Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched the Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid at a sticker price of Rs. 12.84 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom price without Octroi, Navi Mumbai, BS4) in the country. Being based on the top-end S10-2WD (manual transmission) model, Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid would be available from July 2016 onwards. Intelli-Hybrid is currently available on the following variants of Scorpio with the 2.2 Litre mHAWK engine: S4, S4+, S4+ 4wd, S6+, S8, S10 2WD (manual transmission), S10 4WD (manual transmission).
Speaking about the introduction of Scorpio with Intelli-Hybrid, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “As an organisation that places keen emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, across every process and product, we are proud to introduce mild hybrid technology on the Scorpio. By reducing fuel consumption, Intelli-Hybrid helps Scorpio owners contribute towards a cleaner and greener tomorrow." As India’s first SUV with mild hybrid capability, the Scorpio has many ‘firsts’ to its name. Scorpio was India’s first talking car with Voice Messaging System, the first in its class with a CRDe engine and with a 6-speed Automatic Transmission and the first to offer Micro Hybrid start-stop technology.
Speaking about the Intelli-Hybrid system, reduces fuel consumption by up to 7% by assisting the engine with electric power during acceleration, automatically switching the engine off while the vehicle is stationary (start-stop) and re-using brake energy, which would otherwise be wasted, to charge the battery. The mild hybrid technology uses Motor Assist, Electronic Start Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration. The home-grown automaker had launched the eVerito sedan last month at an introductory price of Rs. 9.50 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). It was the country's first all-electric sedan, which also benefitted from the Indian Government's FAME initiative.