Mahindra recently launched its one of the most-loved vehicles, the Scorpio in a new avatar. The facelifted version incorporates many visual and mechanical changes that keep the car fresh in the market. With the new Scorpio, Mahindra has also updated the variant list of the SUV. Here are five types of Scorpios for five kinds of people.
On a budget
The Scorpio is liked by many, but the price tag may keep a few people away from the SUV. Mahindra offers the S3 variant of the Scorpio for budget-conscious buyers. The base version of the car is priced at Rs. 9.97 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi and comes with basic equipment.
It is powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged, direct injection diesel engine that develops a maximum of 75 Bhp – 200 Nm. There are micro hybrid start-stop system and engine immobiliser too. Visually, the SUV gets black front and rear bumper, side cladding and door handles. However, it comes with a disc brake on the front wheels, AC and hydraulic power steering. This one is the rugged variant that uses minimal electronics.
The new Scorpio is not offered with an automatic transmission yet. However, for the people who plan to stay inside the city limits can go for the S5 variant. It is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk engine that generates 120 Bhp – 280 Nm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
The S5 variant comes with thicker 235/65 profile 17-inch tyres and black rims with caps. The option also offers features like one-touch lane change indicators, follow-me-headlamps, bigger cup and bottle holders and an extra 12V charging socket located at the rear. It also gets dual airbags, ABS, auto-door lock, seatbelt reminder and panic braking indicators as standard that come handy during city driving conditions.
People who want to buy the Scorpio for trips or spend most of the time on the highways can go for the S7 variant powered by the 140 Bhp. Mahindra also offers the 120 Bhp S7 variant, but the extra 20 Bhp adds an extra punch and gives confidence to the driver.
The car is powered by the same 2.2-litre engine, but it is tuned to produce 140 Bhp – 280 Nm. The 5-speed manual transmission remains same. The 140 Bhp power will help a lot during the overtakes and will have power on reserve while cruising on the highways. The car also gets a 2-DIN audio system and voice commands to make the driving enjoyable on the long highways.
Mahindra offers the top-of-the-line S11 trim in two variants 2WD and 4WD. People who are not looking to do extreme adventure but want to be cocooned in luxury can go for the S11 2WD variant. The version gets 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome inserts of the rear applique for a premium experience. The car also gets side indicators integrated into the outside rearview mirrors.
The car also gets anti-pinch, one-touch up windows for easy and safer operations. The S11 version is offered with optional seven captain seats, which are extremely comfortable. It gets the faux leather cover on the seats to add a touch of luxury.
This variant also gets high-end techs like Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), headlamp bending system for better illumination around the corners at night, light and rain sensors for automatic headlamps and wiper operation and a rear parking camera. The infotainment is also a touch-sensitive 6-inch panel with a built-in navigation system.
The rugged Scorpio can be a companion on adventure drives. With the update, Mahindra only offers the 4X4 version of the Scorpio with the top-end S11 variant. The S11 variant is powered the new 140 Bhp – 280 Nm engine and gets the 5-speed manual transmission. Also, it gets fly-on-shift 4X4 knob with a low-ratio transfer case. The transfer case multiplies by the torque output, which makes it much easier for the SUV to tackle difficult terrains.