Mahindra Scorpio’s latest BulletProof feature has been launched recently and the vehicle is worth 50 Lakhs. But is it worth 50 Lakhs?
Usually, many people choose standard vehicles and convert them into bulletproof vehicles with armored plates and bulletproof glasses.
Mahindra Scorpio’s Latest Bulletproof Feature Disadvantages
There are certain disadvantages of introducing a bulletproof feature into the existing vehicle. These disadvantages are:
- The first problem is the suspension. Since the armor and the bulletproof glasses are much heavier than the standard regular parts, it puts a lot of pressure on the suspension. Due to the additional added weight, the vehicle now sits much lower than before causing an overload on the suspension.
- In order to not give up the suspension, new additional springs are added and these additional springs have to be changed every 15,000 to 20,000 km.
- Due to the additional weight, the lifespan of the tyres reduces significantly. The tyres need to be replaced every 30,000 km.
- The windows don’t open and get sealed.
- Due to the additional weight, the acceleration gets slower which affects the fuel efficiency.
- It requires more maintenance and the lifespan of the consumables like the brake pads and the clutch pad is much less than the standard version.
- Also, such modifications usually alter the original structure of a vehicle, which can damage the vehicle completely in an instance of an accident. These damages caused due to such modifications are usually not covered under insurance.
- This additional weight results in fuel efficiency of 2-3 km/l, thus making it not so efficient and practical for daily usage.
- The vehicle weighs over two tonnes due to the inclusion of heavier glass panels inside it.
These disadvantages are practically being faced by the latest Mahindra Scorpio when the bulletproof features are added.
This bullet-proof Mahindra Scorpio whole modification task costs around Rs 20 lakh, which is almost the price of the vehicle itself. The SUV pulls off slower and is much less fuel-efficient compared to a regular Scorpio, which is quite natural. Even the body panels, bonnet, and roof of the SUV are customized to give it the required bullet-proof appeal.
The use of bulletproof vehicles has become common and most important for all national leaders of our country but at the same time introducing Bulletproof features can damage the vehicle’s condition.
Finally, the Bullet Proof Mahindra Scorpio is costlier than Fortuner and is not at all worthy as it is having many disadvantages as discussed above in detail.