With new cosmetic upgraded and a more powerful engine the new Mahindra Scorpio has been priced at Rs 9.97 lakh (ex, Delhi)
One of the oldest players in the mid-size SUV segment, the Scorpio has been a major contributor in Mahindra’s monthly sales. As the new models with leaner body and contemporary design continue capturing the market, the bulky SUV from the early 2000s is readying to give them a tough fight. Mahindra had launched the second generation Scorpio in India in 2014, while the SUV has received minor updates since then. Now, the company gave a major facelift to this SUV, before it enters into the third generation in 2020. Acting as a buffer before the third-generation Scorpio arrives, the new Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift has been launched in India.
The Scorpio facelift has finally gone on sale at a starting price of Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in four trims S3, S5, S7 and S11, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio SUV receives copious styling and feature updates. Mechanicals have also been slightly revised. The new Mahindra Scorpio 2017 uses the updated 2.2L mHawk diesel engine, which is 20bhp more powerful than older motor. It also comes with a new Easy-sift 6-speed gearbox.
– More powerful engine
– New Easy shift 6-speed gearbox
– Reduced NVH levels
– New-gen Braking system with 9.1 Bosch ABS
– Projector LED headlamps with static bending technology
– New grille with chrome inserts
– New alloys
– New ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators
– New fog lamps with a chrome bezel
– New tailgate with chrome applique
– LED tail lamps with red lens
– Redesigned footstep on the rear bumper
– New skid plate
– Faux leather seats
– Faux leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever
– New roof mounted sunglass holder
– New mobile holder slot and bigger cubbyholes
– New reverse parking camera with dynamic assist
– One-touch lane change indicator
– New auto window roll-up
– 6” touch screen infotainment with Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB/ Aux
– GPS navigation in 10 languages
– Driver information system
– Steering mounted audio & cruise controls
– Cushion suspension & anti-roll technology
– Dual Airbags
– Panic brake indication
– Collapsible steering column & side intrusion beams
– Engine immobilizer
– Anti-theft warning
– Seat belt reminder lamp
S3 – Rs 9.97 lakh
S5 2WD – 11.61 lakh
S7 120bhp – Rs 12.69 lakh
S7 140bhp – Rs 12.99
S11 2WD – Rs 14.78 lakh
S11 4WD – Rs 16.01 lakh
As far as pricing is concerned, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift has been priced similar to the old model. The car has witnessed cosmetic upgrades, though major changes have been made under the skin. To add to its credibility, the model comes with a host of new features. With additional connectivity features and other goodies, the high-spec variant in the line-up is priced a tad higher than the old one. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio price in India falls in the range of Rs 9.97 lakh to Rs 16.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the S7 trim is available with both the 120bhp and 140bhp engine options, the S11 variant comes with both 2WD and 4WD drivetrain system. Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
Most of the design and styling updates have been made on the face of the car. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio gets an all-new seven slats grille with chrome bits similar to the Mahindra Imperio. The projector headlamps now come with static bending technology and LED elements. The fog lamp assembly has also been revised with a chrome bezel. Now, the turn indicators have been located on the wing mirrors.
In place of the body cladding, it gets the body-coloured unit. Look from the side remains largely same with most of the elements retained from the old model. The alloy wheels have been replaced with a new one for a sportier look. The rear design has also been revised with redesigned red glass taillamps, roof mounted spoiler and an updated bumper. The license plate housing gets black cladding instead of body colour. Other key updates include new ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators, new skid plate, new upper and lower grille mesh design and new look air extractors. Read – 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Adventure – Price & Details
New Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Colours
The SUV’s new model is available in five exterior colour schemes – Molten Red, D Sat Silver, Napoli Black, New Pearl White and Diamond White. One must note that the new Pearl White is available only on S11 trim, but it devoid of Diamond White shade option.
Proportionally, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio remains unchanged. The SUV continues to sport similar contours as in the old car. That means, it measures 4,456mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,995mm in height. The SUV sits on the same 2,680mm long wheelbase and commands 180mm of ground clearance. Additionally, the fuel tank capacity is around 60-litres.
Inside the cabin, the SUV receives fresh styling, including a new colour theme. In addition, the seats are wrapped with new faux leather upholstery and new trims for a refreshing look. The steering wheel and gear level also get faux leather covering. The dashboard also sports a new design. Styling bits apart, the interior features a new 6.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth/CD/DVD/USB/Aux support.
The jump seats at the back have been carried over from the old model. The 2017 Scorpio gets a new reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, GPS navigation in 10 languages, driver information system, new auto window roll-up, new one-touch lane change indicator and steering mounted audio and cruise controls. With respect to safety, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio gets dual airbags, new-generation braking system with 9.1 Bosch ABS, Collapsible steering column and side intrusion beams, panic brake indication, engine immobilizer, seat belt reminder lamp, anti-theft warning, speed alert and auto door lock while driving.
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk Diesel|
|Max Power||140bhp @ 3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||320Nm @ 2,800rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & AWD|
Major update has been made under the skin. The new Scorpio facelift comes with a more powerful diesel engine, which is the same unit offered in the Mahindra XUV500. While the previous model was equipped with a 2.2-litre mHawk engine capable of making 120bhp of power, the facelifted model is packed with 2.2-litre mHawk unit generating a higher power output. This motor has been tuned for delivering a top power of 140bhp at 3,750rpm and 320Nm of torque at 2,800rpm. This makes it 40bhp more powerful than the old one. Read – Mahindra XUV Aer0 – All You Need To Know
Mahindra claims that the updated powertrain offers better low-end and mid-range torque offering enhanced city and highway driving experience. Transmission choices on the new Scorpio include a standard 6-speed manual unit and an upgraded 6-speed automatic gearbox which is optional on the carline. The latter one is claimed optimize performance, cruise on highways in overdrive and save fuel. The Scorpio facelift comes with 2WD and AWD drivetrains with the latter available with select trims.
Packed with the 2.2-litre diesel powertrain offering a higher output of 140bhp, the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift is more powerful than the previous version. It is to be noted that the new unit, borrowed from the XUV500 gets Mahindra’s Intelli-Hybrid system and slightly high on fuel efficiency. With that, the Scorpio facelift delivers a mileage around 13-14kmpl within city and 16-17kmpl on highways.
The full-size SUV space is currently overshadowed by the compact SUVs and subcompact models. While the more contemporary players including Hyundai Creta are constantly in demand, the bulky SUVs are witnessing dip in sales. In a bid to revive lost ground, Mahindra has updated the Scorpio SUV. In the mid-size SUV space, the SUV will continue to compete against Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.