Mahindra & Mahindra, the homegrown automajor, has silently introduced a new variant of its Scorpio SUV in the country. The new variant is S4+, which comes loaded with added safety and security features in form of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, panic brake indication, seatbelt reminder lamp and auto lock while driving. The S4+ grade also has an optional shift-on-fly four-wheel drive system.
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ also comes loaded with follow-me-home headlamps. Other notable additions, inside the cabin, are power window switches on the door panels and a bottle holder and cup holder. The company website shows that it has discontinued the shift-on-fly four-wheel drive system from the standard S4 variant. Mahindra had launched the new Scorpio in October and it received overwhelming response from the buyers across the nation. It was launched in a total of 6 variants - S2, S4, S6, S6+, S8 and S10. It was launched in price range of Rs. 7.98-11.46 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai). The S4+ variant doesn't wear any cosmetic or mechanical changes, except for the addition of aforementioned safety features.
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ in-houses a 2.2L, 4-cylinder, mHawk diesel motor which returns a decent power of 120 bhp and torque of 280Nm. It is being coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. Interestingly, the company has also added front passenger airbag to its S6+ variant, which till now used to have a driver's airbag only. Mahindra is also planning to introduce the Scorpio with automatic gearbox, and the same has been spied testing a couple of times on the Indian roads. It seems that company doesn't want to leave any stone unturned to make the Scorpio the most complete and affordable SUV in the country.