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The Rising Star of Adventure SUVs: 

The Rising Star of Adventure SUVs: 

Mahindra Scorpio-N’s Journey to SA COTY 2024

In the dynamic landscape of adventure SUVs, one vehicle has steadily climbed the ranks, capturing the hearts of enthusiasts and now earning its place as a finalist in the prestigious South African Car of the Year (COTY) 2024. The Mahindra Scorpio-N, born from a rich history of performance and innovation, has evolved into a symbol of rugged reliability and off-road prowess. 

The South African COTY (South African Car of the Year), is hosted by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) and sponsored by Old Mutual Insure (OMI) for the second consecutive year where the COTY Validation Committee picks vehicles based on strict criteria. Only entirely new model ranges or sports derivatives of existing models qualify, with the latter eligible for the Performance Category. 

The Scorpio-N’s journey to the SA COTY spotlight is marked by significant milestones. From its inception, Mahindra has consistently fine-tuned and enhanced the Scorpio-N, aligning it with the evolving demands of adventure enthusiasts. Key updates, ranging from advanced safety features to cutting-edge 4XPLOR all-terrain management technology, have transformed the Scorpio-N into a powerhouse of capability and comfort. These milestones not only reflect Mahindra’s commitment to excellence but also position the Scorpio-N as a formidable contender in the Adventure SUV category. 

“The Mahindra Scorpio-N seriously impresses as an adventure vehicle with rugged underpinnings and a gem of a diesel engine. It’s also extremely well priced, ” – IOL. 

This illustrates how the Scorpio-N has become more than a mode of transportation; but a catalyst for adventure, bringing you all the power and ruggedness you expect to typically find in an adventure 4×4 bakkie, now made available to you in a luxurious SUV. 

“The Mahindra Scorpio-N is a solid choice for adventurous families. It offers respectable off-road ability for most 4×4 trails, a stylish appearance, and a comfortable ride.” – TopGear 

When the Scorpio-N’s rear wheel drive is set to 4×4, it locks the differential between the two axles and engages full-four-wheel drive mode so you can crawl across the trickiest of terrain with ease. The 2.2L mHawk Diesel engine outputs 128.6 kW with 400 Nm of torque, giving you all the power to accelerate with ease while enjoying its interior creature comforts, such as the 8” touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto, 12 SONY-Speaker sound system, dual-zone air conditioning and 7 luxurious seats, making it the perfect SUV for the family who loves adventure but still wishes to indulge in comfort. 

*SONY speaker sound system applies to the Z8L model and is model dependent 

As the Mahindra Scorpio-N stands proudly among the finalists in the SUV category at South African COTY 2024, it signifies not just a recognition of its individual merits but a celebration of the entire community that rallies behind it. The South African COTY nomination is a testament to Mahindra’s commitment to crafting exceptional vehicles and a nod to Scorpio-N enthusiasts who have chosen a vehicle that not only meets but exceeds their expectations. This acknowledgment opens a new chapter for Mahindra and its loyal Scorpio-N owners, solidifying its place as the rising star among adventure SUVs.  

The journey continues, and the Scorpio-N’s ascent is far from over.