Mahindra Scorpio N Z8 Select vs Tata Safari Pure (O): A Comprehensive Feature Face-Off

Mahindra has recently added a new variant, the Z8 Select, to its acclaimed Scorpio N lineup, offering it in both petrol and diesel options with a starting price of Rs. 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom). This article delves into a detailed comparison of the features of the Scorpio N Z8 Select with its counterpart, the Tata Safari Pure (O), helping potential buyers make an informed decision.

The Tata Safari, having received a significant facelift in October last year, is currently priced starting at Rs. 16.19 lakh (ex-showroom). While the Scorpio N is available with both petrol and diesel powertrains, the Safari exclusively offers a diesel engine option.

Key Feature Comparison:

FeaturesMahindra Scorpio N Z8 Select (Rs. 17.99 lakh)Tata Safari Pure (O) (Rs. 18.19 lakh)
ESC, HHC, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, and six airbagsYesYes
Engine start/stop buttonYesYes
All four disc brakesYesNo
Alloy wheelsNoYes
Climate controlManualAutomatic
Third-row AC ventsNoYes
Cruise controlYesNo
Steering adjustmentTiltTilt and Telescopic
Driver seat adjustmentEight-way (manual)Six-way (manual)
Rear armrestYesNo
One touch-up/down windowsAllNone
ORVMsElectrically adjustable and retractableElectrically adjustable and retractable
Rear defoggerYesNo
Rear wiperYesYes
Rain-sensing wipersYesNo
LED headlampsYesYes
Fog lightsLEDHalogen
Touchscreen infotainment screenEight-inch10-inch
Android Auto and Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless


Mahindra Scorpio N Z8 Select:

  • Petrol Engine: 2.0-litre turbo-petrol (200bhp/380Nm)
  • Diesel Engine: 2.2-litre (172bhp/400Nm)
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual and automatic torque converter unit

Tata Safari Pure (O):

  • Diesel Engine: 2.0-litre Kryotec (170bhp/350Nm)
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual and automatic torque converter unit

In conclusion, both the Mahindra Scorpio N Z8 Select and Tata Safari Pure (O) bring distinct features to the table, catering to different preferences within the three-row SUV segment. Whether it’s the convenience of third-row AC vents or the allure of a sunroof, the choice ultimately rests on individual priorities and driving preferences.

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