Inside MS Dhoni’s CUSTOM built Scorpio

The Indian captain for one-day international matches, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a major aficionado of automobiles. Dhoni has a huge collection of various cars and motorcycles in his garage but the one that we get to see today is quite different. It is one of the most popular SUVs in India, the Scorpio.

What’s so special?

Inside MS Dhoni’s CUSTOM built Scorpio

To start with, the Scorpio has been customised by Mahindra themselves. It was also the first ever custom car that Dhoni got in his garage and the car was gifted by Mahindra. It is based on the 2007 model of the SUV. The made-in-India custom SUV is known for its brawny looks but the customisation by the Indian captain made changes that make the Scorpio look way more striking. Dhoni’s Scorpio gets distinctive dual tone, black and red shade.The roof has been removed and the Scorpio

The roof has been removed from the vehicle and roll-bars have been installed instead. The doors have also been chopped and the window line gets a bump around the rear door handle. The hood has also been replaced with a custom all-black hood with faux air-intake. The SUV also gets an off-road spec bull-bar at front. There are also 4 auxiliary fog lamps with MS moniker

Inside MS Dhoni’s CUSTOM built Scorpio

Mahindra has also added chrome alloy wheels to add to the bling factor. The headlamps get a body-coloured shroud. On the rear, the tyre holder has been modified to look much funkier. The car also gets a custom “MS” logo on the rear instead of the Scorpio badge. The rear also gets a custom dual-barrel exhaust muffler. The rear lamps are now smoked to give a more muscular look.

Inside MS Dhoni’s CUSTOM built Scorpio

On the inside, the 7-seat layout of the vehicle has been updated with 4 captain seat layout. The seats themselves are shrouded with black leather with contrasting red stitches. Keeping up with the funky look, the door panels and the other plastic parts like the rear AC vent system also gets striking red colour.


Inside MS Dhoni’s CUSTOM built Scorpio

There have been no changes done to the engine. In 2007, the Mahindra Scorpio was powered by 2.6-litre, in-line 4 cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produced a maximum of 113.5 BHP at 3,800 rpm and 278 Nm of maximum torque at 1700-2200 rpm.Currently, Mahindra Scorpio is powered by a range of engines like 2.2-litre mHawk diesel, 1.99-litre mHawk diesel and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel hybrid.

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Shantonil Nag

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