There’s plenty to play with in the front though. A 6.5in MID is nestled between the analog dials, which is the way it should be. All the info you need without gimmicky digital rev counters or speedos and the ample buttons on the steering wheel allows you to get to things like Driver Drowsiness Detection and Tire Pressure Monitor in a click. Or three.
Lock your gaze on the centre console and a new 8in infotainment screen is well integrated into the dash, running on a similar AdrenoX system that made its debut in the XUV700. It’s decidedly lower res compared to the twin-screen setup in the XUV700, but gets most of its functionality and then some.
Alexa is baked right into the system so native, vehicle-level commands like “Alexa, open sunroof” or “set temperature” and “play radio station” are all executed faster than your fingers could do the job, finally! A voice assistance system that actually works? A resounding yes! Of course, you’ll still need to be in a network-connected area while impressing your travel companions.
Alexa in the Scorpio N works like any Alexa-based device at home, so you could technically ask it to switch on your air-conditioner at home so you arrive in a pre-cooled living room, Mr. Wayne. It even works with What3Words, a location-finding system that has the whole planet mapped out in quadrants of 3mts and each one can be reached by using a combination of three unique keywords. It won’t be replacing Google Maps anytime soon, but it does come in handy if your destination isn’t showing up on Google, and you want pinpoint accuracy in a remote location.