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2017 Mahindra Scorpio buying guide

2017 Mahindra Scorpio buying guide

Thursday 16 November 2017, 10:42 AM by Desirazu Venkat

The Mahindra Scorpio has been around for 15 years now and in that time has gained fame for various reasons both on the good side and bad side. For more than a decade, the Scorpio was the king as it created a whole new kind of appeal that had never existed before and became a popular choice for those who wanted to make a statement.

The Mahindra Scorpio has gone through three generations of change and the 2017 model that has been launched is a facelift for the third generation that was launched in 2014. Here then, are the highs and lows of buying this recently updated SUV.

The good
This updated Scorpio gets a revised face and grille which hasn’t changed its appearance all that much, but is more than enough for the car to be called an update. It also gets all the features that are considered standard in this part of the market.
Where the Scorpio manages to score is on presence. It’s a large car with a high roofline and in this third generation mid-life update, it is loaded with quite a bit of chrome ensuring that you will not miss it. Thanks to the side-facing third row seats, you can take eight people with you. It now gets the 2.2-litre diesel mill from the XUV500 and at present there is only the six-speed manual, but we believe that the XUVs six-speed AT will be offered soon.

The bad
The top heavy body indicates that it’s a handful to handle and can be quite unnerving when you are speeding. What’s more, the interiors of the Scorpio are a love-hate affair- nothing in between. There is no petrol option and this shuts out the Scorpio to a lot of buyers who don’t drive much, but want something with lots of presence and guaranteed to turn eye balls.

The best variant to buy
The S7 140 2WD variant which is priced at Rs 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) and comes with all the safety features, climate control and a 2-DIN music system with all the connectivity options.

Quick facts
Price range
Diesel- Rs 9.97 lakhs to Rs 16.01 lakhs

Diesel 2.5-litre 74bhp@3200rpm and 200Nm@1400rpm
Diesel 2.2-litre 120bhp@4000rpm and 280Nm@1800rpm
Diesel 2.2-litre 140- 140bhp@3750rpms and 320Nm@1500rpm
Gearbox- five-speed manual, six-speed manual

The Mahindra Scorpio is the first product that Mahindra had developed in-house.

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