The Mahindra Scorpio is perhabs the most popular SUV in India. Launched first in 2003, the Scorpio is also one of the best selling SUVs in the country. Currently in its third generation avatar, the Scorpio is now better than ever before with a whole load of improvements done on in terior, exterior and of course, the drive train and suspension setups. The new Scorpio is priced between Rs 8.5-13.5 lakhs and is highly popular around the country due to its butch looks and fuel mileage.
The facelifted Scorpio gets a revised front and rear end but retains the same overall design. This is likely to be in a bid to remain faithful to existing customers and fans of the SUV. On the outside, the new Scorpio gets projector headlamps, a new chrome grille, fog lamps and redesigned alloy wheels. The top-end S10 variant also gets projector headlamps with DRLs, new bumpers with fog lamps, a chrome grille and LED tail lamps. Although the new Scorpio originally came with a black panel on the door that was common across all models, Mahindra did listen to their customers and critics and changed this to a body colored variant instead.
On the interior front, the top of the line versions comes with climate control, parking sensors, TPMS and a 6-inch touch screen infotainment system. The SUV also gets a new and revised interior upholstery with new interior colors. The Scorpio also gets a newly designed interior designed to be appealing and yet chunky and SUVesque to go well with the rest of the car. The Mahindra Scorpio also gets a height adjustable drivers seat and a voice controlled infotainment setup that also gets Bluetooth. The rear is also quite comfortable with a comfortable 7-seater configuration or 8 seater option.
Talking about technical specifications, the new Mahindra Scorpio is offered with the mHAWK 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 123PS of power and 280Nm of torque which returns an impressive 15.4kmpl of fuel mileage. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. The four-wheel drive enabled versions can now move between 2WD and 4WD on the fly using a knob on the centre console just like the last generation car. The Scorpio goes up against the likes of the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the Tata Safari Storme. On the whole, the Scorpio is definitely an SUV that we at ZigWheels highly recommend. Read MoreRead Less
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The new Scorpio isn't a mere a facelift but almost a new generation vehicle with a new chassis, almost all new body panels and much-improved ride and handling. It looks good too and can seat seven. With an aggressive price tag, it makes a good case for itself