Mahindra’s Scorpio SUV proves its mettle in a six-month Australian endurance test ahead of launch

April 17, 2023

  • The All-New Scorpio has completed over 1 million kilometres testing on 4 Continents.
  • The All-New Scorpio went through a rigorous independent testing program of 120,000 kms over six months in Australia
  • Engineered to become a game-changer in its category with the 4XPLOR intelligent terrain management technology
  • The All-New Scorpio to be unveiled to Australian media on April 19


Brisbane, 17th April 2023:  Mahindra is poised to bring the ‘game changer’ Scorpio SUV to Australia this week. The All-New Scorpio is completely built ground-up, allowing it to elevate existing segment benchmarks across all critical parameters: performance, capabilities, ride & handling, and NVH. Engineered to disrupt the competitive SUV market, the Scorpio boasts class-leading attributes, features, and capabilities.

Mahindra Scorpio Testing in Australia

Built on new third-generation body-on-frame platform, the Scorpio boasts of class-leading structural rigidity, off-road capability and exemplary on-road manners. The All-New Scorpio is designed to rule the terrains with its 4XPLOR, intelligent terrain management technology. With the electric shift-on-the-fly 4-Wheel Drive System, the Scorpio is transformed from 2WD mode into an all-conquering, capable 4WD SUV.

Mahindra Scorpio Testing in Australia

The Mahindra Scorpio SUV has been designed to cater to the unique needs of the Australian market, particularly with regards to its capability and market fit. To ensure that the Scorpio is a suitable fit for Australia’s tough terrains and weather conditions, Mahindra conducted rigorous testing over a six-month period. The testing involved putting three Scorpio’s through its paces in various challenging conditions, such as extreme heat, cold, and rain, as well as rough terrain, steep inclines, and sharp turns.


These SUVs were pushed beyond normal driving conditions, including towing in 45+-degree heat and driving them for consecutive 17-18 hour days. One car even underwent a 10,000-kilometer non-stop test on dirt roads to ensure it could survive a trip through Australia’s outback.

50 deg in Mahindra Scorpio testing

Joydeep Moitra, Head – Asia Pacific, International Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, said, “Thorough testing is critical to our launch planning, and we’re proud to announce the upcoming launch of the Scorpio SUV in Australia as a significant step towards expanding our business globally. We conducted extensive testing of the flagship SUV in Australia, covering 120,000 kilometres since October last year. A team of engineers gathered daily data and provided feedback to the design teams on the performance of the cars in tough Australian conditions. These SUVs have performed exceptionally well. This testing has ensured that the Scorpio is well-suited for the Australian market and sets the stage for Mahindra to strengthen its position as a global SUV-maker.”


The Scorpio’s testing and development process has resulted in a vehicle that is both capable and well-suited to Australia’s unique driving conditions, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a reliable and durable SUV that can handle the rigors of the Australian landscape.


Mahindra Australia will unveil the new SUV, the All-New Scorpio at an exclusive event in Brisbane on April 19, before it hits the showroom floors across the country.





Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality, and real estate.


The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.