New Mahindra Scorpio with mHawk engine launched

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On March 6, 2009, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) launched the new Mahindra Scorpio in the Indian market, in four variants.

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Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio front
Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio front

The prices of the new Mahindra Scorpio variants range from Rs 7.21 lakh to Rs. 9.2 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. These are after price reductions ranging from Rs. 34,000 to Rs. 70,000, the company says.

“Mahindra’s ingenious approach to driving efficiencies and costs have enabled us to provide additional customer value upto Rs 70,000. The new Scorpio has the ability to expand the market and to appeal to a new set of customers,” said Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief of Operations, M&M Ltd.

The four variants of the Mahindra Scorpio are priced as follows:

  1. Mahindra Scorpio LX: 7.2 Lakhs
  2. Mahindra Scorpio SLE: 8.2 Lakhs
  3. Mahindra Scorpio VLX Manual BS 3: 9.20 Lakhs
  4. Mahindra Scorpio VLX Manual BS 4: 9.30 Lakhs
  5. Mahindra Scorpio VLX Automatic BS3:  9.99 Lakhs
Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio in Mystique Purple
Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio in Mystique Purple

The Mahindra Scorpio will now be available in two new shades, Mystique Purple and Toreador Red.

Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio in Toreodor Red
Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio in Toreodor Red

The new Mahindra Scorpio comes with a new front grille, with a dash of silver in the center, and beefy wrap-around bumpers. The chrome center-piece of the new grille is very similar to the one on Mahindra’s recently introduced Mahindra Xylo MPV.

New Mahindra Scorpio scoop bonnet photo
New Mahindra Scorpio scoop bonnet photo

The bonnet scoop (its a fake bonnet scoop – but does anyone care?) provides a more aggressive look to the new Mahindra Scorpio. The ultra-macho look of the new Mahindra Scorpio may not be to everyone’s liking (some find it too loud, considering the overall design and shape of the Scorpio is some ten years old). However, it is exactly what is the Scorpio’s USP in India, and the company is determined to capitalise on that with the uber:macho new Mahindra Scorpio.

The SUV comes with multi-reflector headlights with a special ‘Sunrays’ reflector design, and new fog lamps.

Other features include side cladding embossed with the Scorpio logo, chunky door handles, dual-tone electrically powered ORVMs, and an integrated footstep in the rear.

Mahindra Scorpio new seats photo
Mahindra Scorpio new seats photo

The interiors of the new Scorpio have been overhauled keeping both comfort and style in mind. The company has said that new, ergonomic seats  have been designed after meticulous ‘Body Pressure Mapping’, which provide greater comfort with their new foam contours.

The interior also gets new fabric in two color themes, black allure and a tan-beige combination.

New Mahindra Scorpio 2-Din audio system photo
New Mahindra Scorpio 2-Din audio system photo

A sporty easy-to-grip gear knob and a 2-Din audio system, that supports playback from MP3s and CDs, SD cards and USB devices, are the other new additions to the interior of the new Mahindra Scorpio.

The new Mahindra Scorpio is powered with the technologically advanced 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder, mHawk diesel engine that produces 120 bhp.

Watch a video commercial for the new Mahindra Scorpio

The mHawk engine’s 4-valves per cylinder and fuel spray design, and its innovative 2-stage chain drive system and hydraulic lash adjuster increases fuel efficieny and reduces engine noise levels.

Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio side and front view
Photo: New Mahindra Scorpio side and front view

The new Mahindra Scorpio can rev from 0 to 60 km/h in 5.7 seconds and offers 120 bhp of power, claims the company.

M&M has said that the Mahindra Scorpio is the first Indian auto brand to comply with BS-IV emission norms. Mahindra has also introduced its new Micro Hybrid technology on the new Mahindra Scorpio VLX, developed by the Mahindra Research & Development team along with Bosch.

The Micro Hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption by enabling the engine to switch to standby mode when the vehicle is idling.