Spec comparison: Renault Duster RxZ AWD vs Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD

Team OD Updated: September 26, 2014, 10:39 AM IST

Within a day of each other, two refreshed SUVs have been launched in India. These are the new Duster and the Scorpio. The Scorpio has been the masses darling ever since the first model was launched in 2002. Over the years, Mahindra has added cosmetic updates and in 2004, an engine change as well. However precious little has been done to keep the updates flowing in. The Duster on the other hand, since its launch in 2012, has been Renault's cash cow in India. The Renault received some minor updates and addition of a new trim. The launch yesterday, brought hiking boots to the Duster range. The Duster AWD promises to be a soft roader with bit off-roading credentials. The new Scorpio boasts of a dedicated four-wheel drive system with shift on fly. Based on our previous experience with the Scorpio 4WD, it is quite a capable off-roader at crawling speeds. The Duster AWD in the meanwhile doesn't get low ratio mode like the Scorpio and makes do with a less capable electronic system that is tuned more for grip than off-road prowess. The Duster however still gets a four-wheel drive lock mode that makes it a permanent four-wheel drive vehicle at lower speeds.

Renault Duster AWD

2014 Mahindra Scorpio (12)

We have pitted the new Mahindra Scorpio with the new Renault Duster AWD on paper. We will be comparing both these SUVs shortly. For the time being, you can chew on this spec comparison.

Spec comparison: Renault Duster RxZ AWD vs Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD

Technical specifications Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD
Engine mHAWK 4-cylinder turbo diesel
Cubic capacity 2179
Max power 120PS@4000 rpm
Max torque 280 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm
Transmission five-speed manual
Gross vehicle weight 2610kg
Min.turning radius 5.4m
Boot space 460litres
Ground clearance 181mm
Fuel tank capacity 60litres
Claimed fuel efficiency NA
Wheel base 2680 mm
Overall width 1820 mm
Overall length 4456 mm
Overall height 1930 mm
Price, ex-Mumbai Rs 12.54 lakh
Technical specifications Renault Duster AWD
Engine 4-cylinder turbo diesel
Cubic capacity 1461
Max power 110PS@ 4000 rpm
Max torque 245 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Transmission six-speed manual
Gross vehicle weight 1874kg
Min.turning radius 5.2m
Boot space 410litres
Ground clearance 210mm
Fuel tank capacity 50litres
Claimed fuel efficiency 19.72kmpl
Wheel base 2673mm
Overall width 1822mm
Overall length 4315mm
Overall height 1695mm
Price, ex-Mumbai Rs 12.99 lakh

Read our Renault Duster AWD review

Read our Mahindra Scorpio review

Price (Ex-Delhi)
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Price (Ex-Delhi)
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