The rough and tough SUV of India – Mahindra Scorpio, is a living legend. The car has been around since 2002 and there is yet no real competitor of the Scorpio in the market. Along the way, the SUV has evolved greatly, and is currently offered in many different variants that suit a wide range of buyers. Today, we bring you 5 different types of Scorpios so that you can pick the one that suits you best.
Scorpio for everyone (S2)
What is unique: Brand image at a price that is cheaper than the Safari and top-end Bolero.
The smart marketing team at Mahindra launched the base version of Scorpio with m2DICR 2.5-liter engine. The BS-IV compliant engine churns out 75 Bhp-180 Nm, and is the perfect recipe for anyone who want to own a Scorpio in a tight budget. The S2 variant is mostly popular in the rural areas where people want the Scorpio badge at a lower budget.
Value-for-money, safe 4X4 (S4+)
What is unique: This is the cheapest 4X4 with ABS and airbags in India.
A 7-seater 4X4 SUV that will allow you to go the remotest of the places with your whole family. At the same time, the S4+ variant is the cheapest 4X4 SUV with features like twin front airbags, ABS + EBD, and collapsible steering column. There is no other 7-seater SUV in this price range with so many safety features and 4X4 system. This is a truly capable off-roader with essential safety features.
Gadget Lover (S10)
What is unique: Truly feature and tech packed
The fully loaded S10 variant comes with some unique features. The long list of feature list in the Scorpio S10 start with 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Bluetooth, USB, AUX and DVD. The screen also doubles up as a GPS navigation supporting as many as 10 languages.
It also has cornering lights and advanced tyretronics that can tell about the tyre pressure and temperature of each individual tyre. The variant offers automatic rain and light sensor as the standard for ease of drive. The advanced driver information display shows information like average fuel consumption, distance to empty, service reminder and much more. The variant is also available with automatic gearbox and is perfect for people who love to around gadgets.
What is unique: Only diesel hybrid SUV in India
Mahindra recently launched the mild-hybrid Scorpio in India. The 7-Seater car is the only diesel SUV with a hybrid system in India. With the current situation of diesel bans in India, the Intelli-Hybrid system will make sure that the Scorpio does not suffer in future because any of the bans.
Also, if the infamous odd-even rule is implemented back in Delhi, the Scorpio hybrid would not be affected because of its new system. The hybrid Scorpio is available with all the versions starting from S4 but misses out on the automatic transmission option.
Expedition ready Scorpio
What is unique: Expedition-ready pickup truck with 4X4 system
The Scorpio Getaway is the perfect vehicle to get out there, into the wilderness. The five-seater cabin with huge pick-up bay is perfect to carry all the essentials during an expedition. The 4X4 system with low ratio makes it an even better choice during tricky situations. It’s powered by a 2.6 liter CRDe turbo diesel engine with 120 Bhp-280 Nm. A 4X4 transfer case is optional.