The Mahindra Scorpio is an SUV offered by the Indian carmaker in two diesel engine options viz a 2.2-litre mHawk and a 2.5-litre m2DICR. Both these engine options are BS4 complaint. The m2DICR is available only in the base S3 version and the other two versions have the mHawk engines. Power and torque generated by the 2.5-litre engine stand at 75 hp and 200 Nm. The mHawk engine sheds out 120 hp and 280 Nm in the S5 and S7 variants while in the S7 and top end S11 trims, the mill cranks out 140 hp of power and 320 Nm of torque. The new 2017 Mahindra Scorpio comes with micro-hybrid technology. The SUV comes with five-speed manual transmission while the top end S7 trim has a six-speed manual unit. The S11 model comes with an optional shift-on-fly 4WD.
Shift-on-the-fly all-wheel-drive system is easy to use
6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS in 10 languages.
Bump in power and torque with present figures at 140 hp and 320 Nm.
Exterior design of the Mahindra Scorpio is dominating and it measures 4,456 mm in length and 1,820 mm in width. The height of the S3 variant is 1,930 mm while that of the other three variants is 1,995 mm. The wheelbase of the Mahindra Scorpio is 2,680 mm and it has a minimum turning radius of 5.4 metres for the two-wheel drive versions. The all-wheel driver versions have a turning radius of 5.65 metres.
The Mahindra Scorpio has a huge feature list for the higher variants. It has 2 DIN audio system with CD, USB and AUX connectivity. The top end S11 version gets a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that also supports Bluetooth connectivity and streaming and has navigation in 10 different languages. This trim also gets a tyre pressure monitoring system which Mahindra calls as Tyre Tronics. Apart from this, the higher variants also get sliding second-row seats for added space in the third row. Except for the base S3 trims, all models feature follow me headlamps which aids to the safety of an occupant after he/she has deboarded the vehicle.
Powering the Mahindra Scorpio are two diesel engine options viz a 2.5 litre m2DICR and a 2.2 litre mHawk. Power and torque generated by the mHawk engines is 120 hp and 280 Nm in the S5 and S7 variants. The engine in the S7 trim also comes in a high power avatar, which along with the top end S11 version churns out respective power and torque of 140 hp and 320 Nm. All the engine options are BS-IV compliant and have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency and the Mahindra Scorpio has a reasonable torque band that makes it easy to drive on highways.
The transmission on the Mahindra Scorpio can be opted in two manual options. The S3, S5 and S7 trims get a five-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the high power output S7 and the top end S11 version receive a new six-speed manual gearbox that has been introduced for the first time in the Scorpio. The S11 variant has a shift-on-fly all-wheel drive system that shifts the vehicle from a rear wheel drive to a four-wheel drive where all four wheels drive the vehicle. This system is apt for owners looking at off roading with the Mahindra Scorpio. Although the system has an electronic switch, the transfer case is a mechanical one.
Safety is paramount for Mahindra and the Scorpio comes with dual front airbags on the S5, S7 and S11 variants. Other safety features that are available in higher variants are ABS (Anti-locking Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, panic brake indication and auto door lock.
The Mahindra Scorpio has a rated fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl for the m2DICR engine and 15.4 kmpl for the mHawk 2.2 litre diesel unit. These figures are competitive for the SUV.