Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Review & Test Drive

Mahindra Scorpio Overview

It has been a year of facelifts for Mahindra & Mahindra and when it comes to the Scorpio SUV even a small change makes enough noise to grab a buyer’s attention. Mahindra Scorpio has been a popular SUV ever since its inception in 2002 and has done decent sales in both urban and rural markets. The SUV has evolved with time with introduction of new generation, modern technologies and powerful engine. The current third generation Mahindra Scorpio recently received its 2017 model year facelift and Mahindra has ensured that its offering almost all new modern features to attract the buyers and so the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift have undergone subtle exterior and interior changes and receives a mechanical update too. View offers on Mahindra Cars from Mahindra dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Mahindra Scorpio Exterior

On the outside, Mahindra and Mahindra have not fiddled too much and the vehicle still seems to carry the same silhouette and proportions. The changes made in the new 2017 model include new LED daytime running lights, the radiator grille is upright and seems to be bolder than before. Scorpio also gets a new bumper with improved air dam, redesigned fog lamps, and new silver skid plates. Scorpio gets subtly reworked projector headlamps and ORVMs that now comes with integrated turn indicators. Like other facelifts, the side profile doesn’t get much of attention while the new alloy wheels is the only change we see.

At the back, Mahindra Scorpio gets new tailgate as well as revamped bumper, new wiper, and revised tail-lamp cluster. Overall, Mahindra Scorpio’s nip and tuck job has done enough to make the vehicle look more contemporary and also provides the hint of sophistication.

Mahindra Scorpio Interior

The SUV is extremely relevant to the current market situations and made to give a tough competition to its competitions. The key highlight of the Mahindra Scorpio interior is that it is given bench seat for the third row as well, along with a centre armrest. The seats are wrapped in faux leather upholstery, making the car cabin a better place than most of the cars with fabric upholstery.

The front dash section imparts pretty much of attractions as well. The centrally mounted 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system gets GPS satellite navigation. Barring the touch screen unit, the other systems on the dash get analogue dials along with a digital clock. The settings on the centre console are clean with good quality knobs and button bits. The top-end spec also gets automatic climate control along with a heater. There are two 12V power outlets as well.

Mahindra Scorpio Performance

The Mahindra Scorpio is available in a total of six variants with three engine trims. The base model gets a completely different engine, which is an m2DICR diesel engine making just a meagre 75 bhp power at 3,200 revs per minute and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1,400 revs per minute. The 2.2-litre tried-and-tested mHawk diesel engine is also added in the S5 and S7 grades, which produces a highest power of 120 bhp at 4,000 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 280 Nm at 1,800 revs per minute.

However, the range-topping S11 grades are powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk engine but with a new tuning that enables the engine to produce a maximum power of 140 bhp at 3,750 revolutions per minute along with a peak torque of 320 Nm at 1,500 revs per minute. The lower S3, S5 and S7 come with just the 2WD option, while the S11 is available in both 2WD as well as 4WD trims. There is a standard 5-speed manual transmission unit available in all the variants barring the 140 bhp S7 which gets a 6-speed unit. Mahindra Scorpio automatic is not offered as of now.

The Mahindra Scorpio offers a very impressive mileage which is one of the bests in the segment. With a fuel metre reading as 15.4 kmpl (ARAI certified), the SUV is definitely one of the most fuel-efficient big-sized SUVs in the market. The mileage figure is very much at par with the Mahindra Bolero, its own sibling.The base variant which is powered by 2,523cc, 4-cylinder m2DICR turbocharged diesel engine is able to deliver ARAI certified 16kmpl. On the other hand, 2,17 9cc mHawk turbocharger diesel returns 15.37kmpl. The same engine in different state of tunes in the higher variants delivers 15kmpl which is not bad either given the size of the SUV.

Mahindra Scorpio Driving

The Mahindra Scorpio is slowly turning out to be a beast in the affordable 7-seater SUV segment. It has a powerful engine working under the hood and if you are choosing the 140 bhp version, you can be assured that your car can pin down any SUV or MPV of the same price bracket while on the road. However, the base 75 bhp models seem to be a little dated in terms of the power. Being such a big car, it is smaller in power than many hatchbacks and the lack of enough power at your disposal will hurt your ride to some extent.Apart from that, the ride quality of the car is extremely good. The interior seating is comfortable and the annoying engine noise has been brought down considerably. The gear shifting is smooth and the acceleration is delightful too.

Mahindra Scorpio Safety

The new Mahindra Scorpio is a notch above in terms of braking capability. The car gets the latest Bosch ABS 9.1 system with bigger disc, bigger caliper and bigger brake pads, imparting confidence even when you are driving at high speed. Dual airbags and ABS are now standard fitments across all the variants save the base variant. The new platform makes the car crash-ready with energy absorbing crumple zones. Other safety features include engine immobilizer, central locking, and rain sensing wipers.

Mahindra Scorpio Cost in Mumbai

Mahindra Scorpio Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 9,39,957/- (Scorpio Getaway 2WD) to 16,65,513/- (Scorpio S11 4WD). Get best offers for Mahindra Scorpio from Mahindra Dealers in Mumbai. Check for Scorpio price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Mahindra Scorpio Round Up

With the introduction of the Mahindra Scorpio facelift, the company has managed to maintain its hold on the craze that has been existent for a long time. The SUV is powerful at heart and the same is complemented by the exterior design as well. Mahindra Scorpio on road price is equivalent to many crossover and 5-seater SUVs, which gives the Scorpio an edge over them.The SUV has been doing well since its launch, along with the Bolero, and the subsequent launches of the XUV500 or the TUV300 have not dented the sales in any sense. The popularity and preference of the car over the other 7-seaters are clearly visible in its sales figures. Buying a new Mahindra Scorpio means you are investing in a car that will pay you back with its immense mileage, attractive designing and a powerful heart under the bonnet. However, the base S3 model has an old engine fitted, which would feel incompetent compared to other cars in the segment.

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