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Mahindra Scorpio Overview

It has been a year of facelifts for Mahindra & Mahindra and when it comes to the Scorpio SUV even a small change makes enough noise to grab a buyer’s attention. Mahindra Scorpio has been a popular SUV ever since its inception in 2002 and has done decent sales in both urban and rural markets. The SUV has evolved with time with introduction of new generation, modern technologies and powerful engine. The current third generation Mahindra Scorpio recently received its 2017 model year facelift and Mahindra has ensured that its offering almost all new modern features to attract the buyers and so the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift have undergone subtle exterior and interior changes and receives a mechanical update too. Request a test drive for Scorpio in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

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Mahindra Scorpio Design

The Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most muscular cars in the SUV segment at the price range. The front section gets a very attractive look with an edgy bumper portion. In fact, the lower bumper and the air dams almost cover the presence of the skid plate. The grille gets a mesh design with a seven-chambered cover. The front wheel arches are big but the rear ones are softer. However, the body is devoid of much black cladding along the lower skirt. The Mahindra Scorpio top model rides on thick 235 section 17-inch wheels while the lower variants get 15-inch wheels with 215 section tyres. The top-spec models also get projector headlamps and fog lamps.

Mahindra Scorpio Cabin

The all-new 2017 Mahindra Scorpio has been given an improved cabin. The current generation version of the car looks more premium and gets dual tone color scheme and numerous added features. The car seats are covered with new black artificial leather upholstery, the top spec models get luxurious black faux leather seats with dark blue fabric inserts while the gear knob, as well as steering wheel too, are leather wrapped. The driver’s seat is height adjustable for a better driving experience. Temperature control is fully automatic that maintains the preferred environment inside the car. AC vents too are improved for better airflow and uniform cooling in the cabin.

Other features in the car are carried forward from the outgoing model that includes 6-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, AUX and USB connectivity and smartphone pairing through Bluetooth. The SUV is nothing short of comfort features which include cruise control, rear parking camera, climate control, keyless entry, electrically adjustable rear view mirror and rear parking sensors. The carmaker has also addressed issues with storage spaces with 12V socket now repositioned, pocket for mobile behind gear knob and sunglass holder.

Mahindra Scorpio Performance

The Mahindra Scorpio is available in a total of six variants with three engine trims. The base model gets a completely different engine, which is an m2DICR diesel engine making just a meagre 75 bhp power at 3,200 revs per minute and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,400 revs per minute. The 2.2-litre tried-and-tested mHawk diesel engine is also added in the S5 and S7 grades, which produces a highest power of 120 bhp at 4,000 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 280 Nm at 1,800 revs per minute.

However, the range-topping S11 grades are powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk engine but with a new tuning that enables the engine to produce a maximum power of 140 bhp at 3,750 revolutions per minute along with a peak torque of 320 Nm at 1,500 revs per minute. The lower S3, S5 and S7 come with just the 2WD option, while the S11 is available in both 2WD as well as 4WD trims. There is a standard 5-speed manual transmission unit available in all the variants barring the 140 bhp S7 which gets a 6-speed unit. Mahindra Scorpio automatic is not offered as of now.

The Mahindra Scorpio offers a very impressive mileage which is one of the bests in the segment. With a fuel metre reading as 15.4 kmpl (ARAI certified), the SUV is definitely one of the most fuel-efficient big-sized SUVs in the market. The mileage figure is very much at par with the Mahindra Bolero, its own sibling.The base variant which is powered by 2,523cc, 4-cylinder m2DICR turbocharged diesel engine is able to deliver ARAI certified 16kmpl. On the other hand, 2,17 9cc mHawk turbocharger diesel returns 15.37kmpl. The same engine in different state of tunes in the higher variants delivers 15kmpl which is not bad either given the size of the SUV.

Mahindra Scorpio Driving

With the introduction of the Mahindra Scorpio facelift, the company has managed to maintain its hold on the craze that has been existent for a long time. The SUV is powerful at heart and the same is complemented by the exterior design as well. Mahindra Scorpio on road price is equivalent to many crossover and 5-seater SUVs, which gives the Scorpio an edge over them.The SUV has been doing well since its launch, along with the Bolero, and the subsequent launches of the XUV500 or the TUV300 have not dented the sales in any sense. The popularity and preference of the car over the other 7-seaters are clearly visible in its sales figures. Buying a new Mahindra Scorpio means you are investing in a car that will pay you back with its immense mileage, attractive designing and a powerful heart under the bonnet. However, the base S3 model has an old engine fitted, which would feel incompetent compared to other cars in the segment.

Mahindra Scorpio Safety

The new Mahindra Scorpio is a notch above in terms of braking capability. The car gets the latest Bosch ABS 9.1 system with bigger disc, bigger caliper and bigger brake pads, imparting confidence even when you are driving at high speed. Dual airbags and ABS are now standard fitments across all the variants save the base variant. The new platform makes the car crash-ready with energy absorbing crumple zones. Other safety features include engine immobilizer, central locking, and rain sensing wipers.

Mahindra Scorpio Cost in Chennai

Mahindra Scorpio Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 9,25,758/- (Scorpio Getaway 2WD) to 16,27,162/- (Scorpio S11 4WD). Get best offers for Mahindra Scorpio from Mahindra Dealers in Chennai. Check for scorpio price in Chennai at Carzprice

Mahindra Scorpio Conclusion

With the introduction of the Mahindra Scorpio facelift, the company has managed to maintain its hold on the craze that has been existent for a long time. The SUV is powerful at heart and the same is complemented by the exterior design as well. Mahindra Scorpio on road price is equivalent to many crossover and 5-seater SUVs, which gives the Scorpio an edge over them.The SUV has been doing well since its launch, along with the Bolero, and the subsequent launches of the XUV500 or the TUV300 have not dented the sales in any sense. The popularity and preference of the car over the other 7-seaters are clearly visible in its sales figures. Buying a new Mahindra Scorpio means you are investing in a car that will pay you back with its immense mileage, attractive designing and a powerful heart under the bonnet. However, the base S3 model has an old engine fitted, which would feel incompetent compared to other cars in the segment.

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