Popular Indian UV maker, Mahindra and Mahindra has launched the 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift at a starting price of Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest facelift model of the Scorpio gets some some minor visual updates. However the specifications of the new Scorpio get tremendous improvement because of the introduction of a more powerful engine for the higher trims. The facelift will aim to revive the fortunes of the Scorpio in India. It should be noted that the Scorpio has been posting dwindling numbers because of increased heat from the fresher as well as the arguably bette competition. Mahindra hopes to change this with the launch of the facelift.
As mentioned earlier, the new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift gets some minor cosmetic changes both on the exterior as well as the interiors. The exterior now has a Jeep Compass-like grille.It also gets updated bumpers, new fog lamps, and a set of new design alloy wheels. Additionally, the rear door misses out on the black plastic cladding. The interior now gets a new upholstery. The top-end variants get faux leather. Even on the steering wheel and the gear lever it has got faux leather. Apart from this, there is a new roof-mounted sunglasses holder. There is absolutely no change in the interior in addition to this.
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The specifications of the Scorpio get a major update in the form of the 2.2-litre Diesel engine. The Scorpio gets this engine from the XUV500. That sai, this engine is available only on the higher variants. The new engine for the Scorpio churns out a maximum power of 140 BHP and a peak torque of 330 Nm. The engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission system. A 4wd comes as optional.
The Scorpio is one of the oldesnt in its segment. It has contributed significantly towards Mahindra’s overall sales figures in the passenger car market. In its good old days, the Scorpio was seen stealing away limelight from the Tata Safari as well. Times have changed now. With the launch of smaller SUVs, such as the Renault Duster, and more recently, the Hyundai Creta, saw the Scorpio losing out to the new competition. With the advent of the new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift all this can change.
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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
The 2018 Scorpio would be on sale at a starting price Rs 9.97 lakh and would go all the way to Rs 16.01 lakh mark. The top-end variant offers the 140 bhp engine, 4wd, and many other features. The lack of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is a bit dissapointing.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.2 L Turbo Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual|
As mentioned earlier Mahindra Scorpio facelift 2018 gets only a few exterior interior changes. But the higher trims receive a significant update under the hood. The new Scorpio would get its power from the same 2.2-litre unit that powers the XUV500. This 2.2-litre churns out a maximum power of 140 BHP along with a peak torque of 330 Nm. The engine would come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Like we mentioned, a 4wd is optional.
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Mileage
|Minimum Mileage||13 kmpl|
|Maximum Mileage||17 kmpl|
Despite a more powerful engine on the higher trims, the mileage is likely to remain the same. This is primarily because of tthe Intelli-Hybrid mild hybrid system from Mahindra. The XUV500 also comes with this system. Most likely the Scorpio will offer almost the same mileage as the XUV. This means that the 2018 Scorpio facelift will return a mileage of around 13 kmpl in city and up to 17 kmpl on the highway.
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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
- Gear shift indicator
- Voice assist system
- Dual Airbags (Passenger + Driver)
- Shift-on-the-fly 4WD system
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs
- Micro hybrid technology
- Rain & light sensors
- 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 & Interior
- Jeep Compass-like front grille with chrome inserts
- New alloy wheels
- Side turn indicators on ORVMs
- Chrome highlights in the headlamps
- New skid plate
- New sleek red lens LED tail lamps
- New redesigned footstep on the rear bumper
- Red Tint for Taillamps
- Clear lens turn indicators
- Faux leather seats with faux leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever
- Round fog lamps with a chrome bezel
- No Plastic Cladding on Rear Door
- Roof-mounted sunglass holder
- New mobile holder slot and bigger cubbyholes
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2018 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Dimensions
|Overall Length||4456 mm|
|Overall Width||1820 mm|
|Overall Height||1995 mm|
Despite getting styling changes, the original design and dimensions of the Scorpio facelift remain the same. This means that the Scorpio will have the same dimensions of 4,456mm length, 1,820mm width and 1,995mm height. The wheelbase would be 2,680mm. Its astonishing that the ground clearance of 180 mm, will also remain the same. The Scorpio has a whopping fuel tank capacity of 60-litres.
So, what are your views on the new 2018 Mahindra Scorpio facelift? Do you think it would be able to justify the premium in price through the additional features and more power? Do let us know your views via the comments section below. Stay tuned to India Autoz for more such updates & news on the Indian Automobile Industry .