The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio facelift will be offered in 5 variants with a new naming nomenclature debuting for the popular SUV. With the launch scheduled for the 25th of this month, dealers have started to accept pre-bookings.
You read it first on MotorBeam. Mahindra has commenced bookings of the new Scorpio facelift which will be launched on 25th September 2014. The automaker calls the new model as the “New Generation Scorpio”. The 2015 Mahindra Scorpio will be offered in 5 variants – S2, S4, S6, S8 and S10. The new Scorpio isn’t just a cosmetic job, it features a new hydroformed chassis but the construction is the same ladder-frame. Among other mechanical changes is the all new 5-speed gearbox (on the mHawk engined model) which is expected to be much smoother in shifts than before.
Mahindra will offer the “New Generation Scorpio” in 5 colours – Fiery Black, Mist Silver and Diamond White with two new colours now added to the palette – Regal Blue and Molten Red. The vehicle is offered with two engine options which are the same as before. The 2.5-litre m2DiCr motor outputs 75 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque. This engine is rated by ARAI to deliver 14 km/l and the claimed 0-60 km/hr time is a lethargic 11.2 seconds. The other engine is the 2.2-litre mHawk unit which outputs 120 BHP and 290 Nm of torque. The ARAI mileage is rated at 15.4 km/l while 0-60 km/hr takes 5.7 seconds as per the company.
Mahindra has changed the variant nomenclature on the new Scorpio to bring it in line with its other models like the XUV500 (W4, W6, W8). The old Scorpio was offered in EX, LX, SLE and VLX trims. Mahindra offers both 2 and 4-wheel drive versions of the Scorpio. The vehicle is available in 7, 8 and 9 seater configurations with the 9-seater having side facing seats and the 7 seater offered in either side facing or captain seat layout.
2015 Mahindra Scorpio Variants –
Mahindra Scorpio S2 – This is the base variant of the new Scorpio and is offered with the m2DiCr engine, it’s available in 7 seater (side facing) and 9 seater configurations.
Mahindra Scorpio S4 – This is the base variant of the new Scorpio with the mHawk engine, it’s offered in 7 seater (side facing) and 9 seater options.
Mahindra Scorpio S6 – This variant gets a 2-DIN audio system and the exterior gets the body coloured treatment. It is available in 7 seater (side facing) and 9 seater layouts.
Mahindra Scorpio S8 – This variant of the Scorpio gets dual airbags and ABS as standard. It also gets alloy wheels. It’s offered in 7 seater (side facing or captain seat) and 8 seater options.
Mahindra Scorpio S10 – This is the fully loaded variant of the new Scorpio and gets a plethora of equipment including dual airbags, ABS, alloy wheels (which are offered on the S8) along with steering mounted audio and cruise control buttons, rain and light sensors, reverse parking assist, touch-screen infotainment system and Micro-Hybrid technology. The seating options are the same as the Scorpio S8 variant.