New 2014 Mahindra Scorpio: All you need to know

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The new 2014 Mahindra Scorpio has been launched today and is priced attractively between Rs 7.98 lakh for the base S2 variant and Rs 11.46 lakh for the top-end S10 variant, (Prices, Ex-showroom, Mumbai). In comparison to the older model, the new Scorpio loses some of its curves and in it’s refreshed avatar, looks angular and bold when viewed head-on. Moving side-ways, the home grown SUV retains its familiar looks and not much has changed, except the design of the alloy wheels. At the rear though, those vertically stacked tail-lights are now LED units, while there is an applique that surrounds the licence plate area on the rear tail-gate. Bumpers now feature reflectors and although the SUV has undergone a few cosmetic changes, it retains that signature look and cannot be mistaken for anything else, but a Mahindra Scorpio.

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Powering the new Scorpio are the same 2.5 litre m2Dicr and the 2.2 litre MHawk engines. While the former is a 4-cylinder, 2.5 litre, turbo charged CRDI engine which makes 75 bhp at 3200 rpm and 200 Nm of torque between 1400 – 2200 rpm, it will only be available in the S2 base variant. The mHawk engine on the other hand will be available in four variants – S4, S6, S6+ S8 and S10. It continues to be a 2179 cc, 4-cylinder, CRDI unit and is boosted by a variable geometry turbocharger with an intercooler. It is rated for 120 bhp at 4000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque between 1800 – 2800 rpm. A brand new addition is an optional on-the-fly 4X4 system, however, the Mahindra Scorpio will only be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox for now. The new Scorpio promises a higher fuel efficiency figure of more than 15 kpl, which is a good figure by SUV standards.

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The refreshed Scorpio is based on the new W105 3rd generation platform, which will be used for all future body-on-frame vehicles. Being a modular platform it gives Mahindra the flexibility to build an extended wheelbase or a sub-4 metre vehicle around it. The new Scorpio is the first vehicle to be based on this platform and future products like the Bolero, Xylo, and Quanto replacements will also share the same. The platform is wider than the predecessor and uses an anti-roll bar, which was missing in the older gen Scoprio. Mahindra has worked hard to provide a stiffer chassis and claims double the amount of stiffness in comparison old gen Scorpio chassis. It should also mean that body roll and vertical movement experienced in the older car should’ve reduced by a large extent in this new vehicle.

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The area where the most amount of transformation has happened is the cabin. The interior is finished in various hues of grey and blue, AC vents are horizontal and the Scorpio also gets premium kit from the XUV 500, like a climatronic system, an infotainment unit that supports navigation and thankfully, the Scorpio can be bought with an optional safety package, which includes ABS, twin airbags and is available across all the 5 variants. The new platform also remains future proof and will comply with any crash norms which might be introduced in the new Motor Vehicle Act in India, as well as complying with safety regulations in international markets.

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The New Mahindra Scorpio will be available in five variants, prices for which are as below:

  • S2: Rs. 7.98 lakh
  • S4: Rs. 8.60 lakh
  • S6: Rs. 9.77 lakh
  • S8: Rs. 10.84 lakh
  • S10: Rs. 11.46 lakh (All prices, ex-showroom, Mumbai)

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Below is an exhaustive list of features, each variant will come equipped with:

Technical Specifications:

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  • The base m2DICR, 4 cylinder, 2.5 litre, turbo charged CRDI engine will make 75 bhp at 3200 rpm and 200 Nm of torque  between 1400 – 2200 rpm. It will only be available in an S2 variant
  • The mHawk engine will be available in four variants – S4, S6, S6+ S8 and S10. The mHawk engine continues to be a 2179 cc, 4-cylinder unit. It is boosted by a variable geometry turbocharger with intercooler and features CRDI technology. It is rated for 120 bhp at 4000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque between 1800 – 2800 rpm
  • New Scorpio promises a higher fuel efficiency figure of more than 15 kpl
  • Both engines will be mated to a new 5MT320,  5-speed gearbox, which promises smooth and effortless shifting
  • Tyres on the S2 variant will be 215/75 R15 tubeless rubber, while the others will roll on 235/65 R17 tubeless radials

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  • New Cushion Suspension technology promises higher flexibility and greater shock absorption
  • Front Suspension: Double wish-bone type, independent front coil spring
  • Rear Suspension: Multi link coil spring suspension with Anti-roll bar
  • Brakes: Caliper type ventilated discs at the front, drum type at the rear
  • Fuel tank capacity stands at 60 litres
  • Turning circle radius: 5.4m (2WD); 5.65m 4(WD)
  • Maximum gross weight: 2510 kgs (2wd); 2610 kgs (4wd)
  • Wheelbase: 2680mm; Overall width: 1820mm; Overall length: 4456mm; Unladen height: 1930mm (S2), 1995mm (S4, S6, S6+, S8, S10)

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Safety

FeatureS2S4S6S6+S8S10
AirbagsNoNoNoDriver OnlyDriver + PassengerDriver + Passenger
ABSNoNoNoYesYesYes
Panic Brake IndicationNoNoYesYesYesYes
Collapsible steering column and side intrusion beamsNoYesYesYesYesYes
Digital ImmobiliserYesYesYesYesYesYes
Anti-theft warningNoNoYesYesYesYes
Seat belt reminder lampNoNoYesYesYesYes
Speed AlertNoNoNoNoNoYes
Auto door lock while drivingNoNoYesYesYesYes

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Style:

FeatureS2S4S6S6+S8S10
LED EyebrowsNoNoNoNoNoYes
Chrome in front grilleNoNoNoNoNoYes
LED Tail lampsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Bonnet ScoopYesYesYesYesYesYes
Front and rear bumper                Unpainted                                       Body Coloured
Side Cladding                Unpainted                                       Body Coloured
Wheels                Steel Rims             Wheel Caps                Alloys
Number plate applique                                               Black                Silver
Ski rackNoNoYesYesYesYes
SpoilerNoNoYesYesYesYes
Fender Bezel               Black Finish                                         Silver Finish
Front Fog LampsNoNoNoNoYesYes
Tail Gate appliquéYesYesYesYesYesYes
Silver painted skid plateNo`NoNoNoYesYes
Chrome finish on AC ventsNoNoYesYesYesYes
Centre high mount stop lamp                     Bulb                                                  LED

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Technology:

FeatureS2S4S6S6+S8S10
Projector LampsNoNoNoNoYesYes
Static bending technology in headlampsNoNoNoNoNoYes
6” Touch Screen Infotainment with Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB / AUXNoNoNoNoNoYes
2-Din audio with CD/USB/AUXNoNoYesYesYesYes
GPS NavigationNoNoNoNoNoYes
Driver information through infotainment – Average fuel economy, distance to empty, service reminder etcNoNoNoNoNoYes
Shift on Fly 4WD (Optional)NoOptionalNoNoNoOptional
Tyre TronicsNoNoNoNoNoYes
Micro Hybrid technologyYesNoNoNoNoYes
Rain and light sensorsNoNoNoNoNoYes
IntelliparkNoNoNoNoYesYes
Voice AssistNoNoYesYesYesYes

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Comfort and Convenience 

FeatureS2S4S6S6+S8S10
Hydraulic Power steeringYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fully Automatic Temperature ControlNoNoNoNoNoYes
Heating, Ventilation & ACYesYesYesYesYesYes
Height adjuster on driver seatNoNoNoNoNoYes
Tilt SteeringYesYesYesYesYesYes
Arm rests on front seatsNoNoNoNoYesYes
Seats UpholsteryFully VinylVinyl seats with fabric inserts                                    Fully Fabric seats
ORVM’s                                             Manual                  Electric
Power Window Switches          On Centre Console                                       On Door Trims
Audio and Cruise controls on steering wheelNoNoNoNoNoYes
Speakers and tweetersNoNoYesYesYesYes
12V charging pointsFront Row                                               Front and second row
Rear wash and wipeNoNoYesYesYesYes
Rear DemisterNoNoYesYesYesYes
Hydraulic assisted BonnetYesYesYesYesYesYes
Central LockingManual                                           Remote
Follow me home and lead me to vehicle headlampsNoNoYesYesYesYes
Anti-pinch smart windowNoNoNoNoNoYes
Headlamp leveling switch and remote fuel lid openerYesYesYesYesYesYes
Seating Options                    7SF, 9                  7SF & 8               7SF, 7CC & 8
Foot Step                    Silver                                                 Black
Puddle LampNoNoNoNoNoYes
Roof Lamp                    Static                                                Swivel
Bottle and cup holderNoNoYesYesYesYes
Second row can holder on consoleYesYesYesYesYesYes

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2014 Mahindra Scorpio

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