Mahindra Scorpio automatic launched from Rs. 13.13 lakh onwards
The recently launched Hyundai Creta became the first SUV in the segment to be offered with a diesel automatic variant. Soon after, Mahindra has entered the scene as well after they just launched the Scorpio automatic transmission officially in India at a starting price of Rs. 13.13 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Scorpio is now the only SUV in the segment to come with all-wheel drive as optional. Though it has just been launched officially, the company’s dealerships had started accepting bookings of the vehicle from the beginning of this month.
On the mechanical front, under the hood of the new Scorpio AT is the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that churns out 120 BHP at 4000 RPM and 280 Nm of torque between 1800-2800 RPM. Power is driven to either two or all-four wheels through a 6-speed self-shifting hydraulic transmission unit and the new launch is only available on the top-end S10 trim. Since this is the top-of-the-line variant, the 2015 Mahindra Scorpio Automatic is feature rich and comes with a 6-inch infotainment system (touchscreen), cool looking 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, tyre pressure monitoring system and a height adjustable driver’s seat.
On the safety front, the new Scorpio gets a lot of equipment as well including the likes of ABS with EBD, two airbags and panic brake indication. The upgraded chassis has a new cushion suspension with an anti-roll aid that helps in improving the ride quality and handling of the SUV. The Scorpio has always been a top-seller in the Indian car market and the new generation model only helps in making the case stronger. The upgraded interiors and fresh looking exteriors make it all the more desirable and thereby appeals to a broader audience base. The automatic will surely add on to this as there is not much competition in the same domain, except for the newly launched Creta. Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the 2015 Mahindra Scorpio AT variants are as follows:
• Scorpio AT 2WD – Rs. 13.13 lakhs
• Scorpio AT 4WD – Rs. 14.33 lakhs