Mahindra & Mahindra recorded 100,000 bookings for the Scorpio-N within 30 minutes of the start of booking at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, translating to an ex-showroom value of Rs 18,000 crore / approximately $2.3 billion , the company said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, unable to take advantage of the ‘launch price’ due to the technical glitch that followed the booking rush, would-be buyers expressed their anger and frustration on Mahindra’s social media handle and also targeted Anand. G Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, alleging that the company is taking its buyers “for a ride”.
This is the fastest booking received for any car model, the company said. “Customer enthusiasm for the all-new Scorpio-N has been extraordinary – the Scorpio-N had 25,000 reservations within one minute of the start of the reservation,” he said.
The Scorpio N breaks the record of the XUV700 which recorded reservations of 100,000 units in 57 minutes after starting to accept reservations on October 21.
Deliveries of the Scorpio N will begin from September 26, 2022. Over 20,000 units of the all-new Scorpio-N are expected to be delivered by December 2022, with the Z8L variant taking priority. Mahindra will notify customers of their delivery date by the end of August 2022.
The booking site handled the huge influx of orders well, but there was a brief issue with the payment gateway provider. Mahindra & Mahindra said in a statement that it wanted to assure customers that their timestamp before payment was duly recorded on the booking platform, so that each customer had their rightful place in the order sequence and, therefore, the 25 000 first will be considered. for introductory prices based on this sequence.
Variant introductory prices are only applicable for the first 25,000 reservations. The prices for subsequent reservations will be in accordance with the prices in force at the time of delivery. Mahindra will continue to take reservations for models online and at dealerships.