Mahindra Scorpio is one of the popular SUV in the segment. Just like all the other manufacturers, Mahindra has also been working on BS6 models and have now officially launched, the BS6 version of Scorpio in the market. Mahindra has made some minor changes in the trims levels and the price of the BS6 Mahindra Scorpio has also increased. The BS6 Mahindra Scorpio is now up to Rs 60,000 more expensive than the older BS4 version. As there is nationwide lockdown going on in the country due to Corona virus, Mahindra has started taking bookings online but, will only be starting the delivery once the situation improves.
look and design-wise the Mahindra Scorpio BS6 version remian unchanged. It gets the same wide grille at the front with huge headlamp units with integrated LED DRLs. It has the same old butch look and has ample road presence. Coming to the variant of the BS6 Scorpio, Mahindra has made some changes. The S3 base model which was available in the BS4 version has been discontinued. Similarly, the S11 4WD version has also been discontinued. The S5 is now the new base variant and is priced at Rs 12.40 lakh which is only 20,000 more expensive than the BS4 version. S7, S9 and S11 trim are Rs 60,000 more expensive and are priced at Rs 14.21 lakh, 14.84 lakh and Rs 16 lakh respectively (All prices are ex-showroom).
Mahindra has made revision to the engine on offer too. Earlier Scorpio was available with a 2.5 litre diesel and a 2.2 litre diesel engine. The 2.5 litre diesel engine generated 75 Bhp and was available in base S3 variant only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. This unit has been discontinued. In BS6 version, Scorpio will only get the 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine that will generate 140 Bhp. The S5 trim will have a 5-speed manual whereas all the other variants will get a 6-speed manual gearbox. The same engine was available in a lower state of tune that generated 120 Bhp. That has also been discontinued.
The BS6 version of the Scorpio does not get an automatic transmission. Mahindra is working on a next-generation Scorpio and is likely to launch it in the market later next year. The next-gen Scorpio is likely to get both petrol and diesel engine options. Automatic gearbox is also likely to be seen. The 4WD version might make a comeback in the next generation as it is based on the same platform that the new Thar uses.
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