Mahindra Scorpio Info
In 2015, Mahindra unveiled the new-generation Scorpio. The Scorpio had a mid-life upgrade two years later, with a slightly changed aesthetic, new seating position, and increased power output.
Engine and Transmission
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio is powered by a 2.5-litre (only in the base S3 variant) and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that comes in three different tunes: 75bhp (only in the S3 variant), 120bhp/280 Nm (S5 and S7 variants), and 140bhp/320 Nm (S5 and S7 variants) (S7 and S11 variants). The top-of-the-line S7 model receives a new six-speed manual transmission, while the rest get a five-speed manual. A four-wheel-drive system is offered as an option on the top-spec S11. The new sixth-generation Borg Warner turbocharger, along with the new easy shift 6-Speed gearbox, the firm claims, optimizes performance, cruises on highways in overdrive, and saves gasoline. Right now, there is no automatic on offer, but we expect it to be available later.
The front and grille of the new Scorpio have been updated. The fascia hasn't altered all that much, but it's more than enough to qualify the car as an upgrade. New lighting signatures have been added to the headlamps and taillights. There are new alloy wheels, as well as an ORVM with an indication and fog lights with chrome bezels. New air extractors and a new upper and lower grille mesh design are also included in the car. A chrome appliqué and an aero blade wiper are added to the tailgate.
The Scorpio has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, as well as a new mobile phone holding slot and larger cubby holes on the interior. The new Scorpio has a reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, one-touch lane change indicator, auto window roll-up, six-inch touch screen infotainment with Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB/ Aux, driver information system, steering mounted audio and cruise controls, cushion suspension, and anti-roll technology, and shift-on-the-fly 4WD system, among other features. Intellipark, tyre-tronics, rain and light sensors, micro-hybrid technology, gear change indication, and voice assist system are all included in the SUV.
Front dual airbags, ABS, emergency brake indication, collapsible steering column and side intrusion beams, engine immobilizer, anti-theft alert, and seat belt reminder bulb are just a few of the safety features included in the new Scorpio. Speed warning and an automatic door lock are also included in the car.
While the Scorpio has no direct competitors because of its ladder-frame chassis, other similarly priced small SUVs with monocoque chassis include the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos, and Volkswagen Taigun.