today officially went on sale in India priced at Rs 9.97 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Mahindra has revised the variant names as well and SUV will primarily come in four variants - S3, S5, S7, and S11. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift comes with some noticeable cosmetic updates along with a host of new feature additions, made mainly to the cabin. The most interesting update has been made to the engine which now makes about 18 bhp more and Mahindra has also introduced a new Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.Mahindra
While the basic silhouette remains same, Mahindra has made extensive changes to the styling of the current generation Scorpio. The model was introduced in an all-new avatar in 2014 and received modern touches including the new LED daytime running lights (DRLs), while the grille is more upright and looks bolder than ever. The bonnet is now flatter and wider in stance and gets masculine lines for that butch appeal. Mahindra has added new flared wheel arches and supporting lines on the sides, while the rear sports a conspicuous spoiler atop. A black garnish now rests on the tail gate that also holds the number plate with the D-shaped LED tail lights are distinctive and easily recognisable in the dead of the night. The 17-inch alloy wheels on the Scorpio complement the design well.
Mahindra Scorpio Interiors
Mahindra massively improved the cabin on the new Scorpio when the current generation version arrived. The utilitarian look made way for a more premium version including a dual-tone colour scheme and a slew of additional features. That said, the dashboard could've been less busy and the layout isn't the best on offer. The centre console looks particularly dated and is need of an update that is expected to come soon. In terms of space, the SUV offers enough room to passengers seated inside. There are practical storage points as well across the cabin, but you do wish for a more premium cabin overall.
Mahindra Scorpio Engine Specifications & Transmission
||MHawk 4 Cylinder Engine
||MHawk 4 Cylinder Engine
|No Of Cylinder
||120 bhp@4000 rpm
||140 bhp@3750 rpm
||280 Nm@1800-2800 rpm
||320 Nm@1500-2800 rpm
||5 Speed Manual
||New 6 Speed Manual
The updated Mahindra Scorpio is powered by the same tried and tested 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, but the oil burner now comes in two states of tune - the existing 120 bhp version and a tuned 138 bhp version. The former version develops 280 Nm of peak torque, while the more powerful version develops 320 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and now there is an automatic option as well, which uses the same 6-speed torque converter that does duty on the XUV500. The base mode S3, on the other hand, get the older m2DICR engine that makes 75 bhp. Mahindra claims that it has also improved the NVH levels on the Scorpio and the SUV now comes with new 6th generation Borg Warner Turbo Charger and 9.1 Bosch ABS
Mahindra Scorpio Features
Loaded on features, the Mahindra Scorpio comes equipped with dual projector headlamps, new LED parking lights and LED tail lights. The SUV comes with a four-spoke power steering that gets audio controls, automatic climate control, height adjustable driver's seat, front seat armrests and fabric upholstered seats. Customers also get electrically adjustable ORVMs, follow-me-home headlamps, anti-pinch power windows, charging points for first and second rows as well as cruise control. The SUV also comes with rain and light sensors and is available in four colour options.
Mahindra Scorpio Performance & Mileage
The new generation Mahindra Scorpio claims to deliver fuel efficiency of 15.37 kmpl, which is a considerable increase compared to the 11.2 kmpl. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is a workhorse and is known for its heavy-duty performance.
Mahindra Scorpio Accessories & Infotainment
Swapping the standard audio system, Mahindra introduced a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the new Mahindra Scorpio with navigation, DV player, AUX and USB connectivity as well as smartphone pairing via Bluetooth. There is GPS navigation available in 10 languages, while the Driver Information System shows the average fuel economy, distance to empty and service reminder as well.
Mahindra Scorpio Braking & Handling
The Scorpio uses caliper type ventilated disc units at the front and the rear gets drum brakes for effective stopping power. The suspension setup includes a double wishbone type suspension up front and a rear multi-link coil spring setup at the rear. The Scorpio also comes with an anti-roll bar to reduce body roll on the SUV.
Mahindra Scorpio Dimensions:
Mahindra Scorpio Safety & Security
Airbags for driver and co-passenger are offered on S4+ onwards in the range missing out on the entry level variants. ABS with EBD and panic brake indication is also available on variants above the S4 trim. Other safety features aboard include collapsible steering column and side intrusion beams, digital immobiliser, anti-theft warning, seat belt reminder lamp, speed alert and auto door lock while driving.
Mahindra Scorpio Wheels & Tyres
The Scorpio rides on two tyre options including a P215/75 15-inch wheels on the base trims, while the top variants gets P235/65 17-inch radial tubeless tyres wrapped in alloy wheels.
Mahindra Scorpio Competition
The SUV segment in the country has transformed rampantly over the years, and yet the ageing Mahindra Scorpio has stood its ground and how. The SUV takes on a host of offerings at its price point including the Tata Safari Storme, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, as well as new offerings like the Honda BR-V among many others. With the popularity for SUVs growing further, more rivals will pit against the Mahindra Scorpio.