[Video] Meet India’s dancing SUVs based on Mahindra Scorpios

North India, Punjab to be specific, now has SUVs dancing at marriage gigs. Here are a couple of ‘Dancing’ Mahindra Scorpio SUVs. Watch the video for yourself.

So, how does this work?

The Scorpio SUVs that you see in the video feature modified suspension that have hydraulics attached. Hydraulic cylinders are attached to the shock absorbers, and are controlled through a hydraulic pump. The pump, when activated, allows the car to bounce up and down. And when you have music playing in the background, it seems as though the car is dancing. In many parts of India, wedding are grand spectacles, and this explains why Dancing Scorpios are now in vogue.

The Scorpio, first launched in India during 2002, is one of the most popular SUVs in the country. Mahindra developed the Scorpio indigenously. Back then, the Scorpio was introduced at a 5.5 lakh rupee price tag, which made it an instant hit among SUV buyers of the country.

Over the years, Mahindra has continuously improved the SUV by introducing refinements and features. However, the basic ladder frame chassis, turbo diesel engine, rear wheel drive layout and an optional four wheel drive transfer case continue to be offered on the Scorpio, making it a rugged and dependable SUV for a wide range of buyers.

Prices have shot up, what with the base variant of the Scorpio now costing nearly 10 lakh rupees. Power and torque of the SUV has also increased. The current Scorpio on sale in India is powered by a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine available in two states of tune – 120 Bhp-280 Nm and 140 Bhp-320 Nm.

A 5 speed manual gearbox is offered on the lower state of tune while the higher state of tune gets a 6 speed manual gearbox. Mahindra also offers a cut-price S3 variant, with a 2.5 liter M2DICR turbo diesel engine with 75 Bhp-200 Nm on tap. Four wheel drive is offered only on the top-end variant, which is priced at about 16 lakh rupees.