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Mahindra Scorpio Gets New Feature-loaded S9 Variant

  • The S9 variant gets the 5.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation
  • It's mechanically unchanged and is still powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel motor
  • Nearly Rs 1.3 lakh more affordable than the top-spec S11 variant

The Mahindra Scorpio has received an all-new feature packed S9 variant. Priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the all-new variant is gets a tonne of features while being more affordable than the top-spec S11 variant.

Slotted between the top-spec S11 and the S7 variants, the new Scorpio S9 packs most of the features from the more expensive top-end variant such as the 5.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, GPS navigation and ORVMs with side-turn Indicators.

The S9 variant also features exterior enhancements such as static bending projector headlamps and LED guide lights. Mechanically, it continues to be powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that churns out 140PS of power and a hefty 320Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox while the four-wheel drive system is still available on the top-spec S11 variant only.

With this new variant, Mahindra aims to make the Scorpio a much better value proposition than the slightly expensive Scorpio S11, which costs around Rs 15.2 lakh (ex-showroom) for the two-wheel drive option. Since the launch of the facelift in 2017, the Scorpio has been a strong seller for Mahindra, but with competition heating up, sales have slowed and hover around an average of 4,000 units a month. Will the new variant translate into better sales for the Scorpio? Only time will tell.

By Shourya Harwani November 13, 2018 at 12:13AM

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