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Old 1st December 2007, 16:57   #1
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Default Mahindra Scorpio vs Sumo NOT Tata Safari please

Why does everybody compare the Mahindra Scorpio with the Tata Safari? I think the Scorpio should be compared only with the Tata Sumo.

The Scorpio is not a true Sports Utility Vehicle.

Here are some basic characteristics that one expects from an SUV

1. 4 wheel drive: The Scorpio does not have it while the Safari does.

2. High ground clearance: At 185mm the ground clearance of the Scorpio is lower even than the Maruti SX4 sedan (190mm) not to mention the Ford Fusion (198mm). The Safari has an immense 205mm which is well in the league of international SUVs.

3. Spare wheel on tail gate: No doubt this is cosmetic but even this is missing on the Scorpio. Instead it has a fake air scoop on the bonnet. How juvenile.

The shape, wheel base, (bouncy) ride quality etc of the Scorpio are all very similar to the Sumo and hence I feel this would be the right comparison. No doubt the Scorpio has a better look than the Sumo but park them side by side and take a look from the front, back and sides and the similarities will be all too obvious.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Tata Safari is a true blooded SUV unlike the Mahindra Scorpio.
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Thread closed because your assumptions are wrong. This thread will only start a flame war.

1) Scorpio does comes in 4x4 variant, many members own it, it can be ordered.
2) The GC refers to the shortest distance between the underbelly and the ground. The GC specified is usually laden in case of SUV, and unladen in case of cars. That means a fully loaded SX4 will have less GC than fully loaded Scorpio. BTW, it is not that simple either. SUVs usually have much higher average GC compared to cars. That means, in case of SX4 most of the underbelly may be closed to 190mm, while the Scorpio will have very few parts close to 185mm. Look under both Scorpio and SX4 before drawing conclusions.
3) Irrelevant.
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