In an India first event, Mahindra and Mahindra has started the pre-bookings of its new generation SUV, the Scorpio, on the e-commerce website, Snapdeal. The booking amount has been fixed at Rs 20,000. Customers, post booking the SUV on Snapdeal, can walk into a dealership and make the full payment and take the delivery. The advertisement is placed on the homepage of Snapdeal. The SUV is scheduled for an official unveil on September 25.
Powering the new Scorpio is the same 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel that is found on the current generation Scorpio. So the new Scorpio produces 120bhp of power and 290Nm of torque. But the gearbox is an all-new unit. The upcoming Scorpio will receive Mahindra’s newly developed 320MT five-speed transmission which, the company claims, is a much better shifting unit than before.
On the outside, the new Mahindra Scorpio gets a new ‘headlights and LED tail-lights. It also receives refreshed bumpers. Inside, the new Scorpio receives a refreshed dashboard. The dashborad now receives chrome-lined air-con vents and buttons for new automatic climate control. The central console receives touchscreen similar to the one found on the XUV500 for all the infotainment functions which also features navigation system and display for the rear-view camera.
The new Scorpio is expected to be priced higher than the current generation Scorpio by about Rs 30,000.
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