Updated on 9th October 2013
The Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition is priced at Rs. 11.88 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Updated on 9th September 2013
The Mahindra Scorpio has been doing pretty well in terms of sales even though the SUV has been on sale in its present guise since 2006, selling close to 3500-4000 units a month. Mahindra has announced that it will not be launching any new vehicles at least till 2016, so all you can expect till then is updated versions of their existing SUVs and cars. One of the first vehicles to be launched after this announcement is the Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition, of which only 500 units will be produced. This is not ‘new’ in any sense, Mahindra had launched the same special edition variant in 2010 (of which 1000 units were produced) as well and by the looks of things nothing has changed.
Mahindra has not released the price of the Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition. We called up some dealerships in Delhi and they were surprised to know that the company had launched the SUV! We will update the price of the SUV as soon as we know about it. We expect it to cost about Rs. 20,000 more than the VLX 2WD varaint, which costs Rs. 11.59 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
On the outside, the Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition can be distinguished from the other variants because of the ‘checkered-flag’ decals on the right side of the front bumper, on the front doors and a ‘special edition’ sticker at the rear. The special edition also gets chrome plated alloy wheels, which may not be to everyone’s tastes. That’s it, everything else is same as the top end variants of the SUV.
On the inside the Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition gets a roof-mounted 9-inch screen at the front that is connected to the DVD player, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and tan and beige leather interiors. The equipment on the special edition variant is the same as that found on the top end VLX variant which includes:
- Electrically operated OVRMs
- Park assist
- Tyre pressure monitor
- Rain sensing windshield wipers
- Light sensing headlights
- Cruise control
- Dual airbags
- A/C vents for the middle-row
The Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition is powered by the same mHawk engine that powers the other variants as well, so you get a 2.2-litre, turbo-charged and intercooled diesel engine which produces 120 BHP @4000 rpm and 290 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission also found on other variants of the SUV.
So in short, it’s an old SUV that has been re-launched. Mahindra may have done this because they are planning to launch a facelift of the Scorpio in 2014. They want to hold people’s interest in the SUV in light of increased competition from the likes of the Ford EcoSport, the Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Terrano.
What do you think of the Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition, would you be interested in buying this SUV? Let us know in the comments.