The SUV which is credited with Mahindra’s entry into India’s mass passenger car segment, Scorpio has achieved yet another milestone – surpassing cumulative sales of 5 lakh units. The news was revealed by the company earlier today.
In the market since the last 13 years, Scorpio has managed to survive the test of time unlike any other SUV in the country. Over the years, the design of Scorpio has been updated a couple of times, but its SUV silhouette has been left largely unchanged. It is this design and road presence which continues to generate an average sales of 4,000 units every month.
Offered in a choice of 12 variants, divided intelligently between 2WD, AWD, MT, and AT offerings, the new generation Scorpio is lighter, more efficient and feature rich than ever before. Engine options on offer includes the 2.5 liter diesel engine generating 75 hp and 200 Nm torque along with a 2.2 litre diesel generating 120 hp and 280 Nm torque. Apart from being sold in India, it is also exported to many countries around the globe.
Today, Mahindra Scorpio faces much more competition than ever before. The launch of new age SUVs like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and to some extent the Ford EcoSport and Maruti S-Cross have eaten into the sales of Mahindra Scorpio.
This is one of the reason behind the company actively updating the Scorpio (the AT variant was launched earlier this year). Next up with the Scorpio will be the availability of a petrol engine option. This will be in the form of either a 1.6 liter or a 2.0 liter four cylinder turboed petrol engine which they are developing in association with their South Korean subsidy SsangYong. Mahindra has confirmed that the petrol powered Scorpio will be launched in the next 3-5 years.