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|16th April 2008, 10:30||#1|
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Scorpio Getaway- My Impressions
Sadly, the double cab concept has never caught on in India unlike in neighbouring Sri Lanka or Thailand, Malaysia etc.
The Scorpio Getaway looks fantastic, feels well engineered and drives very well.
Nice and tough, decent deck space in the back to carry coffee bags, tea or other farm produce.
Seats 2 comfortably plus 2 relatively smaller built characters can sit behind the front driver/passenger seats.
Fantastic tyres / tyre size etc. With 4 WD it is a MONSTER!
It is silly not to be able to fold down the rear seats, for personal luggage etc because one can hardly be expected to keep personal luggage in the truck like open rear area!
However an 8.5 lac MINI TRUCK like vehicle is not really ideal for our country where the value seeker will simply not buy.
The Hot Rod Rich boys who may want to prove that they are macho men and belong to a certain "lifestyle" bracket may buy this vehicle, but frankly, how many such people are there?
This is however (despite the expensive price tag) a great utility car for airports, tow trucks (with a few modifications), break down services, garage services, veterinary services (you can transport a sick animal in the back with a little care and modifications made, especially with padded sides and floor).
Of course the standard heavy duty towhook which Mahindra sells, needs to be fitted to the getaway.
This can be used to pull a Horse box somewhat like the way Landrovers are used in the UK and other places.
But end of the day, this car is very expensive for the type of vehicle it is and most normal users will opt for the more comfortable, spacious (effective useable space) and useful, Scorpio SUV Variant.
This is a niche product and how big this niche is, is yet to become clear!
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