Mahindra has launched the Scorpio facelift with cosmetic upgrades and mechanical tweaks in India priced at Rs9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelift comes three years after it received a generation change in 2014 and will act as a buffer until the all-new generation Scorpio launches sometime in 2020. The facelift encompasses subtle cosmetic upgrades, a more powerful engine and some new bits to it. Here is all you need to know about the new Scorpio.
1. Price & Variants
Changes to the updated Scorpio are subtle in aesthetic terms, though it gets prominent tweaks on the mechanical front. The company has also changed the variant names and the new Scorpio is available broadly in 4 grades-S3, S5, S7 and S11. The S3 variant is priced at Rs 9.97 lakh, whereas the S5 trim is available for Rs 11.61 lakh. As we move up in the line-up, the S7 120 & S7 140 trims are priced at Rs 12.69 lakh and 12.99 lakh respectively. While the S11 can be had for Rs 14.78 lakh and its 4WD variant is priced slightly higher at Rs 16.01 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Mahindra XUV300 To Challenge Maruti Vitara Brezza
2. A More Powerful Engine
One of the significant changes on the Mahindra Scorpio 2018 facelift is the uprated 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner that comes only with the top-sec S7 (140) and S11 trims. The diesel unit has been calibrated to put out 18bhp of additional power, taking the total output to 138bhp. Mahindra has also tuned the engine for higher torque that has gone up by 40Nm to 320Nm. While the S5& S7 (120) gradescontinue using the same 120bhp, 280Nm version of the oil burner, power on the base S3 variantis derived from the 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 75bhp against 200Nm of torque. Read – New Mahindra MPV Is Coming Soon
3. Gets A New Auto Box
The Scorpio facelift continues using the conventional 5-speed manual unit that is available with the S3, S5 and S7 (120) variants. There is a new 6-speed manual unit that comes only with the top-spec S7 4WD and S11 variants. Read – Mahindra S201 Compact SUV Engine Details Leaked
4. Cosmetic Changes
Styling updates to the exterior include a new chrome finished seven-slat grille inspired by Imperio pick-up,reworked bumper, restyled headlamp cluster, larger foglamps and new cladding around bumper.At the side, it gets alloy wheels and new ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators. Rear too gets new bits such as reworked tailgate with chrome applique and new red lens LED taillamps. Check Out – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
5. Additional Kit On the Inside
Insides too receive a bunch of new bits for a premium look. The use of faux leather around seats, steering wheel and gear lever adds to the premium quotient. There is a new roof mounted sunglass holder and additional utility points for storage. In terms of equipment, the new Scorpio gets a 6.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth/CD/DVD/USB/Aux. Additionally, there is a GPS navigation system (in 10 languages), steering mounted audio and cruise controls, auto window roll-up and driver information system.