After several spy shots, official teasers, and loads of road testing Mahindra has finally launched new Scorpio facelift today at a starting price of Rs 7.98 lakhs. Almost everything about the new vehicle has already been discussed in the last fortnight or so and now it’s officially out that it’s a comprehensive makeover and not just a minor niptuck job, with the same set of engine options.

Hidden from the naked eye there is a new gearbox and a new chassis on the new Scorpio, while interiors have been overhauled too and other than the novelty factor and being more aesthetically pleasing now they have also resulted in better ergonomics.

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We’ll list down the ‘new’ changes/additions made to the new Scorpio both on the outside and inside, and also under the skin, along with other important specifications, to help you analyse better.

Exterior:

  • New front grille
  • New dual projector headlamps (with Advance Static Bending Technology)
  • New LED DRLs (Day-time Running Lights)
  • New LED taillights
  • New roof-mounted rear spoiler and LED stop lamp
  • New fog lamps
  • Rear demister, washer & wiper
  • Follow-me-home and lead-me-to-vehicle headlamps
  • Side Cladding with Silver Scorpio Embossing

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Interior:

  • New instrument cluster
  • New 6-inch Touch Screen Infotainent System with built-in GPS Navigation
  • Climate Control (fully automatic)
  • New Steering Wheel (adjustable for Tilt) with audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Electric outside rear view mirrors
  • Reverse Sensors
  • ABS
  • Airbags
  • Driver Info System
  • Speed Alert Warning-140 km/h
  • Digital immobilizer
  • Scorpio Logo on Dash
  • Two mobile charging points
  • Two-tone black and grey dashboard
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Anti-Pinch Power Windows
  • Power window switches on Door Panels
  • New Centre Console
  • New Air-con vents with improved air flow
  • Voice Assist
  • Multiple Seating options

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Chassis and Suspension-

  • New Suspension Front & Rear
  • Torsional Vibration Damper (Done away with Coil Springs?)
  • Multilink Rear
  • Antiroll Bars
  • Widened Chassis track
  • Old: Front – 1450 mm, Rear – 1450 mm
  • New: Front – 1500 mm, Rear – 1550 mm
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Tyre Size: 235/65 R-17
  • Ground Clearance 180mm

Scorpio facelift Engines and Fuel Efficiency:

The new Scorpio continues with the same set of engines which means the 2.5L m2DiCR (limited to the lesser S2 variant) which produces 75bhp of power and 200Nm of torque and 16.01kmpl of mileage and the 2.2L mHAWK motor which produces 120 bhp of power and 280Nm of torque.

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Scorpio Variants & Prices:

  • New Scorpio comes in 5 variants…
  • Mahindra Scorpio S2: Rs 7.98 Lakhs
  • Mahindra Scorpio S4: Rs 8.60 Lakhs
  • Mahindra Scorpio S6: Rs 9.77 Lakhs
  • Mahindra Scorpio S8: Rs 10.84 Lakhs
  • Mahindra Scorpio S10: Rs 11.46 Lakh

One can see the comprehensive upgrades made to SUV and while the addition of creature-comforts would entice more buyers, the under-the-skin changes and upgrades should make the Scorpio way more dynamically sorted than before. However, we can check and tell you about that only after a detailed road test. Mahindra also claims that the turning radius has come down from 5.6 m to 5.4 m for the 2WD models while it remains 5.6 m for the 4WD variants. And you can opt for 4WD in S4 and S10 trim levels, which are like the LX and VLX, respectively, of the outgoing model, so no changes there…

It seems that Mahindra has made things way tougher now for the Tata Safari Storme and should snatch back its share from the Duster that it had continued to lose for quite some time now. However, Renault has launched the new Duster AWD yesterday and it would be interesting to how both these vehicles fare against each other in the sales game.


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  • Elson

    Is it available in Automatic drive?

    • Saad

      NO! Not yet