Mahindra Scorpio Facelift to be launched today

2017 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Launched In India; Price Starts At ₹ 9.97 Lakh

2017 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Launched In India; Price Starts At ₹ 9.97 Lakh

The most interesting update has been made to the engine which now makes about 18 bhp more and Mahindra has also introduced a new Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Under the hood, the new Scorpio gets the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which has been retuned to deliver 140PS (20PS more) of power and 320Nm (30Nm more) of torque in the top (S11) variant. Mahindra Scorpio facelift would will be available at Mahindra dealerships starting November 14, 2017 in six variants: S3 (75 bhp), S5, S7 (120 bhp), S7 (140 bhp), S11 (140 bhp) and S11 (140 bhp with 4WD).

The variant line-up has been revised as well, and power and torque will now vary variant-wise. The 2018 Scorpio facelift gets the same 140 BHP 2.2-litre unit that also powers the XUV500. Mahindra claims that it has also improved the NVH levels on the Scorpio and the SUV now comes with new 6th generation Borg Warner Turbo Charger and 9.1 Bosch ABS. Mahindra now also offers faux skid plate for both front and rear bumper.

Mahindra Scorpio facelift would be offered in five attractive colour options, namely, new Pearl White (Only in S11), Diamond White (Except S11), Napoli Black, D Sat Silver and Molten Red. As for the side profile, it boasts of redesigned ORVMs with integrated side turn indicators, while riding on new alloy wheels. The rear end also comes with some considerable changes and the biggest change is the revised tailgate that now traded the stylish black element for a chrome slat at the centre. The most significant improvement comes in the form of a more powerful engine.

The cabin has also gone through some considerable changes and now instead of the side facing jump seats, you get a proper bench seat for the third row and that too with a centre armrest. A bigger roof-mounted spoiler and a revised bumper is also part of the updates. Tech on the top-spec Scorpio includes cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic headlamps and wipers, automatic climate control and Mahindra's Blue Sense app that allows for control of the infotainment system.

The new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift comes with a host of new features. The Tata Safari Storme remains its arch-rival as before, along with other compact SUVs such as the Renault Duster, Captur and the Hyundai Creta.