What’s the interior and connectivity like of the 2023 Mahindra Scorpio-N?
Coming inside the 2023 Mahindra Scorpio-N reveals a visually appealing design with contrasting materials, and touching around the cabin, there are quite a few nice soft-touch surfaces, while the dash and door have a few hard scratchy plastics, which is to be expected as this price point.
The steering wheel has a good feel and buttons to control the driver’s display between the analogue gauges - which is functional and shows plenty of information, and on the Z8L is a 7-inch colour display. The infotainment screen is a good size, however, at the time of testing, it did not support Apple Carplay, with a future update promising to add this functionality. The infotainment also lacks any in-built navigation.
The climate controls are physical buttons and are easy to use just like the media controls, which are laid out in a row along with the auto start-stop toggle. For reasons explained in the driving section, we will definitely be keeping that disabled.
The seats are soft and finished with perforated faux leather, and they offer considerable leg support despite not featuring any leg tilt adjustment. Storage in the cabin is limited with only a single cupholder in the front, and the door bins are unsuitable for cups or large bottles.
Despite the limited storage space, there is a wireless charger, two USB-A ports and a nice padded centre armrest with some space inside for small items. The Mahindra Scorpio definitely feels more compromised than the XUV700 we also reviewed recently.
Where this SUV feels less compromised is the off-roading capabilities, and the Scorpio comes with a 4WD controller in the centre console, a low-range transfer case, as well as numerous drive modes for different off-road and on-road conditions.