The Mahindra Scorpio has acquired a light replace with the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The connectivity options can be found within the prime spec S9 and S11 variants of the Scorpio. Prices for the 2 variants stay unchanged at Rs 15.11 lakh and Rs 16.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.
The S9 and S11 trims each get a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the decrease variants both lacking out on an audio system or getting a 2DIN unit. The unit within the S9 is pretty fundamental and previous to the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it solely supplied USB, aux and Bluetooth connectivity. In the S11, the unit gets the addition of satellite tv for pc navigation and likewise doubles up because the show for the rear-view digital camera (customary match on the S11 solely).
Mahindra Scorpio: A short overview
Launched in 2014, the current-gen Scorpio is nearing the tip of its life cycle with an all-new mannequin set to reach subsequent 12 months. Upgraded to satisfy BS6 norms in April, Mahindra streamlined the line-up of its common ladder-frame SUV, lowering the variants to simply 4 and with solely a single engine choice.
While the BS4 mannequin was lengthy accessible with an entry-level 2.5-litre diesel and the two.2-litre mHawk unit in two states of tune, the BS6 mannequin is presently solely accessible with the 140hp 2.2-litre diesel mill. The carmaker additionally dropped the choice of four-wheel drive with the improve to BS6.
The Scorpio is presently accessible in a selection of four-trim ranges – S5, S7, S9 and S11. As it stands, the Scorpio presently lacks a direct rival with no ladder body SUVs in an analogous value bracket.
What’s to return from Mahindra?
Aside from the all-new Scorpio coming subsequent 12 months, Mahindra can also be readying to launch the second-gen XUV500, within the first half of 2021. Both the brand new Scorpio and XUV500 will include all-new 2.0-litre petrol and a couple of.2-litre diesel engines that made their debut within the second-gen Thar, albeit in several states of tune. Also on the playing cards is a extra highly effective 130hp model of the XUV300 turbo-petrol powered by the corporate’s 1.2-litre mStallion petrol engine.
The new XUV 500 may also type the idea for a Ford SUV, designed by Pininfarina. The Ford C-SUV may have an all-new exterior, a brand new inside and its journey and dealing with can be true to Ford’s DNA.