With its ladder-frame construction and rear-wheel drive setup, the Scorpio is a capable off-roader. If you are seven in number, the jump seats in the back aren’t something where you would want to be on the long hauls. But if you manage to sneak in the front, you will feel like you are in a lounge.
Because, as we have said before, space is available in plenty. Even the six-footers in our team had no issues being seated behind one another. The Scorpio would be an ideal weekender for a gang of five. You can load up the boot right to the roof-top allowing you to take anything and everything that you might need for the road-trip.
Then comes the supreme ride-quality of the new Scorpio. Mahindra’s suspension tweaks seem to have worked. While it is still quite jiggly on broken roads thanks to the ladder-frame, on smooth roads, it works like a charm. In case you hit a pothole badly, the Scorpio will only emit a muffled thud rather than the spike through the spine of the earlier-generation car. Add the new 140bhp setup to the equation and you will be simply eating up the miles out on the highway.