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4x4s competing against the new Mahindra Scorpio-N

The new Mahindra Scorpio-N is finally here, offering a capable off-roader at a reasonable price.

The SUV is available in four specifications with the base model starting at R465,000, while anyone wishing to take home the top-end 4×4 must pay a minimum of R560,000.

Regardless of the version selected, the seven-seater comes with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine creating a generous 129kW and 400Nm, and this is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Even with all this power, the Mahindra will still manage a rather frugal 6.9l/100km on a combined fuel consumption.

Buyers additionally gain access to “Zip, Zap, and Zoom” drive modes – comparable to the more familiar Eco, Normal, and Sport modes found on other cars – in the two-wheel-drive specifications, and the four-wheel-drive variants receive the 4Xplor functions with a mechanical locking rear differential and brake locking differential, alongside settings for Grass, Gravel, Snow, Mud, Rut, and Sand.

Inside, the entry-level Scorpio Z4 features dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, hill ascent and descent control, driver alert monitoring, a 7-inch digital driver display combined with analogue dials, and an 8-inch AdrenoX infotainment system with smartphone pairing and built-in navigation.

The higher-tier Z8 models add to this with black leatherette upholstery, keyless entry and start, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and an additional climate control zone.

Finally, the top-spec Z8 L further throws in a 12-speaker Sony stereo, front camera, front parking sensors, a wireless charger, and an electronically-adjustable driver seat.

Each purchase also comes with a 5-year/150,000km warranty and a 5-year/100,000km service plan.

The competition

Below is a list of the crossovers and SUVs in South Africa with all-wheel drive that are competing for market share against the new Mahindra Scorpio-N.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Renault Duster 1.5dCi Zen 4WD

  • Starting price – R409,999
  • Power – 80kW/260Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 5.2l/100km


Suzuki Vitara 1.6 GLX AllGrip

  • Starting price – R438,900
  • Power – 86kW/151Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.2l/100km


Subaru XV 2.0i-S ES

  • Starting price – R531,000
  • Power – 115kW/196Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.3l/100km


Haval H6 2.0GDIT 4WD Luxury

  • Starting price – R549,950
  • Power – 150kW/320Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.3l/100km


BAIC B40 Plus 2.0TDi

  • Starting price – R564,500
  • Power – 110kW/350Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.5l/100km


Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4×4 Acenta

  • Starting price – R572,000
  • Power – 126kW/233Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.3l/100km


Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 GLS

  • Starting price – R589,990
  • Power – 123kW/222Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.2l/100km


Proton X70 1.5T Executive AWD

  • Starting price – R629,900
  • Power – 130kW/255Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.8l/100km


VW T-Roc 2.0TSI 140kW 4Motion Design

  • Starting price – R636,700
  • Power – 140kW/320Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.3l/100km


Toyota RAV4 2.0 GX-R AWD

  • Starting price – R658,500
  • Power – 127kW/203Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 6.7l/100km


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