×

A More Affordable Mahindra Scorpio Variant Is In The Works


This could be the final update to the Scorpio lineup before it gets a generational update

 

  • The new base-spec variant S3+ will be offered in 7, 8, and 9-seater configurations.

  • Will miss out on features like central locking, bottle cup holder, one-touch lane indicator, and more.

  • The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine will be retained, but detuned to produce 120PS and 280Nm.

  • Likely to be priced at less than Rs 12 lakh.

Mahindra may be working on introducing the next-gen Scorpio later this year, but the current lineup is set for one more rejig. The carmaker will soon debut the S3+, a new base-spec variant. 

 

Currently, the Scorpio is offered in four trims: S5, S7, S9, and S11. The new base spec will lose out on some features like auto door-lock, bottle and cup holder, central locking, side and rear foot steps, central lamp, rear demister, and one-touch lane indicator. That said, it will retain dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, tilt steering, rear parking sensors, manual ORVMs, steel rims, power windows, power steering, front-charging port, and LED tail lamps. The S3+ will be offered in 7, 8, and 9-seater configurations, with the last two layouts getting side-facing seats. 

 

There will also be a lower state of tune for the S3+. The 2.2-litre Mhawk diesel engine will produce 120PS of power and 280Nm of torque, which is 20PS and 40Nm less compared to the other variants. It seems like the S3+ marks a comeback of the 120PS engine that was on offer in the erstwhile S7 variant before it was discontinued in April 2020 when the Scorpio received a BS6 update.

The current Mahindra Scorpio lineup retails from Rs 12.68 lakh to Rs 16.53 lakh (ex-showroom). But with the introduction of the S3+, expect starting prices to fall below Rs 12 lakh. While it doesn’t have any direct rivals in India, its rivals include the Hyundai CretaTata HarrierMG Hector, and Kia Seltos.

 

Mahindra Scorpio Video Review

More on Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio

Rs. 11.99 Lakh Onwards
Ex-showroom, Delhi
View April Offers View On Road Price

See what our community has to say! NEW

India's largest automotive community

Explore Now
comminity image

5 Offers Available