car news desk, Toyota Fortuner starts from Rs 32.59 lakh while Mahindra Scorpio-N starts from Rs 12.74 lakh only (ex-showroom). That is, there is a difference of about Rs 20 lakh in the initial prices of both. But, due to its design, looks, size, features and capabilities, it can be a better option for those people who do not have the budget to buy Toyota Fortuner but want to buy a car like Fortuner. Currently, the Scorpio-N is a very popular SUV. Let us tell you about it. The price range of Mahindra Scorpio-N goes from Rs 12.74 lakh to Rs 24.05 lakh (ex-showroom). This means that the top-end variant is also priced around Rs. 8.5 lakh less than the base variant of the Fortuner. The Scorpio-N comes in Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8 L trims. It is available in 6-seater and 7-seater layouts.
It gets both petrol and diesel engine options. Its 2.2-litre diesel engine comes with two power tunings – 132 PS/300 Nm and 175 PS (370 Nm and 400 Nm). Its 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine can generate 203 PS (370 Nm and 380 Nm) outputs.
Both the engines are mated to 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. It gets a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain as standard with all powertrains while 4-wheel-drive is an option with the diesel engine. It gets features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, wireless phone charging, dual zone climate control and 360 degree camera. It also gets steering mounted controls, sunroof and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Talking about passenger safety features, it gets features like multiple airbags, rear parking camera, hill assist control and electronic stability control (ESC).