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Insurance company replaced front door and repainted entire side. Now, it looks as it was earlier....
Insurance company calculates depreciation based on which, I have to bear some amount of it.
Yesterday, it was my relative's family ( about 8 members ) who were returning from Vishakapatnam, anakapally to Hyderabad in the evening by Scorpio
Around 4:30pm on the highway , believe they were speeding and had encountered an un-expected pothole on the road, the driver ( i believe my cousin ) swerved it to avoid getting into the pothole, result car toppled and did 3 dives . ( heard it from my cousin's words describing the accident scene)
I think God only saved them and heard from him at around 7pm that none of the members were hurt badly and there were just some bruises.
But kudos to Mahindra for this sturdy vehicle, it has saved valuable lives.
OT, but the scorpio is very prone to roll-overs. Usually, if I hear an about a scorpio accident, it will be a roll-over. Owners must know the high stance of the car and must keep the speed within limits. The build is sturdy and hence helps, but the handling is worse.
Its the high ground clearance that is responsible. IMO SUVs made for Indian roads will be prone to this.
Oh..Thank god no injuries...
I observed the same found Scorpio owners replacing thicker tires.. Is it for the same reason ?
TATA Sumo was also prone to tumbled for sharp turning..
@ sunsril, thank god your relatives are saved. I think driver has learnt a lesson..
Yes scorpio is prone to topple due to higher stance.
@ kiran, nice to hear from you since long.. Kepp it up. I request, do participate in other threads too.
Thicker tyres can increase road grip. This will help in preventing the car from skidding off the road in a corner. But in the case of the scorpio, its a combination of Soft suspension + High COG + High GC. Add to it the possibility of a luggage carrier on top, which further shifts the COG higher. This will roll the car no matter what tyres the car has. Only that the prescence of a wider tyre MAY PREVENT this to a SMALL EXTENT by retaining road grip.
A harder suspension + a little bit of weight balancing will improve the situation.
might seem to be off topic - but cannot the company guys think on this & while bringing the next version rectify the issues found in earlier version?
Yes Bhavin, I am trying to get back into driver seat