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Mahindra launches 1.99 liter diesel engine for Scorpio and XUV500

To beat the Supreme Court’s three-month-long ban on the sale and registration of diesel vehicles with engines larger than 2,000 cc, Mahindra has updated both the Scorpio and the XUV500 with a new, slightly smaller diesel engine. Currently, the new 1.99 liter diesel engine is only available in the Scorpio and XUV500 sold in the National Capital Region.

Mahindra launches 1.99 liter diesel engine for Scorpio and XUV500

The new 1.99-liter mHawk unit produces 120 hp in the Scorpio and 140 hp in the XUV500, identical to what the current 2.2-liter unit does. With this in place, Mahindra will soon resume its sales in Delhi NCR. Further details on whether the engine will be used in automatic and AWD/4WD versions will be out soon. The torque ratings of the new diesel engines will also be revealed soon. Also see – How Mahindra is responding to the diesel car/SUV ban

Mahindra launches 1.99 liter diesel engine for Scorpio and XUV500

The company says the development of the said engine had begun in 2014. So, it’s like Mahindra developed the new engine in just a few weeks. That should clear apprehensions from the minds of prospective buyers. Apart from this, Mahindra had recently introduced a 1.2-liter diesel engine, which currently powers the KUV100 micro SUV.

A 1.5-liter diesel engine powers the TUV and the Quanto. So there you have it, the whole range of engines that are unaffected by the Supreme Court’s ban. The 2.2-liter and 2.5-liter units are still affected, though. The Bolero remains banned from the NCR for now. Also see – Ban or no ban, 15 diesel SUVs that you can still buy across India