Mahindra is India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer and has cars like KUV100 to Alturas G4 in their line up. One of the SUV that has been popular among customers for a very long period of time is Scorpio. Mahindra launched first generation Scorpio in our market back in 2002 and ever since then it has been doing great for the brand. Mahindra kept on improving and updating the Scorpio to keep it fresh and that reflected on its sale as well. Here we have a video that shows an ownership review of the Scorpio SUV BS4 S11 trim.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his youtube channel. The video basically shares owner’s experience with the Mahindra Scorpio that has done over 68,000 kms in approximately 2 years. Here are 5 reasons why even after so many years of its launch people still buy Mahindra Scorpio.
There is no doubt about the fact that Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most aggressive looking SUV in the segment. It has ample amount of road presence and the proper boxy SUV design gives a butch look. The design of the Scorpio has evolved over the years and it now offers updated features like projector type larges headlamps that add to the road presence. Above all, it is a proper SUV and the BS4 version used to come with a poper 4×4 transmissio which is usually missing in many other cars in the segment.
Mahindra Scorpio is a 7-seater SUV and the maintenance for this SUV in comparison to others is fairly affordable. In the video the owner of the S11 Scorpio can be seen saying that the service intervals are around 10,000 kms and the average cost of maintenance was around Rs 10,000 which is Rs 1 per kilometer.
Mahindra had manufactured a rugged and reliable SUV. We still have well kept examples of first generation Scorpio without any major issues with the engine. The owner also mentions the same thing in the vidoe that he has not faced any issue with the car so far.
Mahindra Scorpio is available with a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine that generated 140 Bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The BS4 version used to come with a 4×4 version also. Mahindra had discontinued it in the BS6 model. Even after having a 2.2 litre engine, the Scorpio is pretty fuel efficient and manages to return up to 20 kmpl if driven with a light right foot.
Mahindra Scorpio has an absolute cult-ish following in the market and that is one of the main reasons why the company is still doing so well in terms of numbers even after having so many new comers in the market. All the other points mentioned above assure that the buyer will have a good experience with the car ans that is one of the reason why it has a great resale value in the market.
Mahindra is also working on an all-new Scorpio. The next-gen Scorpio has been spotted testing on our roads couple of times and looks different from the current generation. It is based on a new platform similar to the one seen in upcoming Thar. Mahindra is expected to launch the next-gen Scorpio in India in early 2021.