Scorpio’s wide and lasting appeal as the authentic off-road SUV can be traced to its commanding and aggressive design, the powerful2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk engine that propels it ahead of others and true all-terrain capability with its tough body-on-chassis construction and shift-on-fly 4WD. Coupled with its elevated seating position, the Scorpio imparts that unique ‘King of the Road’ feeling to the driver. In its latest avatar, the new generation Scorpio is built on an all-new platform with Cushion Suspension and Anti-Roll Technologies. It comes with advanced technology features and exterior styling that’s more contemporary but reflects Scorpio’s signature aggression and muscularity. Always the trendsetter in technology, the Scorpio is India’s 1st mild hybrid SUV with Intelli-Hybrid technology. The Scorpio is also available with the frugal 2.5 litre turbocharged m2DICR diesel engine in the entry-level S2 variant.
Scorpio is the first passenger vehicle from Mahindra that continues to be one of the most popular choices in the full-size SUV space till date. With constant updates Scorpio kept bettering and sustained cut-throat competition. Mahindra recently launched the Adventure Limited Edition at Rs 13.07 lakh which is offered on the top-spec S10 variant and will have just 1000 units available for sale. The current generation model is built on the new W105 3rd gen platform and varies drastically from its predecessor. Up-scaled interiors are a step-up from the previous gen model and the SUV gets a bunch of new features inside. Mechanically, it remains unchanged featuring the similar engine set-up, but is new is the optional on the fly all-wheel-drive system.
Mahindra Scorpio Exteriors
While the basic silhouette remains same, changes are made to the styling. Front profile has been revised prominently, the head lamps cluster is all new and even the grille is renewed. The bonnet is wide and gets sharp creases all over. Flared wheel arches and supporting lines on side accentuate the muscular look. Rear has a conspicuous spoiler atop, a thick chrome garnish running in between the tail lamps along with other multiple styling elements.
Mahindra Scorpio Interiors
The spruced up cabin gets a new colour scheme and a string of additional features. Dashboard design is basic and centre console looks a tad dated. In terms of space, the SUV offers enough room to passengers seated inside. There are practical storage points as well, but styling could have been more modish.
Mahindra Scorpio Engine Specifications & Transmission
Mahindra Scorpio is available with two engine options including a 2.5 litre diesel unit offered on the base S2 trim and 2.2 litre mHawk diesel mill. In a bid to cope with the diesel ban on vehicles with 2000cc and above engine capacity, Mahindra launched 1.99 litre version of the mHawk diesel engine exclusively for Delhi and NCR market. Coming back to the 2.5 litre diesel engine, it is good for 75bhp at 3200rpm and 200Nm between 1400 t0 2200rpm. The 2.2 litre mHawk unit on the other hand delivers 120bhp at 4000rpm along with 280Nm between 1800 to 2800rpm. Transmission duties are carried over by a five-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed auto box available only on the top-spec variant.
Mahindra Scorpio Features
External features on board include dual projector headlamps, new LED parking lights, new LED tail lamps, new front grille with chrome finish and 17 inch alloy wheels. Inside, the SUB gets blue grey interiors, new instrument cluster, dual tone dashboard and sporty steering wheel.
Mahindra Scorpio Performance & Mileage
The new generation Mahindra Scorpio claims to deliver decent mileage of 15.37km/l. There has been a considerable increase in the fuel efficiency of the SUV in retrospect from 11.2km/l when it was launched to 15.37km/l.
Mahindra Scorpio Accessories & Infotainment
A 6-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation, DV player, AUX-In and Bluetooth is offered on the top-spec variant.
Mahindra Scorpio Braking & Handling
In front, caliper type ventilated disc units are equipped and rear gets drum units. Features such as ABS with EBD and panic brake indication further strengthen the braking action.
Mahindra Scorpio Safety & Security
Airbags for driver and co-passenger are offered on S4+ onwards in the range missing out on the entry level variants. ABS with EBD and panic brake indication are also available on variants above S4 trim. Other safety features aboard include collapsible steering column & side intrusion beams, digital immobiliser, anti-theft warning, seat belt reminder lamp, speed alert and auto door lock while driving.
Mahindra Scorpio Comfort & Convenience
Comfort features like steering mounted audio & cruise controls, fully automatic temperature control, intellipark, power adjusting ORVMs, tilt steering, anti-pinch smart window, 12V charging points, power window switches, height adjuster for driver etc are packed.
Mahindra Scorpio Wheels & Tyres
Tyres are available in two size-P215/75 R15 and P235/65 R17 radial tubeless units. 17 inch alloy rims are available only on higher trims.
Mahindra Scorpio Competition
SUV segment in India has seen transformation from full-size vehicles to compact sized SUVs, so when we talk about competition in this space names like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano come up. However, we cannot miss old rivals like Tata Safari Storme and XUV500 from Mahindra’s stable.