Mahindra is looking to spice up one of its best seller, the Scorpio, with a special edition of the SUV. A fully camouflaged testing of the Scorpio was spotted recently.
The images of the Scorpio reveal new body graphics, new black alloy wheels, and red painted brake callipers, emphasising the sporty feel of the SUV.
The special-edition though will carry the same specs mechanically, and will be priced higher than the regular Scorpio. This Scorpio is the third generation of the SUV and is available in six variants - S2, S4, S4+, S6+, S8, S10 and S10 AT.
The base variant is 2WD (two-wheel drive) with engine capacity of 2.5 litre, punching out 75bhp and 200Nm of torque. All the remaining variants come in 2.2 litre and 1.9 litre, punching out 120bhp and 280Nm of torque, with an option for 4WD (four-wheel drive), however, the automatic will include only the 2.2 litre engine with 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.9 litre is available only in Delhi's NCR (National Capital Region).
Prices of the regular Scorpio starts from Rs. 9.06 lakhs onwards ex-showroom (Delhi). The Scorpio was launched way back in June 2002 and is sold across the globe and is called Mahindra Goa in Western Europe.
The Scorpio immediate rivals are the Tata Safari Storme and Tata Aria, however, new entrants like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and Ford Ecosport have disturbed its market share. Maruti Suzuki is getting ready launch the Brezza anytime soon. Time will tell if the Scorpio will stand the test of time.