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7,91,453  - 13,05,000

EMI 16,816/mo (calculate)

Well, certainly our opinion doesn't count here as it is the most loved SUV in the country with already more than 4.5 Lakh units on roads...

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Pros

  • Diesel refinement is top class
  • Huge list of features
  • strong road presence

Cons

  • Styling can split opinion
  • Handling still not upto class leaders
  • Ergonomics not good
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"Mahindra Scorpio is an ok drive I am using new Scorpio since 6 months till now and so far no makor problem is faced by me. The engine is responsive and powerful you can feel the power with only with a touch of accelerator pedal. I've been to off-road tracks a couple of time and this car doesn't...

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Overview

Mahindra & Mahindra, the homegrown automajor ends the anxiety of numerous auto enthusiasts with the next-gen Scorpio. The Scorpio SUV has been the spearhead of company's artillery for over a decade, as of now. The 2014 Scorpio has nothing to do with its predecessor, at least in terms of exterior appearance. It has been modified thoroughly at the front and the rear to distinguish it from the predecessor. Being the most loved Mahindra vehicle in the country as over 4.5 Lakhs units have been sold till date, it is based on an all new Hydroformed ladder-frame chassis. The variant nomenclature was also modified and as launched in 6 variants, the variant names are S2, S4, S6, S6 Plus, S8 and S10.

The SUV is being offered with three different seating arrangements - 7-seat, 8-seat and 9-seat. In fact, the top-of-the-range S8 and S10 variants are also available with optional middle row captain chairs. The interior cabin was upgraded as well, taking several cues from the elder sibling and company's flagship vehicle - The XUV 500. Mahindra started taking the pre-orders for the new Scorpio via E-commerce portal - Snapdeal, at a token amount of Rs. 21000 - A first for any car in India. Needless to mention, the updated Scorpio was also upmarket in terms of safety and security of the occupants. It is being presented with only two engines - 2.5-liter four-cylinder diesel (m2DiCr), only on offer with base variant S2 and 2.2-liter four-cylinder mHawk, being available with rest of the variants. Surprisingly, the company didn't opt for any automatic transmission for the SUV. However, made-to-order basis all-wheel-drive system is on offer with S4 and S10 variants.

Interior

Step inside the Scorpio facelift and there is hardly anything that an individual can relate with the previous model. The cabin seems to be extremely advanced and up-market, with an array of never-seen-before sophisticated and contemporary features. To begin with, the SUV has an all-new dual tone black and beige dashboard with new blue-grey interior scheme. The conventional and old-fashioned faux-wooden finish for AC vents and centre console have gone for a toss in favour of new chrome finished A/C vents and premium looking centre console and needless to say, both these upgrades lift the overall ambiance of the cabin tremendously. The new centre console displays all vital informations' related to gear position, trip distance, fuel and temperature. There is a new steering wheel with audio controls and cruise control mounted on it which is being sourced directly from the elder sibling XUV 500.

Vouching for decent comfort and convenience inside the cabin, viola! New Mahindra Scorpio comes loaded with an array of such dynamic features which rejuvenates an individual inside out. Some of the prominent ones present in the SUV are Fully automatic temperature control (FATC), Height adjustable driver's seat, Front centre arm rest, 12V accessory sockets for front and middle rows, Smart rain and light sensors and Reverse parking sensors. By no means, Mahindra intends to hurt the sentiments of music and technology lovers as it has incorporated a new Hi-Tech 6-inch touch screen infotainment system with inbuilt GPS Navigation/Bluetooth/CD/DVD/USB/Aux in the top-end variant S10. However, the mid-level variants like S6, S6+ and S8 haven't been left out as they consist of a 2 Din Audio System with CD/USB/AUX with speakers and tweeters as standard features. On the contrary, the entry-level variant S2 seems to be quite lacklustre and impotent as it barely boasts anything in terms of comfort and convenience stuff.

Mileage

Mahindra has boosted the mileage significantly with the next generation Scorpio as it now delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 15.37kmpl as compared to the 11.2kmpl of previous generation SUV. Although, the SUV may not be able to return exact 15.37kmpl as claimed by the company but it won't go down than 12kmpl, even in thick traffic of city driving. With an exceptional power of 120 bhp, the mileage of around 12-15kmpl is just like a red cherry on the cake.

Performance and Handling

It won't be an understatement if the Scorpio facelift is being said the most technological advanced SUV amidst its domain with best ride quality and handling. The handling has witnessed a quantum leap due to the shortened turn radius of 5.4m as opposed to the previous model which had a rather large turning radius of 5.7m. The hydraulic power steering with collapsible steering column and tilt function is as effortless as one would see in a premium luxury SUV. Also, the all-new ladder frame chassis and cushion suspension technology have made a lot of difference in the riding department. The Double wishbone type, independent front coil spring as the front suspension while Multi-link coil spring with anti-roll bar at the rear takes care of the potholes and ensures a comfortable journey. The Scorpio was always a performer, whatsoever the terrain is and with the new iteration, it gets better and better with its impeccable tenacity and agility. The Scorpio variants achieve the 100kmph mark from standstill in a sub 15-second time with the top speed being around 160kmph mark.

Competitors: Mahindra Scorpio has always been a dominant force in the entry-level SUV segment in the country since its launch in 2002. It has always had a fierce competition with the Tata Safari, but as time progresses there comes more rivals and same is in the case of Scorpio. The new Scorpio, apart from the Tata Safari, would lock horns with the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano; though, both these foes are only 5-seater but they are threatening and hold enough firepower to challenge the mighty Scorpio.

Competitors

Mahindra Scorpio has always been a dominant force in the entry-level SUV segment in the country since its launch in 2002. It has always had a fierce competition with the Tata Safari, but as time progresses there comes more rivals and same is in the case of Scorpio. The new Scorpio, apart from the Tata Safari, would lock horns with the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano; though, both these foes are only 5-seater but they are threatening and hold enough firepower to challenge the mighty Scorpio.

Exterior

Mahindra Scorpio facelift has been given an extensive makeover, albeit maintaining the menace and aggression that the predecessor used to flaunt nonchalantly. The new Scorpio appears even better due to the addition of advanced and up-market equipments. The front fascia boasts all new elements in form of twin rectangular projector headlamps with integrated daytime running LEDs, chrome finished new hexagonal grille, redesigned bumper and new Bonnet Scoop with ‘low drag intake’ design. The new bumper is accompanied well by the silver skid plate and also, the dual fog units integrated with in the bumper accentuate the overall appearance of the SUV. However, the majority of aforesaid elements such as LED, front grille with chrome accents, body colored bumpers, and silver skid plate are on offer with the top-of-the-trim variants - S8 and S10.

As for the side profile, the designing cues have been retained from the predecessor, except for the newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and front fenders vent. At the rear, Scorpio facelift has an all new LED tail-lamp cluster and redesigned tailgate with grab handles above the light cluster for better ingress. Due to this, the rear windscreen is a tad smaller as compared to the one present in the previous generation model. The number plate too has been moved a notch higher accommodating space for the rear bumper. Also, the new stylish 2 tone rear appliqué provides the rear fascia a distinct appearance. The new Scorpio is being offered with five chic colors - Diamond White, Fiery Black, Mist Silver, New Molten Red and New Regal Blue.

Engine & Transmission

Mahindra Scorpio continues to draw power from the engines that were on offer with the previous generation Scorpio. The base variant S2 comes loaded with 2.5L, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged m2DICR engine which is good enough for a maximum power output of 75 bhp at 3200rpm and peak torque performance of 200Nm on tap between 1400rpm to 2200rpm. All the other variants in the Scorpio variant range in-house a 2.2L, 4-cylinder, Variable Geometry Turbocharger with Intercooler mHawk engine which rakes in a massive power of 120 bhp at 4000rpm with a top torque performance of 280Nm at 1800-2800rpm.

The company has discontinued the traditional 5-speed gearbox and introduced an all-new 5MT320 gearbox for smooth gear shifting. This new 5-speed manual transmission is mated to all the variants of the Scorpio line-up. However, for the time being, there ain't any automatic transmission on offer with the Scorpio but the company would certainly launch it later or sooner. Mahindra Scorpio is also on offer with an all-wheel-drive system with the S4 and S10 variants, albeit on order-to-made basis.

Braking and Safety

New Mahindra Scorpio is comprised with caliper type ventilated disc brakes at the front while at the rear, drum brakes are present. In addition to this primary braking system, there comes Anti-lock Braking system as secondary braking system for immediate and emergency braking purposes. Although, ABS ain't a standard safety feature across the entire variant range but it is available S6+ trim onward on the new SUV. The company has offered dual front airbags as safety feature, albeit with top-of-the-trims - S8 and S10. However, the S6+ trim comes loaded with a front driver side airbag as standard feature. In addition, there are side intrusions beams for added safety; but, what irony, the entry-level S2 variant is even deprived of them.

A special mention goes to Mahindra's Voice assist system which timely keeps reminding the driver regarding the door ajar, seat belt warning, low brake fluid, and fuel on reserve. It is on offer with S6 grade onward as standard feature. Also, one gets to see the Tyre-tronics system with the new Scorpio which is an indispensable safety feature as it keeps on updating the driver about the exact air pressure and temperature in each tyre. Apart from the aforementioned features, there are a few more features which ensure the safety of the occupants as well as vehicle, directly or indirectly. These features are Digital immobilizer, Anti theft warning, Seat belt reminder lamp, Speed alert, and Auto door lock while driving.

What we think

Well, certainly our opinion doesn't count here as it is the most loved SUV in the country with already more than 4.5 Lakh units on roads. And, Mahindra has managed to wheel out a peach of a SUV yet again, even bettering its interior cabin, exterior appearance and performance. The all-new Scorpio is just peculiar all the way starting from the muscular looks, premium features and improved fuel efficiency. If you are a SUV lover with high adrenaline pumping off-roading and adventure as hobby, then Scorpio facelift will blow your mind and chuff you to bits, I assure.