Mahindra has always ruled the UV segment when it comes to sales. The ageing Bolero still remains at the top while the new Scorpio too managed to get good sales.
Mahindra upgraded the Scorpio after more than a decade and launched the second generation of the SUV last month. The new Scorpio received a very good response thanks to the fact that it is very, very significantly improved over the previous version. The chassis is new, the body panels are redesigned, the interiors are a step forward and a lot of features have been added. The new Mahindra Scorpio is a good package despite the fact that the styling isn’t as good as the outgoing version.
So, Mahindra managed to receive 6060 bookings for the Scorpio within five days of launch and now that is a very good thing. In September 2013, the Scorpio managed 4345 sales and it was ranked at the fourth position in UV sales. The Ford EcoSport which was at second place last year has now been replaced by the Scorpio in the same position. Apart from the Scorpio, the Mahindra Bolero too has always been a good performer. The UV has always bagged the top position in sales charts in this segment and in September it secured 8541 sales.
Other competitors in this segment are the Toyota Innova which is the MUV market leader, the Maruti Ertiga which is closely following the Innova and finally the recently-launched Honda Mobilio. The Renault Duster has been left behind by competition and the market is soon going to witness many new UVs and compact UVs which will make this fight even more interesting.
It is good to see that the second generation Mahindra Scorpio got such a good start. The vehicle is powered by a 2.2-litre engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The oil burner gives out 121 PS of power and 280 Nm of torque. The Scorpio also gives an ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency of 15.37 km/l. The SUV is priced from Rs. 7.98-11.46 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).