Mahindra made the Scorpio more accessible to the buyers in the market by introducing a new variant. The new S3+ variant, as called by Mahindra is the base variant of the SUV and it is the most affordable variant at Rs 11.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Here are a bunch of pictures that show what the new base variant of the Scorpio looks like in real life.
The pictures shared by Mukund Dange on 4X4 India shows the vehicle from the outside and even the cabin. The new variant of the Scorpio gets a lot of cost-cutting all around. The bumpers of the car are not painted and even the body cladding on the side do not get any kind of paint. Mahindra has left the door handles and even the ORVMs as is and there is no paint on these parts just like the S5 variant. The new base variant of the Scorpio also does not get any side footstep to enter or exit the vehicle easily.
The base variant misses out on features like the bonnet scoop that adds a more muscular look to the vehicle. Also, the follow-me-home headlamps and all-LED tail lamps are not present. Mahindra also does not offer any alloy wheels with the new Scorpio S3+, instead, it gets steel rims, which are also not painted. So the exterior of the car gets minimalistic looks and features.
On the inside, the new Scorpio S3+ does not get any bottle holders. In fact, there is not even a single cup holder in the vehicle. Mahindra has removed the automatic door lock feature to save cost and the seats are wrapped in vinyl. The steering wheel can be adjusted for tilt but there is no adjustment for the rear. Mahindra offers both 7-seater and 9 -seater variants with the new base version of the car. All four windows are powered and the dashboard is dual-tone.
Just like the other variants of the Mahindra Scorpio, the S3+ also gets the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The four-cylinder diesel engine generates a maximum power of 120 Bhp and a peak torque of 280. You should note that the other variants produce a maximum power of 140 Bhp. Mahindra has de-tuned the engine for the base variant. Safety equipment for the new Scorpio S3+ includes dual front airbags, ABS, panic brake indication, seat belt reminder and speed alert system.
New Scorpio to launch in 2022
Mahindra is also working on the all-new Scorpio and the vehicle will be launched in the Indian market next year. Mahindra is currently testing the all-new Scorpio in different parts of the country. The all-new model is likely to be launched with a more powerful engine. The all-new Scorpio will become more expensive and it will be bigger than the current model too.