches for added contrast.
Inside, the Scorpio N’s black/brown dashboard layout and design is very much similar to the top-spec Z8L trim. However, this being a lower-spec variant, there are of course some sacrifices when it comes to features. The noticeable ones are the manual air conditioning and a smaller multi-info display.
Apart from these downgrades, the Scorpio N’s Z4 trim is actually quite well equipped. It gets an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, middle row AC controls with separate cooling coil, cooled glove box, and activated AC carbon filter. Safety consists of dual airbags, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill hold control, and hill descent control. The last three are limited to automatic variants only.
Underneath the hood, this particular trim of the Scorpio N gets the 200PS, 2-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engine in both 132PS and 175PS tunes. The turbo-petrol engine gets both the six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. However, for the diesel engine, the lower-spec tune gets a six-speed stick shifter, while the more powerful version gets the automatic only.
The Mahindra Scorpio N’s Z4 trim is priced from Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom) depending on the powertrain you pick. Its alternatives are compact SUVs such as Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos as well as midsize SUVs like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector.