Mahindra and Mahindra, the popular Indian UV maker, today launched the 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift at a starting price of Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest facelift for the Scorpio brings in only some minor visual updates but the specifications see a huge improvement owing to the introduction of a more powerful engine for higher trims. The facelift will aim to revive the fortunes of this SUV on the monthly sales charts. It’s noteworthy here that the Scorpio has been posting dwindling numbers owing to increased heat from the fresher, and arguably better, competition. The company is now hoping to change this with the launch of the facelift.
The new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift carries minor cosmetic changes both on its exterior and the interior. The exterior gets a Jeep Compass-like grille, updated bumpers, new fog lamps, and a set of new design alloy wheels. Also, the rear door misses out on the black plastic cladding. The interior gets a new upholstery. Top-end trims get faux leather, even on the steering wheel and the gear lever. Also, there a new roof-mounted sunglasses holder. Other than this, there is absolutely no change in the interior.
Specifications see a major update in the form of the 2.2-litre Diesel engine from the XUV500. However, this engine is available only on the higher trims. The new motor for the Scorpio outputs a maximum power of 140 BHP and peak torque of 330 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. 4wd is optional.
The Scorpio has been among the oldest players in the segment. It has also significantly contributed towards Mahindra’s overall sales figures in the passenger car market. In its hay days, the Scorpio was seen stealing away all the limelight from the Tata Safari. However, the onslaught of smaller SUVs, like the Renault Duster, and more recently, the Hyundai Creta, saw this Mahindra SUV losing out to the new competition. All this could change with the advent of the new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-Showroom Price|
|Minimum Price||Rs. 9.97 lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs. 16.01 lakh|
Prices of the new Mahindra Scorpio 2018 start at Rs 9.97 lakh and go all the way to Rs 16.01 lakh mark. The top-end model offers the 140 bhp motor, 4wd, and many features. However, this SUV is yet to get Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Specs
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.2 L Turbo Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual|
While the new Mahindra Scorpio facelift 2018 doesn’t get too many updates for the exterior and the interior, the higher trims receive a significant update under the hood. The new Scorpio gets the same 2.2-litre unit that powers the XUV500. This 2.2-litre outputs a maximum power of 140 BHP along with a peak torque of 330 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. 4wd is optional.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Mileage
|Minimum Mileage||13 kmpl|
|Maximum Mileage||17 kmpl|
Even though the 2018 Scorpio will get a more powerful engine, it doesn’t look like the mileage would see much of a change. This will be because the motor will benefit from the Intelli-Hybrid mild hybrid system from Mahindra. Even the XUV500 comes with this system. It is expected that the new Scorpio will offer almost the same mileage as the XUV. All ths means that we can expect an average mileage of around 13 kmpl in city and up to 17 kmpl on the highway.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Features
- New reverse parking camera with dynamic assist
- New auto window roll-up
- Projector headlamps with static bending technology and LED eyebrows
- 15cms (6”) touch screen infotainment with Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB/ Aux
- GPS navigation in 10 languages
- New 1-touch lane change indicator
- Driver information system
- Steering mounted audio & cruise controls
- Cushion suspension & anti-roll technology
- Shift-on-the-fly 4WD system
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs
- Micro hybrid technology
- Rain & light sensors
- Gear shift indicator
- Voice assist system
- Dual Airbags (Passenger + Driver)
- Panic brake indication
- Collapsible steering column & side intrusion beams
- Engine immobilizer
- Anti-theft warning
- Seat belt reminder lamp
- Speed alert
- Auto door lock while driving
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Exterior and Interior
- Jeep Compass-like front grille with chrome inserts
- New alloy wheels
- Side turn indicators on ORVMs
- Round fog lamps with a chrome bezel
- No Plastic Cladding on Rear Door
- New sleek red lens LED tail lamps
- New redesigned footstep on the rear bumper
- Red Tint for Taillamps
- Clear lens turn indicators
- Chrome highlights in the headlamps
- New skid plate
- Faux leather seats with faux leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever
- Roof-mounted sunglass holder
- New mobile holder slot and bigger cubbyholes
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Dimensions
|Overall Length||4456 mm|
|Overall Width||1820 mm|
|Overall Height||1995 mm|
While the Scorpio will get many styling changes, the original design and dimensions will remain the same. This means that the SUV will continue to measure 4,456mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,995mm in height. The wheelbase will measure 2,680mm. Even the ground clearance, at 180 mm, will remain the same. The Scorpio enjoys a fuel tank capacity of 60-litres.
So, are you waiting for the launch of the new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift? Do you think the SUV would be able to justify a small increase in price through the additional features and more power? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Car Blog India for latest news updates on cars and motorcycles in India.
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