Mahindra has launched its all new car this month for Rs 7.98 lakh (ex showroom price, Mumbai). Mahindra has been selling its Scorpio SUV in the Indian marker for over 10 years. It has been a consistent ant money spinner for the Maharashtra based automaker. But the new launched car this year has given a face lifted version. The car gets its new face this time. With this new outlook, it will give competition to the compact SUVs such as the Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and the other true blue SUVs like Tata Safari Storme and the Tata Xenon XT. This time Scorpio once again stands with varied new features and modifications on both inside and outside, but will remain same on the mechanical part. So let’s have a look on the brand new features of this chic car.
The face lifted Scorpio is revised on the front and rear end but remains the same on the overall looks. This has been done to remain faithful to the existing customers those who are fans of SUVs. The alloy wheels are designed on S8 and S10 variants and the new colour of the body are eyecachy this time. The top-spec variants may be offered with the projector headlamps, indicators moves to the inside and the biggest feature is the LED Day-time running lamps which will give the new Scorpio more Bilgy appearance. The changes are also expected to get on the Scorpio gateway pick-up truck also. Along with the headlight a new bumper has been made all black to make the front look more compact. A new radiator grille is also added. The new faux air-intakes are now more prominent than before. The side view remains the same. The side indicators are just above the front fenders and get a black surround. The car also gets a new roof rails and body-coloured by Matte-black unit and coloured door handles at least on the lower-end variants. The new 17-inch alloy wheels will be offered on the higher patients.
The interior is giving the similar looks like the earlier model. The central console is now in 7-inch touch screen display which will come on the S10 variant. The new A/c vents are now smaller horizontal rectangular in shape which is all around. The dual-tone colour inside remains the same but one will get three different sections like the centre section is beige plastic while the top and bottom section is black in colour. Coming to the steering wheel the design is being borrowed from the XUV 500, which gives a neater design and a better placement of controls. The car gets the new MID screen. The instrument cluster is now angular in shape, not like the roundish shape like the previous model. The analogue display with dual-pod design will give the car a new look. The climate control system and the circular dials for controlling temperature and blower speed gives a new look to the car. The lower console is now with a gear-lever which gives better looks than before. The power-window buttons have been moved to the door-pads now.
The Scorpio is offered with two sets of engine like a 2.6 litre diesel which will produce 115bhp and 277 Nm of torque and a modern 2.2 litre mHawk oil burner which will produce 12bhp and 290 Nm of torque. The new Scorpio gets manual transmission though. The automatic transmission equipped variant may be launched later.
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