Mahindra launches the New Generation Scorpio at INR 7.98 lacs

Mumbai, 25 September 2014: The new generation Scorpio was launched today in Mumbai at a very competitive price of INR 7.98 lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai/ S2 variant).

Speaking at the launch, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, “The Scorpio was a tremendous leap of faith for us when it was launched 12 years ago, establishing the foundations for the development of an entirely new generation of vehicles from Mahindra. More importantly, it helped to transform the Mahindra brand, giving it a sophisticated urban edge at a time when we were primarily thought of as a rural player. This new generation Scorpio will deliver exceptional value while offering Accessible Technology to our customers across India.”

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group (R) & Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M Ltd, (L) at the launch of the New Generation Scorpio
Dr Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., added, “When we unveiled the first Scorpio in June 2002, it was an emotional moment for all of us at Mahindra and for me personally.   It was a defining moment for the company. Unknown to us at that time, a dream, an icon, a style statement was born. The Scorpio did wonders for the Mahindra brand in urban India. To see the Scorpio become the pride of over 4.5 lakh customers, sell over 50,000 vehicles each year for the last 3 years in a row, rule Indian roads for over 12 years and transform the SUV space in the country, is a remarkable achievement. Over the years we have continuously updated the product to ensure that the brand stays relevant. Today we have shifted the orbit further as we unfold a new chapter in the story of the iconic Scorpio, with the launch of the New Generation Scorpio”.

Built on an all new platform with contemporary and aggressive exterior styling, luxurious blue-grey interiors and advanced technology features, the New Generation Scorpio promises to take the tough and rugged Scorpio to the next level. This 2015 model features an all-new chassis that will be used for all future Mahindra models as well.

Powered by the mHawk engine (120 PS power and 280 NM torque), it has a new generation transmission for a smoother fatigue-free gear shift. In addition, there is a new cushion suspension technology and anti-roll technology, that makes the ride and handling of the Scorpio significantly better.

The 2015 model will be available in multiple seating configurations of 7, 8 & 9 seater options and will be available at Mahindra dealerships starting 25 September 2014. There are 5 colour options to choose from: Diamond White, Fiery Black, Mist Silver, New Molten Red and New Regal Blue) and 7 variants (S2, S4, S4+, S6, S6+ S8, S10).

Full list of features of the new generation Scorpio:

Performance, Ride and Handling
Cushion Suspension and Anti-Roll Technologies: Delivers unparalleled ride and handling. High cushioning and greater shock absorption enable a smooth ride even on uneven roads.
mHawk Engine: Surge ahead with the advanced 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged mHawk engine that generates 120PS power and 280Nm torque.
New Generation Transmission: The new 5MT320 gearbox helps shift gears effortlessly for a fatigue-free driving experience.
Shift on Fly 4 Wheel Drive: The New Generation Scorpio is also available in a 4x4 option. The shift on fly 4 Wheel Drive gives you the freedom of driving the vehicle in any kind of terrain.
Short Turning Radius: The excellent and much improved turning radius of 5.4 meters enables ease of maneuverability even in the most congested places.

Contemporary Exteriors
Dual Projector Headlamps: With added style and advanced Static Bending Technology to light up those hairpin bends at every turn.
Striking LED Eyebrows: The hi-tech LEDs give an aggressive look and also act as parking lights.
Signature grille with premium chrome accents: That retain the original identity, yet give it an imposing road presence.
New Hi-Tech LED Tail Lamps: Sure to get heads turning.
Stylish 2 tone Rear Applique: Seamlessly blends into the rear fascia creating a striking visage.
17 inch Alloy Wheels: Create a bold impression and gives the vehicle a powerful stance.
Silver-finished fender bezel: bears the unmistakable stamp of the powerful mHawk engine and integrated indicators.
New wrap around Bonnet: Adds to the style quotient and design flow.
New Bonnet Scoop with ‘low drag intake’ design: Enables entry of air into the intercooler, thereby helping improve engine performance.
New Road Armour Bumpers: The tough new bumpers are complimented by a silver design skid plate.
New Fog Lamps: Add to the distinct styling and provide better visibility in poor or low/foggy conditions.
Side Cladding with silver embossing: Adds to the macho styling.

Advanced Technology
New Hi-Tech 6” Touch Screen Infotainment System: Get vehicle-related information at the touch of a button. Control your music and navigation on the go with inbuilt GPS Navigation/ Bluetooth/ CD/ DVD/ USB/ Aux.
Fully Automatic Temperature Control: Maintain the cabin at your preferred temperature without the need to keep adjusting blower and cooling knobs.
Micro-Hybrid technology: The revolutionary technology enables the engine to intelligently switch into standby when not required. Helps save both fuel and the environment through reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions.
Smart rain and light sensors: Smart sensors automatically turn the headlights ON or OFF according to light conditions, and also control the speed of the wipers according to the intensity of rain.
Tyre-tronics: A sophisticated measuring system that enhances safety by providing live updates of the exact air pressure and temperature in each tyre. Any variation is brought to your immediate attention.
Intellipark (Reverse Assist): The 4 sensors in the rear bumper warn about any obstacles within 50-120 cms, making reversing and parking convenient and safe.
Voice Assist System: Unique Voice Assist System provides timely reminders for door ajar, seat belt warning, low brake fluid, fuel on reserve, etc.

Plush Interiors:
Brand new dual tone Dashboard: gives the interior a refreshingly premium feel.
Luxurious New Blue Grey Interiors: Premium 2-tone interiors, a brand new dual tone dashboard and new blue-grey upholstery.
Futuristic instrument cluster: 3D effect cluster design which is stunningly illuminated and displays vital information like gear position, trip meter, odometer, fuel and temperature.
All New Sporty Steering Wheel: Comes with steering-mounted Cruise and Audio Controls to handle the roads and your music with ease.
New chrome accented AC vents: Enhances the premium interior appearance.
New Center Console: Compliments the dashboard and is ergonomically designed to ensure all functions are intuitive to use.

Safety:
Dual Front Airbags: In the event of a collision, these dual airbags inflate instantly, thereby protecting occupants from serious injury.
Anti-lock braking system: Prevents skidding and keeps the vehicle steerable and in control during sudden braking, hence avoiding accidents.
Crash protection crumple zones: Absorb most of the impact in case of a collision. The rigid steel bars in the doors minimize impact from the sides.
Collapsible Steering Column: In the event of a frontal collision the steering column collapses to reduce injury to the driver.
Engine Immobilizer: This is an encrypted key recognition system. If any other key is used to start the vehicle, the ECU rejects it right away.  This immobilizer system is certified by the globally renowned M/S Thatcham.
New Panic Brake Indication: This provides a hazard warning during sudden deceleration while vehicle speed is over 100 km/h.
New Auto Door Look: Activated while driving once the vehicle speed crosses 20km/h.
New Anti-Theft Warning: A warning is provided through a siren upon unauthorized entry.
Speed Alert Warning: This provides a warning when the vehicle speed reaches 140km/h.
Anti-Pinch Smart Window: This smart window on the driver’s side detects obstructions during window roll-up and automatically rolls down the glass.

Comfort & Convenience:
New Height Adjuster on driver’s seat: Allows the driver to conveniently adjust the seat height.
New Hydraulic-assisted Bonnet: helps you lift the bonnet without any effort whatsoever.
New Power Window Controls: Mounted on all door arm rest.
New Rear AC Vents: Ensure uniform and efficient cooling for the rear passengers as well.
Steering-mounted Cruise Control: Maintains the speed at preset levels without pressing the accelerator.
Steering mounted Audio Controls: Control the audio system without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
Electric ORVMs: Easily adjusted with electric controls inside the cabin from the driver’s seat.
Headlamps with Follow me home & lead me to the vehicle feature: The headlamps remain ON for some time after locking/unlocking the vehicle and illuminate the path for walking conveniently up to your home.
Mahindra launches the New Generation Scorpio at INR 7.98 lacs Mahindra launches the New Generation Scorpio at INR 7.98 lacs Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Friday, September 26, 2014 Rating: 5
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