Mahindra and Mahindra is popular for their SUV lineage. The Mahindra Scorpio one of the most popular SUVs from the brand and has been around from a long time in the market. Mahindra is the only brand in the country that offers customised vehicles based on their production models and there are quite a few popular custom builts based on the Mahindra Thar. However, the official customisation services from Mahindra also offers quite a few models based on the Scorpio and here is the latest and the most brutish of them all.
It is called the Mahindra Scorpio Mountaineer and it looks badass. Mahindra is yet to launch the facelifted Scorpio based Getaway pick-up truck in the Indian market. Well, this is the answer for the people who were looking forward to that. Mahindra has done some extreme customisations and modifications on the Scorpio SUV and has chopped off the rear portion of the SUV to convert it into a pick-up truck. There is a lid over the pick-up bed that can be used to store all the luggage without putting a layer of dust on them during the road trips.
The Mahindra Scorpio Mountaineer also gets a completely new face. There is a 3-pod headlamp installed and a new grille that replaces the stock one. The headlamps get halogen projector lamps. The stock bumper has been replaced with an aftermarket steel bumper. The bumper gets integrated fog lamps and towing rings. The SUV also gets a hood scoop with a red highlight on it.
At the rear, the spare wheel gets mounted on the chopped door. It gets muscular holders that give the Mountaineer a tough look. A lot of red highlights have been used on the body all around making it look quite fancy. There are quad exhaust tips coming out from under the vehicle and an off-road spec bumper with integrated brake lamps in the rear. Even the tail lamps have been updated with the new ones to add the rugged look.
On the side, the vehicle gets flared wheel arches with bolt-on cladding. There is even a shovel mounted on the side of the flatbed, which can come quite handy when the vehicle gets stuck during expeditions. At the roof, Mahindra has installed dune lamps for better visibility of the vehicle at night. It also gets a functional snorkel that makes it much more capable and increases the water wading depth. There are custom deep dish alloy wheels with off-road spec tyres on them. The whole body gets a custom paint on the outside with the red highlights.
The changes are not limited to the exterior of the vehicle. Even the interiors get the red highlights on the dashboard, steering wheel and the gear lever. Mahindra has also added new seat covers with that matches the body colour and gets the same red highlights.
The Mahindra Scorpio is available in both 4X2 and 4X4 versions in the market. It is quite a capable car. The current Scorpio is available with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 140 Bhp – 320 Nm in the top-end variant. In the lower variants, it produces a maximum of 120 Bhp – 280 Nm. There is also the DI version available with the Scorpio that produces 75 Bhp – 200 Nm.