The Scorpio’s 2.2 mHawk engine has always been one of the SUV’s biggest highlights. Refined and smooth for a big diesel engine, strong low-end response and great drivability were the plus points that endeared it to many. However, rev it hard and the strain would become quite apparent as the engine ran out of breath. This lack of top-end performance was quite evident, especially if you are driving and overtaking at highway speeds. Incidentally, many Scorpio customers too responded with a similar feedback.
- As a result of the Scorpio now has a new, more powerful engine variant. Mahindra has re-tuned the same 2.2-litre mHawk engine to now develop 140hp and 320Nm of torque, bringing the Scorpio to a similar level of performance as the current XUV500; though, the latter is expected to get a performance upgrade soon, which will further bump up its power.
- The much-anticipated Mahindra Scorpio facelift today officially went on sale in India priced at ₹ 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Mahindra has revised the variant names as well and SUV will primarily come in four variants – S3, S5, S7, and S11 and the top-end model with 4WD is priced at ₹ 16.01 lakh.
- The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift comes with some noticeable cosmetic updates along with a host of new feature additions, made mainly to the cabin. The most interesting update has been made to the engine which now makes about 20 bhp more and Mahindra has also introduced a new 6-speed manual gearbox.
Here’s all you need to know about the Mahindra Scorpio facelift
1.The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio largely remains similar to the previous model and most of the exterior changes are mainly superficial.
2.The Mahindra Scorpio facelift’s variants have received a complete overhaul and new names as well. Now, the SUV primarily comes in four variants – S3, S5, S7, and top-of-the-line S11. The base model S3 gets the company’s older m2DICR engine, while the remaining trims get the tried and tested 2.2-litre mawk engine.
3.The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine comes in two states of tune – a 120 bhp version and a tuned 140 bhp version. The former version develops 280 Nm of peak torque, while the more powerful version develops 320 Nm of peak torque. The base model S3, on the other hand, gets the older m2DICR engine that makes 75 bhp.
4.Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox in the S3, S5, and S7 (120 bhp) and a new 6-speed manual gearbox for the S7 (140 bhp) and the S11. As opposed to our expectation, the Scorpio facelift doesn’t get an automatic option yet.
5.The SUV comes with a new 7-slot grille with chrome accents, revised headlamp cluster, redesigned bumper, larger foglamps, and additional bumper cladding.
6.The new Mahindra Scorpio comes with alloy wheels, new ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators, newly redesigned tailgate with chrome applique and new sleek red lens LED tail lamps.
7.The cabin of the Mahindra Scorpio also comes with plush interiors with faux leather seats, faux leather wrapped steering and gear lever, new roof mounted sunglass holder and more storage spaces.
8.The updated model comes with a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB/ Aux. The SUV also gets GPS navigation in 10 languages, Driver information system, Steering mounted audio & cruise controls and auto window roll-up.
9.Mahindra claims that it has also worked upon the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) level of the updated Scorpio, thus offering quieter cabin.
10.On the safety front, the Mahindra Scorpio facelift comes with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS), collapsible steering column and side intrusion beams, panic brake indication, engine immobilizer, etc.