Mahindra was recently said to be working on a petrol powered version of the XUV500 and the Scorpio as the company feels a diesel only approach for the market may not be good enough. Now, as we wait for more details on these petrol powered models, another piece of news from the home-grown brand surfaces.
Reports suggest that the company is set to introduce a mild hybrid system for the Scorpio. Christened as the ‘Intelli-hybrid’ system, the technology will provide electrical assistance to the engine when the vehicle is being driven as opposed to the current micro hybrid system that is just an auto start-stop component.
The new system will come equipped with a larger capacity battery, brake energy recuperation and an integrated starter motor that provides as a mild electrical boost to the engine and also works as an alternator that charges the battery as well.
Available only on the 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine, the addition of this new technology on the Scorpio is likely to bring down the price of the model considering the fact that it will benefit from lower excise duty, courtesy the NEMMP (National Electric Mobility Mission Plan) incentive.