2021 Mahindra Scorpio S3+ Price
The base variant does not even come with body-coloured bumpers (model pictured is not S3+ trim)

Mahindra has launched a new S3+ variant of the 2021 Scorpio with a price tag of Rs. 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

This new base variant is Rs. 69,000/- less expensive than the S5 variant, which sits above the S3+ and served as the entry-level trim until now.

However, what this means is the new base variant does without a few features. The front and rear bumpers and side cladding are unpainted and there is no foot step.

Also, it has unpainted ORVMs and outside door handles, like the S5 trim. It does come with LED tail lamps, bonnet scoop and follow-me-home headlamps though.

Inside, the seat upholstery is vinyl and the SUV does come with power windows and tilt steering adjustment. But, there is no bigger bottle holder and cup holder and Mahindra has also stripped off the auto door lock function.

Available in 7- and 9-seater options, the new S3+ trim is powered by a detuned version of the 2.2-litre mHawk 4-cylinder diesel engine. The motor now makes 120 BHP at 4000 RPM and 280 Nm from 1800-2800 RPM.

This is 20 HP and 39 Nm less than the output the same engine produces in the S5, S7, S9 and S11 variants. Also, the S3+ trim gets a 5-speed manual gearbox, rather than the 6-speed manual. But the micro hybrid tech is still there.

Thankfully, the 2021 Mahindra Scorpio S3+ price does get customers dual front airbags, ABS, panic brake indication, seat belt reminder and speed alert systems.

Riding on 17-inch rims wrapped with 235/65-section rubber, the Scorpio S3+ should help the model fetch more sales than it did last month (4083 units).

This is likely the last update the car gets and Mahindra’s attempt to push sales and clear the inventory, for it is expected to soon launch the much more modern replacement of the car, test mules of which have been spotted many a time.

Scorpio S3+Rs. 11.99 lakhs
Scorpio S5Rs. 12.68 lakhs
Scorpio S7Rs. 14.74 lakhs
Scorpio S9Rs. 15.37 lakhs
Scorpio S11Rs. 16.53 lakhs
All prices ex-showroom, Delhi
2017 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Exterior
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