There was a time when Mahindra Cars were struggling to set their foot in the highly competitive Indian automobile market. Mahindra cars were mostly used as commercial vehicles as they lacked comfort and were not suitable for family usage. With the launch of Mahindra Scorpio in 2002, the brand reputation of Mahindra changed overnight. Mahindra Scorpio is credited with turning the fortunes and reputation of Mahindra and made Mahindra Cars a credible name in the SUV segment. The iconic Mahindra Scorpio has been the king of the SUV segment has undergone a major facelift to rule the streets again.
Engine and Performance
The Mahindra Scorpio is offered in two engine options of 2.5-liter m2DICR and the 2.2-liter mHAWK engine with a mainly manual transmission on hands delivering a power of 120 PS and a torque of 320 NM. The ARAI approved mileage of Mahindra Scorpio is around 15 km/l.
Mahindra Scorpio Facelift features
Mahindra Scorpio has always been the man on the streets, has a new face altogether. There are chrome inserts and a new rear bumper to make it look a new model altogether.
A refreshed set of new Leather seats, bigger wheel dimensions, and cruise control are also some of the features to look forward in the Mahindra Scorpio. It is the hood that has received a major transplant in the variants of S7 and S11, where an extra juice of 140 PS and 360 NM of torque which is a straight 20PS and 40Nm extra compared to the older version because of the 2.5-liter m2DICR and the 2.2-liter mHAWK engine.
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Mahindra Scorpio Price
Mahindra Scorpio is available in (not kidding!) 9 variants with only diesel fuel option and available in 4 color options and the Mahindra Scorpio price starts at Rs. 10.00 lakh for the base variant of S3 and the top-end diesel variant of S11 is priced at Rs. 16.37 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mahindra Scorpio Features
The Mahindra Scorpio now comes with automatic headlamps and wipers, so you need not look up to international SUVs when you are getting it all in the home-made SUV. The touch infotainment screen is 6-inch which is slightly advanced than its predecessor along with a tire pressure monitoring system. The other features include climate control air conditioning along with dual airbags and ABS along with a host of other features in terms of safety.
The 4WD option for Mahindra Scorpio is finally here after many requests from the customers. The ORVMs are embedded with turning indicators and there is also a reverse camera in S11 variant of the Scorpio. The boot space is a massive 460L that can handle almost everything, yes everything. The seating option can be chosen among 7, 8 and 9-seater options.
Mahindra Scorpio Driving Experience
It can be said that the changes in the Scorpio are not only about the facelift all the infotainments system but also the changes in the refinement bought into the engine of the car which makes it a completely new generation of Scorpio, not losing the essence of its predecessor.
Overall the Scorpio has given rise to new expectations in the Indian audience from Mahindra cars.