Mahindra Scorpio: Old Vs New
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Besides an enhanced feature-list, the mid-life update gets a host of cosmetic and mechanical changes
The updated Mahindra Scorpio is finally amongst us and it promises to deliver the same ruggedness, which has been part of its core recipe ever since it was first conceived back in 2002. However, it also brings in new technology, cosmetic changes and substantial mechanical upgrades as well. To put things in perspective, let’s see how the Scorpio facelift differs from its predecessor in terms of exterior design, cabin comfort, under the bonnet, and also in terms of features and price
As you approach the car head-on, the very first thing you notice is the new seven-slot grille that, no matter how hard you try, still reminds you of Jeep’s grille design - specifically, the Compass’. Apart from that, the new bumper has been restyled and the fog lamps, which are bigger in size, have chrome garnishing around them. Apart from the new upper and lower grille with mesh-design inserts, there is also a new skid plate underneath.
Move over to the side and you’ll find new 17-inch alloy wheels. Apart from those, there are turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs). Its predecessor featured turn indicators on the side gills instead. The air extractors for the last set of side windows have also been tweaked. At the rear, the plastic cladding that surrounded the number plate has been given a miss. Instead, there is a rear number plate applique that houses the rear number plate lights and the rearview camera. The clear-lens tail lamps have been replaced by red-lens units. The rear bumper gets a redesigned footstep to complete the exterior styling changes.
Interior And Features
The fully-loaded version of the updated Scorpio gets a new dual-tone upholstery. Although the blue-grey colour theme remains, the fabric has been replaced by faux leather. Even the steering wheel and the gear lever are draped in the new upholstery. The cabin also gets a roof-mounted sunglasses holder and bigger cubbyholes, including a mobile holder.
On the features front, the Scorpio facelift comes with a reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, one-touch lane change indicator and one-pinch power window roll-up for the driver.
New Engine And Transmission Options
This is where the updated Scorpio really outshines its predecessor. In addition to the 120PS/280Nm state of tune, the same 2.2-litre mHAWK diesel engine is also available with 140PS/320Nm at its disposal. That’s 20PS/40Nm more and makes this iteration of the Scorpio the most powerful ever. There is also a new 6-speed manual transmission in the mix. However, Mahindra is only offering it with the more powerful motor.
With a new, more powerful engine under the bonnet and an enhanced feature-list, the updated Scorpio has received a bump in the asking price. However, the variant count has gone down from eight to just six. Moreover, the the variant nomenclature has changed, with odd number replacing the even ones. Here’s a look at the prices:
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Delhi||Variant||Ex-Showroom Delhi|
|S2||Rs 9.93 Lakh||S3||Rs 9.97 Lakh|
|S4||Rs 10.99 Lakh||S5||Rs 11.62 Lakh|
|S4+||Rs 11.47 Lakh||S7||Rs 12.69 Lakh|
|S4+ with 4WD||Rs 12.27 Lakh||S7 (140PS)||Rs 12.99 Lakh|
|S6+||Rs 12.54 Lakh||S11||Rs 14.79 Lakh|
|S8||Rs 13.65 Lakh||S11 with 4WD||Rs 16.01 Lakh|
|S10||Rs 14.34 Lakh||-||-|
|S10 with 4WD||Rs 15.56 Lakh||-||-|
To clear the air further, here’s the variant-wise engine-transmission combination that you get with the revamped Scorpio:
|S3||2.5-litre m2DICR - 75PS/200Nm||5-Speed Manual|
|S5||2.2-litre mHAWK - 120PS/280Nm||5-Speed Manual|
|S7||2.2-litre mHAWK - 120PS/280Nm||5-Speed Manual|
|S7 (140PS)||2.2-litre mHAWK - 140PS/320Nm||6-Speed Manual|
|S11||2.2-litre mHAWK - 140PS/320Nm||6-Speed Manual|
|S11 with 4WD||2.2-litre mHAWK - 140PS/320Nm||6-Speed Manual|
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