Mahindra is engaged on a spread of domestically developed real equipment for its new Scorpio SUV.
This isn’t the primary time the Indian carmaker’s native division has supplied Australian-designed equipment on its autos, with the Pik-Up out there with a spread of off-roading and touring equipment.
Mahindra Automotive Australia advertising and marketing supervisor James Halliwell mentioned there are a selection of bull bars, a snorkel, rock sliders, underbody safety, and bash plates in growth with an Australian firm for the Scorpio.
There’s additionally an built-in tow bar in growth which is able to see the full-size spare wheel moved from its present location underneath the boot flooring to the side-hinging tailgate.
Mr Halliwell mentioned this specific accent frees up area the place the spare tyre usually is and it may probably be used for an auxiliary gas tank.
Mahindra hasn’t revealed what any of those equipment will appear like simply but.
Along with these Australian-designed real equipment which might be at the moment underneath growth for the Scorpio, Mahindra is already providing a spread of Indian manufacturing facility equipment.
These embody an everyday tow bar, two roof rack choices, two kinds of flooring mats, a windscreen protector, and weathershield protectors.
As beforehand reported, Mahindra Scorpio six-seat body-on-frame SUV is now on sale in Australia and begins at $41,990 drive-away till June 30, 2023.
All Scorpio variants in Australia are powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 129kW of energy and 400Nm of torque. That is mated to a six-speed automated transmission with drive despatched by means of a part-time four-wheel drive system.
The body-on-frame Scorpio measures in at 4662mm lengthy, 1917mm large, and 1857mm tall with a 2750mm wheelbase. This makes it an analogous dimension to the mid-sized unibody Subaru Forester, although it’s technically a Giant SUV in line with FCAI protocols.
The Scorpio nameplate dates again to 2002, with the outgoing mannequin – which shares its underpinnings with the Pik-Up – persevering with to be offered in India because the Scorpio Basic.
This newest third-generation mannequin is known as Scorpio-N in different markets, although Mahindra Australia has caught with calling it the Scorpio domestically as there has by no means been any model of it offered thus far domestically.