Posted Thu, 12/30/2010 - 01:39 by CarDekho Team
Tata Safari and Mahinda Scorpio, the leading SUVs in the Indian auto market come within the same price band of Rs 10 lakh, but who do you think overthrows the other when it comes to power. This year has shown a tremendous growth in the domestic auto market and especially the SUV segment has lured the Indian buyers. It is expected that this growth will continue and for the readers those who are looking for an Indian brand SUV, here's the comparison which will help you decide on which power wagon to choice from. These tyrants on roads can easily move through deep slushes and high altitudes. These muscular, sturdy wagon crush even the hardest barrel underneath.
Both the SUVs are known for being the bull on road. Tata Safari if holds a broad rear, Scorpio leads it way by being square shaped but tough on road. Both the SUVs heading in the new decade of the Indian auto market have witnessed few cosmetic changes just to be more aggressive on road. Both the SUVs are now marking its presence in the global auto sector where Tata Safari will be launched in Merlin, Mahindra Scorpio is gearing for the US SUV market. Tata Safari with broad rear, large chrome and well shaped tail lamps with chested bonnet give its a sheer masculine look which is only for those who love driving the less travelled path. But don't count less for Mahindra Scorpio as this square shaped mean machine comes with best fitted front headlamps and perfectly done taillights to ensure that dark or rough terrain is no more a fear for driving enthusiast.
What will you expect out of a bull charging on its matador? Only one word “Power” which correctly defines the SUVs. Tata Safari is loaded with Dicor mill having a capacity of 2.2 litre along with 2179 cc displacement; Dicor (Direct Injection Common Rail) engine mated with VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) to churn maximum power 140PS @ 4000rpm with 320Nm of peak torque @ 1700-2700 rpm. The Dicor powertrain ensures excellent fuel economy and greater engine performance. However, Mahindra Scorpio is affixed with 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine with a displacement of 2179 cc. The powertrain has CRDI (Common Rail Direct Injection) along with 4 valves per cylinder. The powertrain is packed with five speed manual transmission gearbox which offers power of 120 hp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 290 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. If Tata Safari is your unchained devil for the off roads, Mahindra Scorpio is equally cruel.
If you talk about interiors of the two SUVs you'll enjoy comfort and true luxury like you do in your house or probably more. The leather clad steering wheel obeys your command althrough, gear knob adorned with leather upholstery shifts easily when changing gears; well cushioned seats give you just the comfort you need for those long journeys, indicators on ORVM, Headrest mounted LCD Screen on the front seats, AC vents roof mounted and much more make the SUVs appealing in the first glance. Mahindra Scorpio is also extremely roomy with impressive two colour upholstery, a flashy well placed instrumental panel with power steering wheel, excellent leather used which defines the class it comes from. It comes with 2 DIN audio system, automatic air controller, sun visor, AC with heater and much more.
When taking about power, Tata Safari rages as a bull . However, the bull though powerful remains in full control; ABS and EBD ensure the SUV never skids. Huge Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic Ventilated Disc Brakes with Twin Pot Caliper, Auto Adjusting Type Rear Drum Brake drives this SUV swiftly. Mahindra Scorpio ensures maximum safety while it is crushing the hardest of roads. Front suspension with 2WD Independent coil spring and anti roll bars and 4WD Independent with torsion bar and the rear suspension of multilink mated with coil spring make your journey a non bumpy one. Disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear are there to save you from any unknown surprise.
Well the SUVs are all about power with excellent mileage and performance on both on and off road. Its a close call between the two giants on roads. What we can, however say is that you wont be able to take your hands off it once you ride on one of them.