New Mahindra Scorpio review, test drive

    Mahindra has made massive changes to its popular body-on-frame SUV, the Scorpio. But just how big a step forward is it?

    Published on Sep 25, 2014 01:16:00 PM


    What are the variants?

    The new Scorpio will be available with two diesel engines. The 2.5-litre m2DiCr engine will power the base S2 trim, while the 2.2-litre mHawk mill will power the S4, S6, S6 Plus, S8 and S10 trims. The Mahindra Scorpio S2 trim comes equipped with basic necessities like air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, central locking and 15-inch steel wheels.

    The next big step up is the S6, which also gets integrated 2-DIN music system, remote central locking, sliding seats for the middle row, rear wiper and defogger. It even gets body colored door handles, wing mirrors, rear spoiler and a roof rack. Mahindra will also offer an S6 Plus trim that gets airbags for the driver and front passenger. The S8 gets electrically adjustable wing mirrors, front fog lamps, projector headlamps, rear parking sensors, a voice assist system, silver skid plate and 17-inch alloy wheels.

    The loaded S10 tested here gets almost as much kit as an XUV500. You get follow-me-home headlamps, tyre pressure warning system, speed alert system along with rain and light sensors. Also on the S10 is cruise control, steering-mounted audio controls, a touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, automatic climate control and a height-adjustable drivers seat. Additionally, there’s chrome garnishing on the front grille and AC vents along with LED strips on the headlamps.    

    Only the Scorpio S2 and the top-of-the-line Scorpio S10 get Mahindra’s micro hybrid technology. Mahindra is also offering shift-on-fly four-wheel-drive system as a paid option on the S4 and S10 trims; the Scorpio is rear-wheel-drive by default.

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