Mahindra Scorpio-N is definitely gaining a lot of popularity in the Indian market. The new SUV remains sold out for the next few months. While Mahindra is yet to deliver the first Scorpio-N in the Indian market, the brand is building a lot of units so that the deliveries can start in the coming few weeks. Here is a video that shows how the Mahindra Scorpio-N is manufactured.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N is based on a ladder frame. The process starts by making the body panels from sheets of metal. The metal is stamped using hydraulic robotic arms to give the desired shape. All the panels are then welded together using robots to form the body of the vehicle.
The body is then dipped in primer or the base layer of the paint to ensure that there is no rusting on the body in the future. Then it is sent to the automatic painting booth. The paint on the body is done completely by the robots and there is no human intervention here. The use of robots ensures consistent paint quality.
The body then reaches the assembly line where workers put in all the upholstery and add the infotainment system, wiring, steering, seats and other such parts. The body is then fixed on the ladder frame of the car. The engine remains attached to the chassis and the body is aligned perfectly to merge them together.
The final touches include the addition of the logos to the car. While it is not shown in the video, all the cars also go through a quality check to ensure consistent quality.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N
The all-new Mahindra Scorpio gets the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel that also powers the Thar and the XUV700. The petrol engine produces a maximum power of 203 PS and 370 Nm of peak torque with manual and 380 Nm of peak torque with the automatic variant.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 132 PS of peak power and 300 Nm of peak torque. It is also available with a higher state of tune. With the higher variants, it produces a maximum power of 175 PS and peak torque of 370 Nm with the manual and 400 Nm with the automatic. Mahindra also offers the Zip, Zap and Zoom drive modes with the diesel variant.
All the engine options offer the six-speed manual transmission as standard. The higher-spec diesel and the turbo-petrol engine are also available with six-speed automatic transmission. The Scorpio is a rear-wheel drive as standard. The higher-spec diesel variants also get AWD with mechanical rear-locking differentials, ESP-based brake locking front differential, an independent front suspension and a five-link rear suspension.
The Mahindra Scorpio-N was recently launched with the prices announced for rear-wheel-drive versions of petrol-manual and diesel-manual. The combination of petrol-manual is offered in Z2, Z4, Z8 and Z8 L variants, while the diesel-manual combination gets all these variants too, with the additional Z6 variant slotted between Z4 and Z8. In both combinations, the Z8 L variant gets both the options of six-seater and seven-seater configurations.