India’s best-known SUV Mahindra Scorpio has officially been announced as the fastest production vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert in Australia.
The Scorpio was driven by a team of two drivers to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the “Fastest crossing by a production vehicle of the Simpson desert”.
Sachin Arolkar, Head International Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said in a statement:
“We are proud to have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with this vehicle, and we cannot wait for Australian enthusiasts to experience the thrill that Scorpio brings.”
Scorpio crossed 1100 sand dunes and endured a peak outside temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, all in 13 hours, 21 minutes and 5 seconds.
Mahindra Scorpio- N was driven by Gene Corbett (Total Driver) and Ben Robinson (4WD Industries) on the 16th of March 2023.
Mahindra Scorpio’s record-breaking 385 km long journey commenced in Birdsville and concluded at Alkaseltzer Bore.
Our Driver Team said:
“The Mahindra Scorpio has truly proven its unbeatable durability, high endurance, and unmatched capability by becoming the fastest production vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert, the toughest desert crossing in the world.”
The Australian High Commission in India has also congratulated Mahindra Australia for breaking the record in the Simpson.
Mahindra launched Scorpio in April in Australia and is now hopeful that this achievement will showcase SUV’s exceptional capability and reliable performance.