The new Mahindra Scorpio 2018 facelift is equipped with a powerful 140bhp, 2.2-litre mHawk diesel paired to either a 6-speed MT or AT.
The new Scorpio 2018 facelift is powered by a new 140bhp, 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine
The long-awaited Mahindra Scorpio 2018 facelift has finally been launched in the domestic market. The new model is priced at Rs 9.97 lakh for the base model and Rs 16.01 lakh for the top S11 4WD variant. Mahindra has already dispatched the SUV to its dealerships for customer previews and testing. Bookings for the Scorpio facelift have already been started at Mahindra dealerships across India. The homegrown automaker is also gearing up for the launch the 2018 XUV500 facelift and an all-new MPV – codenamed U321. Talking about Scorpio facelift, the SUV gets cosmetic upgrades outside, while the major changes have been made inside the cabin and under the skin. Adding to it, the SUV comes equipped with a host of new features.
The overall profile of the SUV remains the same, featuring the basic boxy silhouette. In terms of design, the Scorpio gets a revised seven-slat grille with chrome treatment that is inspired from the Imperio pickup. Other changes include revised bumper with horizontal air-intakes. At the back, the SUV gets a revised bumper, taillamp graphics, a revised boot door without plastic body cladding and new reflective strips. Inside the cabin, the Mahindra Scorpio 2018 comes equipped with new faux leather seats and new faux leather upholstery for steering and gearlever.
The new Scorpio is available in 4 trim levels – S3 (75 bhp m2DICR engine); S5, S7 (120 bhp, 280 Nm mHawk engine) and S7 & S11 (with 140 bhp, 320 Nm mHawk engine & optional 4WD on S11). The top-end model is equipped with a more powerful version of the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. It is capable of producing 140bhp of power and 330Nm of torque. On the other hand, the mid-level S5 and S7 trims get the existing 120bhp, 2.2-litre model. The base trim gets the old 75bhp, m2DICR engine. For transmission duties, the SUV gets a 6-speed manual and a new 6-speed Aisin gearbox. Also Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
In terms of pricing, the Scorpio facelift is similar to the previous model. The top-spec model is equipped with additional connectivity features and other goodies, which makes it tad expensive than the previous model. Available in four trim levels – S3, S5, S7 and S11 – the new Scorpio facelift is priced between Rs 9.97 lakh and Rs 16.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Read – 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Adventure – Price & Details
|Variant Name||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|S5 2WD||11.61 lakh|
|S7 120bhp||12.69 lakh|
|S7 140bhp||12.99 lakh|
|S11 2WD||14.78 lakh|
|S11 4WD||16.01 lakh|
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk Diesel|
|Max Power||140bhp @ 3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||330Nm @ 2,800rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & AWD|
The new Scorpio facelift gets major changes under the skin. The vehicle comes equipped with a more powerful diesel engine, which is borrowed from the XUV500. The mid-level variants of the Scorpio are powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that powers the previous model. This engine is capable of producing 120bhp of power and 280Nm of torque. On the other hand, the top-end model gets the same 2.2-litre mHawk unit; but with a higher power output. This motor has been tuned to generate 140bhp of power at 3,750rpm and a peak torque of 330Nm at 2,800rpm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a new 6-speed automatic unit. The Scorpio facelift is available with 2WD and AWD drivetrains with the latter available select trims.
Equipped with a new 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 140bhp, the new Scorpio facelift is more powerful than the previous model. Despite being more powerful than the previous model, the new model returns similar fuel efficiency as the old model. The Intelli hybrid version gives 16.36kmpl, while the regular model delivers 15.4kmpl.
With the updated Scorpio, Mahindra will aim to improve its sales. The SUV will face competition from the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
The overall styling and design of the Scorpio facelift is similar to the previous model. Though, Mahindra has made subtle changes to keep things fresh in the market. It comes equipped with a revised front fascia with new seven slat chromed grille, which is similar to the one offered in the Mahindra Imperio. Additionally, the SUV gets revised front bumper with horizontal slats, new fog lamp assembly and revised headlights. The turn indicators have been placed on the ORVMs. The side profile is similar to the previous model, except for the new sportier alloy wheels and newly designed outside rear view mirrors. At the back, the SUV gets revised boot door that comes without plastic body cladding, and redesigned taillights and an updated bumper. Other design highlights include new sleed red lense LED tail lamps, redesigned footstep on the rear bumper, clear lens turn indicators, new skid plate, etc.
The Scorpio facelift receive new faux leather upholstery for seats, steering and gear lever, and a revised dashboard design. It also gets a new roof mounted sunglass holder and new mobile holder slot and bigger cubbyholes. The jump seats at the back have been carried over from the current model. The new model is equipped with several high-end features like new reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, new 1-touch lane change indicator, new auto window roll-up, projector headlamps with static bending technology with LED eyebrow, 6-inch touchscreen infotainment, GPS navigation in 10 languages, multi-functional steering wheel, Intellipark, Tyre-tronics, rain and light sensors, voice assist system, etc.
For passengers’ safety and security, the new Scorpio gets dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Panic brake indication, engine immobilizer, anti-theft warning, speed alert, auto door lock while driving, etc.
Dimensionally, the updated model remains unchanged. It measures 4,456mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,995mm in height. It sits on the 2,680mm long wheelbase and commands 180mm of ground clearance. The SUV comes with a fuel tank capacity of around 60-litres.
New grille design
New headlamps and fog lamp
New alloy wheels
New 6.0-inch touchscreen
Automatic climate control
GPS Navigation in 10 languages
Rain and light sensors
Voice assist system
New reverse parking camera with dynamic assist
New 1-touch lane change indicator
The Mahindra Scorpio 2018 model will get cosmetic upgrades to exterior and interior. The major change will come under the skin; it will get a new 140bhp, 2.2L diesel and a new 2.2-litre petrol engine