Maharashtra RTO has added 76 new vehicles to their fleet. The fleet includes many Mahindra Scorpio SUVs. The distribution of the new vehicles was done by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at the MMRDA ground, Bandra Kurla Complex. He also inspected the vehicles.
Uddhav Thackeray said that many people lost their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of victims in road accidents caused because of over-speeding is in the thousands. Due to this, new vehicles have been introduced with modern machinery. The new updated system should help in bringing down the number of accidents.
He said, “The lives of speeding drivers and their companions are lost without any reason. Innocent civilians are often killed in vehicle accidents. It is the duty of the government to save them without any loss of life. The government is trying its best to reduce the death toll from the Corona epidemic or accidents.”
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The Scorpio is one of the most rugged SUVs that you can get in the Indian market. This is because it is based on a proper ladder frame chassis and is rear-wheel drive. Unlike all of its rivals that are rear-wheel drive and are based on a monocoque chassis. So, yes it can take quite a beating. The engine itself is proven to be reliable. There are still people out there that prefer the Scorpio over any other mid-size SUV. They do not consider the features or want the modern design.
The Scorpio starts at Rs. 12.59 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 17.39 lakhs ex-showroom. You can get it as a five-seater or a nine-seater. The nine-seater versions come with side-facing seats. There are five variants on offer, namely S3+, S5, S7, S9, and S11.
The SUV has to compete in a very competitive mid-size segment. It goes against Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. Because of its pricing, some of its variants also go against the MG Hector and Tata Harrier.
It is offered only with one 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The base S3 variant gets a lower state of tune in which the engine produces 120 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 280 Nm. It is mated to only a 5-speed manual gearbox. Other variants are tuned to a higher state in which the engine produces 140 PS of max power and 320 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra is working on a new generation of Scorpio which will be larger in dimensions. The launch of the motorcycle has been postponed to next year. It will be based on a reworked ladder frame chassis so the handling and ride quality will get better. There will be new engines and gearboxes. Mahindra would be offering it in rear-wheel-drive configuration or four-wheel-drive configuration. It will still remain the only mid-size SUV that will be based on a ladder frame chassis and will come with a four-wheel-drive system.