Mahindra has finally launched the much awaited second gen Scorpio; it is certainly among the hottest launches of the year. It was the sight of attraction for months, passer by’s have tracked every stage of its discovery and each time it just gets more and more interesting.
What’s in store with new Scorpio that has got customer attention for months, it is built on new chassis technology, and Mahindra has styled the car with a makeover visible on exteriors and interiors. The new Scorpio facelift looks amazing; it’s got layers of cosmetic treatment, it is yet the same old Scorpio with extensive grooming.
The newness is visible on headlights, and grille, and there is a neat strip of ridge on the side and the grey roof rails highlights the transformed groomed nature of the car. The windshield is elongated and the visibility effect is stunning, now since Mahindra has transformed the old Scorpio into a modular one, it is certainly a threat to its competition. Mahindra’s fiercest rival in SUV market is Tata Motors, now it will be interesting to view the arch rivalry between the all new Scorpio and Tata Safari Storme, and many others. Let’s browse through the battle with respect to price.
Lower range cars:
The base variants are S4 and S2; S4 is the higher-up model among the two and is sold in innovative four wheel drive and two-wheel drive modes. The S2 car is equipped with a robust 2.2 liter m2Dicr engine that generates 75bhp, and S4 moves on a potent 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine that yields 120bhp. The S2 car is offered in two wheel drive only.
The new Scorpio is ahead of its competition, since Mahindra XUV500, Tata Aria and Tata Safari Storme is inserted with only a diesel power train. The S2 car costs Rs 7.98 lakhs and the 2WD S4 car costs Rs 8.6 lakhs. Scorpio offers a more customer centric approach taking price factor and base variants into consideration. The only one LX 4×2 entry level Tata Safari costs Rs 10.35 lakhs, which is about Rs 2.37lakhs dearer than S2, and Rs 1.75 lakh costlier than 4×2 S4.
The price of the only one entry level Tata Aria Pure LX car is Rs 10.13 lakhs, which is again more expensive than S2 by Rs 2.15 lakh and costlier than 4×2 S4 by Rs 1.53 lakhs.
Mid range cars:
The mid range Scorpio S6 car costs Rs 10 lakhs, and S6 is priced at Rs 9.77lakhs. The mid range EX 4×4 Safari Storme costs Rs 11.14 lakh, which is Rs 1.1 lakh dearer than S6. Tata Aria Pleasure 4×2 variant costs Rs 12.37 lakhs, which is more expensive than S6 by Rs 2.33 lakh.
Higher range cars:
The 4×2 S10 Scorpio costs Rs 11.46 lakhs, and VX 4×2 Safari Storme model is priced at Rs 12.68 lakhs which is dearer than S10 by Rs 1.22 lakhs.
The all new Scorpio is already miles ahead of its competition in terms of pricing. If the competition bar is already set high taking just the price into consideration, then imagine the impact of styling, safety, inner décor and comfort. The new Scorpio facelift is surely a ruler in its segment and is going to be a hard one to beat.