Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Tata Safari Comparison – Specs and Dimensions

The Mahindra Scorpio-N will be based on a completely new platform and will feature updated engine options, new features, and an improved in-cabin experience.

Mahindra will be launching the Scorpio-N in the Indian market on June 27, 2022. The new Scorpio-N will be one of the most capable and practical SUVs in the segment and will be underpinned by a new ladder-on-frame platform. In addition to this, the brand will also be offering a new petrol powertrain with this next-gen iteration of the Scorpio. With rivals like the Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus already in the market, the Scorpio will face stiff competition in the Indian market. Having said this, the official specs of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N recently surfaced online and here is a detailed Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Tata Safari comparison where we highlight the differentiating factors of both these SUVs.


Mahindra Scorpio-N VS Tata Safari

Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Tata Safari Comparison – Dimensions

The new Mahindra Scorpio-N has significantly grown in the size and now boasts a stronger road presence. Speaking of the dimensions, the new Scorpio-N now measures 4662 mm in length, 1917 mm in length, and 1870 mm in height. The wheelbase on the other hand stands at 2750 mm. The boxy design language and bold SUV looks will definitely help the Scorpio-N appeal to a wider range of people on the roads. Having said this, the next-gen Scorpio comes with dual-barrel LED headlights, machine-finished 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear defogger, LED tail lights, etc.

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The Tata Safari is marginally small when compared to the Scorpio-N in terms of dimensions and boasts a more elegant and sophisticated design language. This SUV measures 4661 mm in length, 1894 mm in width, and 1786 mm in height. The wheelbase too is smaller by 9mm and measures 2741 mm. With these being said, it is worth noting the fact that the Tata Safari is based on Range Rover’s D8 platform. The monocoque construction does help the Safari offer impressive dynamics and high-speed stability, thus making it a great highway companion. The features list on offer is comparable to that of the Scorpio-N and both these cars lack ADAS at the moment. The build quality of both these SUVs is expected to be comparable.

Mahindra Scorpio-N Tata Safari
Length 4662mm 4661mm
Width 1917mm 1894mm
Height 1870mm 1786mm
Wheelbase 2750mm 2741mm

tata safari vs mahindra scorpio-n

Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Tata Safari Comparison – Specs

The Mahindra Scorpio-N gets two engine options that include a 2.0L mStallion Petrol engine and a 2.2L mHawk Diesel engine. While the former is expected to deliver a peak power output of 170PS, the diesel engine on the other hand will be available in two states of tune – 130PS and 170PS. Both these engine options are expected to be offered with two gearbox options – 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. The higher variants will also get optional 4WD iterations. Powerful engine options, capable 4WD drivetrain, and tough ladder-on-frame construction will help the Scorpio-N boast impressive capabilities and performance. We see the same engine options in the Thar and the XUV700, but in different power tunes.

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The Tata Safari is only available with a 2.0L Kryotec diesel that churns out 170PS and a peak torque output of 350Nm. As standard, this engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox while the buyers can also opt for an option Hyundai sourced 6-speed AT gearbox. The Tata Safari is however not available with a petrol powertrain. No 4WD variants are available either. A quick comparison is given below in the table:

Mahindra Scorpio-N Tata Safari
Engine 2.0L mStallion Petrol, 2.2L mHawk Diesel 2.0L Kryotec Diesel
Power 170PS (Petrol), 130PS/170PS (Diesel) 170PS
Gearbox 6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT 6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT

Final Verdict

The Tata Safari is considered as one of the best SUVs in the Indian market right now and not only boasts a premium cabin but in addition to this, also offers supreme dynamics and high-speed manners that help it have an edge over many of its rivals. The upcoming 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N on the other hand boasts a robust and tough setup that offers much better capabilities, slightly better performance, and a long list of optional upgrades for the buyers. We are not expecting any major difference between the prices of these two SUVs. More details however can only be shared once the brand releases the official spec sheet of the new Scorpio-N.

Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.