Mahindra Scorpio S9

Mahindra Scorpio airbags issue clarified after case registered against Anand Mahindra and 12 others

Mahindra officially releases a statement over the Kanpur accident which involved the Scorpio, explaining why did the airbags not deploy during the mishap.

A case was filed against Anand Mahindra and 12 others by the family of the victim. They claim the SUV did not have airbags which could have saved his life.

Here’s the clarification by the company spokesperson – “Mahindra & Mahindra would like to clarify with respect to an FIR that was filed on September 23, 2023. The case is over 18 months old, and the said incident happened in January 2022. It was alleged that the vehicle did not have airbags. We would hence like to categorically reconfirm that the Scorpio S9 variant manufactured in 2020 did have airbags. We have investigated and there was no malfunction of the airbags. It was a rollover case which would not deploy the frontal airbags. A detailed technical investigation was completed by our teams in October 2022. The matter is currently sub judice and we are committed to cooperating with the authorities for any further investigation that is required. We completely empathise with the family and offer our deepest condolences to them in their grief.”

The accident took place on 14th January, 2022. The driver of the Mahindra Scorpio was on his way from Lucknow to Kanpur. The SUV hit a divider in foggy conditions and rolled over, the driver was dead on the spot.