Find out everything in detail about the popular SUV, Mahindra Scorpio in this expert review.
Mahindra Scorpio has been ruling the SUV segment in India for nearly two decades now. The popular SUV equally admired by the urbanites as well as countryside fellas, Scorpio is known for its consistency and ruggedness. The best-selling vehicle in the home-grown utility vehicle makers portfolio, it has been received multiple updates till now. The SUV offers immense practicality and space alongside unwavering performance under diverse road conditions. Owing to its versatility and reliability alongside go-anywhere capability aspect it has no direct rival in its segment.
Currently, the 2020 BSVI Scorpio is made available in four variants – S5, S7, S9, and S11 – and four shades namely Pearl White, Molten Red, Napoli Black and Dsat Silver. Mahindra Scorpio is presented in 7, 8 and 9-seater layouts and is integrated with advance tech and many modern features. So let’s know in detail what all it offers in each respective section below.
Mahindra Scorpio Price
The macho SUV from the utility major is priced between Rs 12.42 – Rs 16.27 Lakh. The Scorpio range opens with the base S5 and S7 variant at Rs 12.42 lakh and Rs 14.48 lakh. Moreover, the mid variant S9 is priced at Rs 15.11 lakh, while the top-end S11 variant commands the tag of Rs 16.27 lakh. All prices are of ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Mahindra Scorpio Engine & Performance
Powering the muscular Mahindra SUV is the 2.2L, mHawk, 4-cylinder 4V CRDi tech engine. The 2179cc displacement diesel engine gives out 138.13bhp of maximum power at 3750rpm and highest torque value of 320Nm at 1500-2800rpm. The refined diesel engine of the Scorpio is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Mahindra Scorpio Exterior & Dimension
The sturdily built Scorpio carries an imposing emergence thanks to its large dimensions and elevated stance. Its imposing chrome accentuated grille at front catches the eye wherever it goes and leaves a commanding impression. The current generation 2020 Mahindra Scorpio receives big bonnet and large projector headlamps with LED eyebrow shaped design. Moreover, the stylish fog lamp housing and classy bonnet scoop on the hood provides a premium feel and calls for a powerful statement. The sides see a bold appearance in the form of blinker integrated ORVMs and solid-looking alloy wheels. The Scorpio rear is kept simple and clean yet quite organised. The sleek red tail lamp design and wide tailgate with chrome insertion provide a feel of plushness.
When it comes to dimensions the 2020 Scorpio witnesses no change and stands with familiar measurements reading 4456mm (length), 1820mm (width), 1995mm (height) and 2680mm (wheelbase).
Mahindra Scorpio Interiors & Features
The cabin shares capacious space and can seat 7 occupants with ease. The interior is nicely done and provides a neat feel overall. The high seating position, wide windscreen and other convenience elements in the front row make it a driver-oriented car.
The plush cabin features dark theme with (black and blue shades) and faux leather seats. The dashboard design is welcoming and positioning of the centre console switches is just right. Enhancing the premium feel in the cabin is the silver accented leather-wrapped steering and gear knob. The first and second-row seats are comfortable and offer enough headroom, knee room and legroom, while the last row struggles a bit with legroom space. The list of convenience and engagement elements include 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, GPS, Android Auto and Apple Carplay (S9 and S11) drive seat-height adjust, reverse parking camera, driver armrest, voice assist system, Intellipark, steering mounted audio and cruise control buttons, auto temperature control, follow-me headlamps, anti-pinch windows, 12V power outlets and others.
Mahindra Scorpio Safety
The Mahindra cars are always built to last and Scorpio is no different. The SUV features many vital safety elements like dual airbags, panic braking indication, ABS, speed alert, collapsible steering column and engine immobiliser as standard across variants. Some more include manual/remote central locking, rear wash and wiper, reverse parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and more.
Mahindra Scorpio Mileage
The turbocharged diesel engine of Mahindra Scorpio is very frugal and offers high fuel economy. The manually driven SUV delivers a mileage of up to 16.36kmpl.
Mahindra Scorpio Rivals
The Scorpio is based on the ladder-frame chassis and currently has no direct contender in its segment. However, in its price bracket, it competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, etc.
The major reason for its growing fondness and popularity has been its balanced performance in city/highways and on the off-roads. Despite being a brute powered engine (2.2L mHAWK) it offers light clutch and nice low-end torque, ideal for city use. Considering the responsive drivability, road presence, upright built quality, decent feature-list on offer this go-anywhere vehicle seconds no other in its category. The 7-seater, value for money Scorpio also offers proper shift-on-the-fly 4WD system like the many above-segment SUVs, which many lack in its segment.