The Mahindra Scorpio is a mainstay of Indian roads – a car that has been around for a long time and which Indians continue to buy, and drive and love! It is a car known to be sturdy and hardy; an SUV built for Indian roads and hearts. It has an affordable price point and is a spacious people mover for families as well! The Scorpio was the first vehicle developed for the global market by Mahindra. So the tag line – 15 yeas of power and domination – doesn’t sound like hyperbole at all.
Scorpio specs and features
The new Scorpio is a much improved version of its former self with an imposing and distinctive grille with chrome inserts in the front, the characteristic red lens LED tail lamps and the large alloy wheels. The superior braking system and 6th gen turbocharged system increases safety and performance. The new six speed transmission is more fuel efficient and offers a better ride quality, particularly for highway driving. The faux leather and fabric insert upholstery along with faux leather steering cover and gear shift knob gives a plush feeling to the cabin interiors.
The car’s touchscreen infotainment system includes GPS navigation, USB and Aux connectivity, Bluetooth and hands-free support as well as reverse parking camera to help with parking and reversing. The Scorpio also offers features such as cruise control. A redesigned rear includes rear wipers but still has the characteristic, readily recognized Scorpio design. The car offers 15.4 to 16.3 kmpl fuel efficiency depending upon the variant.
Scorpio variants and prices
The S3 is a manual diesel vehicle with 2523 cc, 4 cylinder, 4 stroke engine. The ex-showroom price is about 10 lakhs. The bestselling S5 and the S7 models are five speed manual diesel vehicles with 2179 cc mHawk 4 Cylinder Engine with a starting price of about 12.2 lakhs for the S5 and 12.2 lakh for the S7. In addition there are the S 9 and the S 11 variants with additional features. The S 11 WD is an all-wheel drive vehicle with an ex showroom price of Rs. 16. 6 lakhs up.
What people love about their Scorpio
Scorpio owners feel that there is no car better suited to Indian roads than this. For the efficiency conscious Indian user, the fuel efficiency is a big plus point. The car’s powerful feel and good pickup make driving it a joy. The aggressive, muscular good looks and the sporty feel of the car are also highly appreciated. This is a low maintenance vehicle, say owners. Since it is available in many variants people with all budgets and requirements can choose the Scorpio that suits them best. This is a high car with a great view for the drive and great road presence. In the end this is a value for money car built with Indian people and Indian roads in mind.