Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most well-known SUVs in India. It is known for its ruggedness, butch looks, high ground clearance and reliability. Mahindra Scorpio is a primarily a rear-wheel drive SUV while the manufacturer also used to offer a 4×4 drivetrain which is now discontinued. While the Scorpio is a pretty good and capable off-roader sometimes every SUV gets stuck. Here is a video of a Mahindra Scorpio getting stuck in the sand and a Force Gurkha comes to the rescue. The video has been uploaded by SHRI Vlogs on his YouTube channel.
In the video, we can see that the Scorpio driver has engaged the reverse gear and the tow rope has been tied to the rear end of the Scorpio and the Force Gurkha. The driver of Gurkha first tries to go gentle and tries to pull the Scorpio, but the SUV does not move. Then the Gurkha’s driver reverses and tries to pull the Scorpio with a jerk and this time the SUV moves but again gets stuck. For the third time, the Gurkha comes close to the Scorpio, so that it can gain more momentum and the Scorpio driver also engages the reverse gear. Once the Scorpio starts moving, the Gurkha driver does not stop and keeps pulling the Scorpio till the sand becomes a bit hard.
The Gurkha comes with a 2.6-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 85 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 230 Nm. It was only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox with a 4×4 system and low-ratio transfer case. Currently, the Gurkha is officially discontinued because there is a facelift coming with a BS6 diesel engine. Gurkha is also expected to come with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that will produce 140 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 321 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
On the other hand, the Scorpio is more powerful with its 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces either 120 PS or 140 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 280 Nm of 320 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Scorpio starts from Rs. 11.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 16.52 lakhs ex-showroom. The Scorpio became recently more affordable by Rs. 69,000 because of the addition of the S3+ variant which was launched recently. Earlier the base variant of the Scorpio was S5 and it started from Rs. 12.67 lakhs ex-showroom. You can read more about the S3+ variant and what all it offers or misses out on by clicking here. Mahindra is also working on an all-new generation of Scorpio which will be launched in the second half of 2021. The new Scorpio will be bigger in dimensions than the current one and will also be based on a reworked ladder frame chassis. Mahindra will be offering the Scorpio with a 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 2.2-litre diesel engine. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.