Months of testing and the dozens of spy pictures later, Mahindra has launched the automatic version of its new Scorpio in India. The Scorpio automatic (AT) is only available in the top-end S10 trim of the Scorpio, and can be had in either 2WD or 4WD configurations.
The previous generation Mahindra Scorpio AT came with a 5-speed unit, whereas the new Mahindra Scorpio AT comes with an Aisin 6-speed hydraulic gearbox that also does duty on the SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV in some foreign markets. This 6-speed AT transmission could result in the new Mahindra Scorpio AT being more frugal and driveable than its 5-speed equipped predecessor. Cosmetically, the new Mahindra Scorpio AT will likely retain most of the manual car’s design, save for some “Automatic” monikers.
The diesel engine continues to develop 120bhp of power and 280 Nm of torque
Under the bonnet, the new Mahindra Scorpio automatic will come with the same 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk diesel mill that produces 120bhp of power at 4000rpm and 280 Nm of twist between 1800 and 2800rpm. Features on the new automatic version of the Scorpio remain identical to that available on the manual gearbox-equipped S10 model. Anyway, we can now confirm that Mahindra dealerships have started accepting bookings for the automatic version of the new Scorpio. We have learnt that the showrooms themselves do not have the new models on display as yet, though you can pay a token amount of Rs. 1 lakh and book the SUV. The 2WD version of the Mahindra Scorpio S10 trim is priced at 15.48 lakh (OTR, Mumbai), whilst the top-end 4WD version is available for Rs. 16.92 lakh (OTR, Mumbai).
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