Mahindra has launched the new generation Scorpio with an automatic gearbox, at Rs 13.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The two new variants are based on the top of the line S10 variant of the Scorpio, and are available with the six-speed automatic gearbox in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive guise.
Though the new Scorpio was launched in September 2014, Mahindra had stopped short of introducing the SUV with an automatic gearbox. This automatic transmission should be a lucrative option for those customers looking for an easy to use seven-seater SUV. Apart from the gearbox, the new variants are identical to the standard car and come with the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder m-Hawk diesel engine, which puts out 120bhp and 280Nm of torque.
Though the new Scorpio doesn’t look radically different from the previous car, under the skin it is a completely new model. It has been built around a completely new platform with cushion suspension and several anti-roll technologies to help improve the SUV’s driving dynamics. Besides the automatic transmission, the new variants also come with a host of creature comforts like a six-inch touch screen infotainment system, fully automatic temperature control, smart rain and light sensors and dual front airbags. Currently, the Scorpio is the only SUV in this price range to get an automatic transmission.
Speaking about these new variants, Mr Pravin Shah, president and chief executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "At Mahindra, it is our constant endeavor to make advanced technology more accessible and affordable to our customers. In fact, the Scorpio was the first Indian SUV to launch an Automatic transmission in 2008 and, now, we offer our customers an automatic option on Scorpio’s New Generation Platform. I am sure that the New Generation Scorpio Automatic will be an instant hit with our customers and further enhance the appeal of this iconic brand.”