Mahindra launches a new Scorpio variant called the S4+

New Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio S10 trim shown

Mahindra launched a new variant of the famous Scorpio. The S4+ variant is a 4WD Scorpio which will be available for consumers. The homegrown automobile major has packed in a number of safety features like ABS, EBD, front air bag, seatbelt warning indicator and follow me home headlamps. Mahindra has also introduced panic brake indicators, which would be useful for people following to take notice. Adding all these features in a model goes to show how serious Mahindra is with their safety. All these basic safety features are compulsory for all road vehicles abroad, but lacking in our country.

Before the excise duty on SUV’s was revised, the S4 was priced at 10.11 Lakh INR. One can expect the S4+ to be priced Rs. 50,000 higher than the S4 variant. Prices for the S4+ model have not yet been disclosed. Other features on the S4+ variant include power windows, hydraulic power steering, manual air conditioning, tilt adjustable steering wheel, front and rear 12V power socket. All the basic features have pretty much been covered. The outside of the car comes is graced by plastic cladding and black bumpers. The door handles are plastic, and the alloys have been replaced with steel wheel rims.

At the heart of the Scorpio is a 2.2L turbocharged 4 cylinder diesel engine that pumps out 122PS @ 4000 rpm and generates a torque of 280 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. All of this is managed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. 4WD can be engaged through the switchgear provided. It`s good that safety features are standardized all the way from the top-end variant to the entry-level vehicle. All the other companies should take note and start implementing this. It goes to show the Indian consumer is willing to pay a premium for basic safety features. The Mahindra Scorpio S4+ will surely have a lot of takers.

Price list of 2014 Scorpio ( ex-showroom, New Delhi) –

Mahindra Scorpio S2 – Rs. 8.69 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4 – Rs. 9.30 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 2WD – Rs. 9.71 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 4WD – Rs. 10.84 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S6 – Rs. 10.48 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S6+ – Rs. 10.79 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S8 – Rs.11.68 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S10 – Rs.12.32 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD – Rs. 13.45 lakh