In the most recent round of Global NCAP safety tests, which were done using the most up-to-date safety test methods, the Mahindra Scorpio-N got five stars. However, it receives a 3-star certification for child passenger safety.
In adult occupant safety testing, the SUV from Mahindra got 29.25 out of a possible 34 points, resulting in a 5-star rating. Testers assessed the Mahindra Scorpio-protection N’s of the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck as satisfactory. However, the chest protection for the driver and passenger is limited.
The Scorpio-N scored 16 out of a possible 17 points in the side impact test with a deformable barrier, demonstrating good protection for the occupants under the new testing approach. The side pole impact tests of the Mahindra SUV received a ‘OK’ grade, but the chest region of the occupants received a ‘poor’ rating.
Additionally, GNCAP noted that the bodyshell and footwell area of the Scorpio-N were stable and capable of withstanding additional loads.
Under the new Global NCAP procedures, a vehicle only receives a 5-star rating if it achieves the required scores and complies with the GNCAP requirements for ESC, pedestrian protection, pole side impact, and seat belt reminder.
The price range for the recently introduced Mahindra Scorpio-N is between Rs 11,99 lakh and Rs 21,65 million (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is available in Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L trims with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine producing 203hp and up to 380Nm of torque or a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine providing 175hp and up to 400Nm of torque. Both are paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel-drive system is only available on specific diesel models.
As the entire procedure has been revamped, it is also difficult to compare automobiles evaluated under the previous protocols with those tested under the new ones. A star rating under the old protocols reflects performance in a frontal crash test, whereas a star rating under the new protocols reflects protection that is more well-rounded, taking into account side impact as well as active safety features like ESC, which help prevent accidents from occurring in the first place.