BS6-compliant SUV to be available in S5, S7, S9 and S11 trims; 2.5-litre diesel option, four-wheel-drive dropped from line-up.
Mahindra is set to streamline its Scorpio line-up with the upgrade to BS6 emission norms. The carmaker will drop the base S3 trim level, the 2.5-litre diesel engine, and the 120hp, 2.2 mHawk diesel, which means the BS6-compliant SUV will have four variants – S5, S7, S9 and S11 – and only the 140hp/320Nm 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in its range. Four-wheel-drive won’t be offered either.
Gearbox options will include a 5-speed manual (only on the S5) and a 6-speed manual gearbox.
To make it BS6-compliant, the 2.2 mHawk engine gets selective catalytic reduction system with a dedicated urea tank along with a diesel particulate filter.This system is also used in the brand’s BS6-compliant, 1.5-litre diesel mill that powers the XUV300and the Marazzo as well.
Coming to the interiors, the BS6 Scorpio’s seating layouts will carry forward unchanged. The S5 will be available as a 7- or 9-seater with side-facing seats in the third row, the other variants will be either 7- or 8-seaters, while the S11 gets the option of captain seats in the second row and a front-facing third row.
On the equipment front, the entry-level Scorpio S5 will be sparsely equipped with basics such as dual front airbags, ABS, air conditioning, front seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors, and Mahindra’s micro-hybrid technology. The fully loaded S11, on the other hand, will get kit such as alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, auto climate control, reverse camera, faux leather upholstery, cruise control and puddle lamps.