Mahindra Scorpio's new avatar launched, prices start at Rs 9.97 lakh

James Marshall
November 14, 2017

Highly Awaited Mahindra Scorpio facelift launched on Tuesday with a price of Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelifted SUV, comes in seven-, eight- and nine-seater configurations, a few cosmetic changes on the outside and an engine tweaked for more power.

Under the hood, the new Scorpio is powered by the mHawk engine which has been enhanced to deliver higher power of 140 bhp and more torque of 320 Nm with enhanced low-end torque as well. The facelift offers a maximum power of 140 BHP along with a peak torque of 330 Nm. This engine is mated to a new six-speed manual transmission sourced from BorgWarner. The base mode S3, on the other hand, get the older m2DICR engine that makes 75 bhp.

The new attraction in the Mahindra, as it is improved with the NVH levels on the Scorpio and the SUV now comes with new 6th generation Borg Warner Turbo Charger having 9.1 Bosch ABS.

The new Scorpio features new front grille with seven slats and chrome surroundings, projector headlamps, revised front bumper with foglamps and updated rear bumper. It will continue to feature the Mahindra Micro-Hybrid tech as before. The new Scorpio facelift now comes in five colour option - New premium Pearl White (Only on S11), Diamond White (Except S11), Napoli Black, D Sat Silver and Molten Red. As for the side profile, it boasts of redesigned ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators, while riding on new alloy wheels. The taillamps get a red-tint and the rear door misses out on the black plastic cladding. In addition, there is a roof mounted sunglass holder and mobile holder spot.

The cabin has also gone through some considerable changes and now instead of the side facing jump seats, you get a proper bench seat for the third row and that too with a centre armrest. The most significant improvement comes in the form of a more powerful engine. It comes loaded with many advanced technology features like projector headlamps with static bending technology, 6-inch touch-screen infotainment with Global Positioning System, fully automatic temperature control, etc. Scorpio's SUV-build chassis makes it safer with rough road & off-road capabilities.

The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift is now well-equipped and more powerful. The Tata Safari Storme remains its arch-rival as before, along with other compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster, Captur and the Hyundai Creta.

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