While replying to a tweet, Mahindra Scorpio twitter handle has confirmed that the AT version of the SUV has been phased out in the country.
Mahindra & Mahindra will soon roll out the 2017 model year of its popular SUV – Scorpio. The Pune-based car manufacturer has also begun working on the new-generation model of the SUV, which is due for 2020. However, what comes as a surprise is the discontinuation of all the automatic variants from the current Scorpio lineup. While replying to a tweet, Mahindra Scorpio twitter handle has confirmed that the AT version of the SUV has been phased out in the country.
thank you for showing interest in Mahindra Scorpio.The Automatic has been discontinued.To test drive the Manual(1/2)
— Mahindra Scorpio (@MahindraScorpio) June 4, 2017
No reason has been mentioned behind this decision. Though, it is likely to be done to make way for a new automatic gearbox that might be used on the 2017 Scorpio facelift. It might borrow the new gearbox unit from the 2017 Mahindra XUV500.
Currently, the Mahindra Scorpio price list includes eight manual variants – S10 (4WD & 2WD), S2 (2WD), S4 (2WD), S4+ (4WD & 2WD), S6+ (2WD) and S8 (2WD). Prices of the SUV start from Rs 9.78 lakh for the base model, and go up to Rs 13.92 for the high-spec trim (all, ex-showroom Delhi).
|S2||Rs 9.84 lakh|
|S4||Rs 9.78 lakh|
|S4+2WD||Rs 10.12 lakh|
|S4+ 4WD||Rs 11.33 lakh|
|S6+||Rs 11.15 lakh|
|S8 2WD||Rs 12.14 lakh|
|S10||Rs 12.82 lakh|
|S10+||Rs 13.92 lakh|
Mahindra introduced the automatic variant to the Scorpio carline in July 2015. Powering the AT version was the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that is good for 120bhp (at 4000rpm) and 280Nm (at 1800rpm-2800rpm). The Scorpio automatic was available only on the range-topping S10 trim with a 6-speed auto box. Other two powertrains include – a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and 2.5-litre CRDe diesel making 120bhp with 280Nm and 75bhp with 200Nm respectively. Read More About – New-generation Mahindra Scorpio
Talking about Mahindra’s future plan, the Pune-based carmaker is ready to bring in the facelifted KUV100, new-generation Thar, an all-new compact SUV (to rival Hyundai Creta), fully-fledged SUV (to rival Toyota Fortuner) and a MPV (to rival Toyota Innova Crysta). The company will also invest to establish new facility for manufacturing battery packs for electric vehicles. Currently, the Mahindra e2o and e-Verito are two electric cars from the home-grown carmaker in the country.