Mahindra Scorpio Diesel LX 4x2 Review
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Mahindra Scorpio is one of the best SUVs Indian market has seen and was launched in 2002 by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. It has won many awards including 'Car of the Year' from 'Business Standard Motoring' and 'Best SUV of the Year' and 'Best Car of the Year' from 'BBC World Wheels'. Scorpio has seen many changes since its launch in 2002. Its exterior gives a muscular and stylish look with slightly tweaked panels, clear lens headlamps, smart front bumper with sleek lines, huge front grille with chrome finished Mahindra logo, vast air dam with big fog lights, sporty roof rails, body colored door handles and rear spoiler, ORVMs with colored cladding, 16-inch wheels, square rear glass and boot gate, rear wiper, thin rear bumper with reflective lights and big tail lights which match with its rear body.
It has new improved interiors to give a modern look with black allure and tan plus beige colors, leather wrapped four spoke steering wheel with tilt able power steering with audio controls, leathery gear knob, fire resistant upholstery and fabricated door handles with average finishing. For real comfort of the passengers, Scorpio has high seating in driver's seat, highly spacious with great space for head room, leg room and shoulder room, individual armrests for front seats and center armrest for second row seats, foldable and electrically adjustable ORVMs with light and rain sensors, central locking, power windows with anti-pinch function, powerful AC with heater and rear vents, cruise control, follow me home headlights and voice assist system.
It has highly spacious dual colored dashboard with wooden finishing on central console and with new storage spaces and a boot capacity of 460 litres which can be extended by folding the rear seats. It also has a quality 2 DIN music system with CD, MP3 and radio player, SD card slot, USB port, AUX-in and four powerful speakers. It also has a 12V accessory socket. Mahindra Scorpio is available with diesel engine options. Its most powerful engine is the 2179cc 2.2L mHawk diesel engine which gives a maximum power of 120 bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 290 Nm at 1800 rpm and has five speed manual as well as six speed automatic transmission and reaches 0-100kmph mark in under 16 seconds with the top speed of 160kmph.
The second engine is the 2500cc 2.6L DI diesel engine which has a maximum power of 75 bhp at 3200 rpm and a maximum torque of 220 Nm at 1400 rpm and has a five speed manual gearbox and reaches 0-100 kmph mark in under 22 seconds with the top speed of over 150 kmph. The most fuel efficient engine is the mHawk engine with mileage of 8 kmpl in the cities and 14 kmpl on the highways. It gives a best off-road experience with its 180mm of ground clearance and minimum turning radius of 5.6m helps in easy cruising in the crowded cities. It has disk brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. The top variant also includes some advanced safety features such as ABS, front dual Airbags, collapsible steering column and engine immobilizer. Mahindra Scorpio has eight variants which are EX, LX, LX 4x4, SLE, VLX, VLX 4x4, VLX Automatic and VLX Automatic 4x4.
There are also some special features being included in top variants. The VLX has front dual SRS Airbags, music system with front speakers, speed warning alert, twin-pod instrument cluster, LED driven 'telltale' bulbs, integrated tyre pressure monitoring system, huge central LCD, blue-vision bulbs for night time, Bluetooth connectivity on steering wheel and Mahindra Body Function Module for solving problems without opening the bonnet. Scorpio has five beautiful shades which are Diamond White, Rocky Beige, Silver, Fiery Black and Java Brown. Scorpio has a 2 years or 50,000kms warranty with an extended two years warranty. Overall, this SUV is a winner in its segment with its perfect combination of style, look, performance, fuel efficiency, comfort, safety, space and price which all gives it an overwhelming advantage over others in its segment.