The Scorpio is a common full-size SUV on Indian roads. It is the go-to car for a full sized family, for an office carpool or even for the red-light VIPs. But with the Indian automakers looking to consolidate and expand in the Australian and the Malaysian markets and further on, 2017 Mahindra Scorpio will be their next step.
2017 Mahindra Scorpio – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Turning Radius- 4m
Ride Height- 1930mm
Details or specifics of upgrades which Mahindra might integrate into the new model are unknown. However, design changes are expected given the companies rejig into the engaging exteriors of its XUV 500. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio is associated with aggression and power, and they would aim at capitalizing upon the aspect to gain further solidarity in the market.
It is in this sector that Indian manufacturers automobiles lag. And although they provide high affordability on all other aspects of a vehicle, interiors are not up to class. However, Mahindra has shown some interest in improving in this segment and they might as well be solving common complaints of a lack of luxury and in-cabin build quality. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio might be provided with upgraded upscale plastic and leather upholstery and a classier dashboard.
Infotainment and tech add-ons will also have rumored improvements ahead of the re-release with the inclusion of rear parking cameras and an updated infotainment system. A 6” LCD touch interface may well be added to the introductory model. Default infotainment options of Bluetooth, USB, and AUX along with climate control and adjustable seats will be obviously present. 3 rows of seats will be incorporated with the previous split ratio while luggage or boot space will serve as usual garner accolades as with the previous models.
2017 Mahindra Scorpio – Modification under the Hood
Variants- 5.0-liter Turbocharged mHawk Diesel/2.2-liter Turbocharged L Petrol (Both Inline 4 cylinder)
Power Output- 120 hp+210 lb-ft/156hp+300lb-ft [Expected]
Transmission- 5 Speed Manual/6 Speed Auto (Both AWD)
Mpg- 15/12/18 (Combined/City/Highway)
Both the variants are one of the best-in-class combining performances with an economy. The mini-hybrid system which was present in the previous models will be further upgraded with a fully functional and state-of-the-art hybrid technology with regenerative braking and a larger battery pack enhancing city mileage. With its already proven off-roading skills, this new 2017 Scorpio will be built on the loyal customer base it has already achieved throughout its last three generations.
The AISIN tranny which 2017 Mahindra Scorpio uses has previously used in its XUV500 model will be incorporated into the car which will be driving with the Automatic shift system. Peak power and torque are expected between the 1600 and 3200 rpm with an engine which can be and has been tweaked by multiple users for off-roading purposes with good effect.
2017 Mahindra Scorpio – Price, Expected Release Date, and Competition
In conclusion, strictly speaking, the model is already a winner, especially the 2010 version. And if the Indian Automakers keep on providing steady upgrades to the model through the years, its ambitions to go global might as well work out. Finally, competitors of 2017 Mahindra Scorpio include the likes of Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V, and Renault Duster. Yet the Mahindra Scorpio 2017 is a complete package. Also, with proper attention to detail, it can go on to further fame and fortune.
Estimated Price- $21,500+ (INR 9.5 Lakh+)
Release Date- Fall 2016/Q1 2017
Engine- 5 Liter 4 cylinder Turbocharged mHawk
Passenger Capacity- 9