After the recent launch of select variants of the Scorpio N, Mahindra has introduced a new ‘Add to Cart’ feature on its website and has revealed its detailed booking process for the SUV. Test drives for the SUV have begun in 30 cities, while the prices for the SUV's automatic and 4WD variants will be announced on July 21.
- Mahindra Scorpio N test drives commence
- Prices of automatic and 4WD variants to be announced on July 21
- Bookings will be officially accepted from July 30
Mahindra Scorpio N: Online booking process, delivery details
It must be noted that Mahindra has only announced the prices of Scorpio N's manual variants, but the new “Add to Cart” feature is open for all variants. Bookings will start online and at dealerships on a first come, first served basis from July 30.
However, the booking process itself seems to be a complex, multi-step activity. Prospective buyers have to first choose their desired variant and colour of the Scorpio N and select “Add to Cart” on Mahindra’s website. The feature lets buyers select the variant and colour of the Scorpio N and also their preferred dealership.
It must be noted that using the "Add to Cart" feature has no bearing on booking or vehicle allocation, which is an entirely different process. This is only done to let Mahindra know which variants are popular Veejay Nakra, president, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, told Autocar India. "We will be able to plan production and inventory accordingly, so that there isn't overstocking either at our end or at the dealer," he said.
The next step in the process is test drives, which have opened in select 30 cities from July 5 and Mahindra says will be made available in other cities by July 15. Nakra said, "We wanted to give enough time for people to drive, experience and choose whether they prefer manual or automatic and then put the price out."
Mahindra will allow a “Variant Amendment Window” between July 30 and August 15 for buyers to change their opted variant or colour if they want to and lock their final choice. Once the final choice is made and the vehicle is booked, Mahindra says it will give buyers an update on the delivery date. The Scorpio N's deliveries are set to begin during the festive season.
Prices for the Scorpio N start from Rs 11.99 lakh for the base petrol manual, going up to Rs 19.49 lakh for the top-end diesel manual. These prices are introductory only, for the first 25,000 bookings, after which the prices will go up.