The Scorpio facelift features a few cosmetic changes and a more powerful engine.
Mahindra has launched the refreshed Scorpio with prices starting at Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelifted SUV, that comes in seven-, eight- and nine-seater configurations, gets a few cosmetic changes on the outside and an engine tweaked for more power.
The highlight of the facelift is the more powerful engine that is available only on the higher-spec S7 and S11 trims. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit now develops 140hp (up by 20hp) at 3,750rpm and 320Nm (an increase of 40Nm) of peak torque at 1,500-2,800rpm. This engine is mated to a new six-speed manual transmission. Four-wheel drive is also available as an option on this engine.
The base S3 variant gets a 2523cc diesel motor that makes 75hp and 200Nm of torque while the mid-spec S5 and S7 come with a 120hp/280Nm version of the 2.2-litre mHawk engine. Both motors are mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
All the engines also come with a mild hybrid system that is meant to provide electrical assistance while accelerating, enhance fuel economy, use the brakes for energy regeneration and engage the start-stop function.
The exterior changes include a new grille design with seven slats, a tweaked front bumper, new projector headlamps, new round fog lamps, turn indicators on the wing mirrors, new 17-inch alloy wheels and a few styling changes at the rear including a new rear bumper, a new red theme for the LED tail-lamps, a new rear wiper and a new design for the tail gate.
The cabin of higher-spec variants now sport new faux leather upholstery, while the steering wheel and gear lever are also wrapped in the same. The touchscreen infotainment system that comes with navigation doubles as a rear parking camera, the driverâs side power window has an auto-up function and there are new cubbies near the gear for a 1-litre bottle and a mobile phone. Tech on the top-spec Scorpio includes cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic headlamps and wipers, automatic climate control and Mahindraâs Blue Sense app that allows for control of the infotainment system.
In terms of safety equipment, the SUV comes with dual-front airbags, ABS, a speed alert, an auto door lock function and a digital engine immobiliser.
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