Category: Mahindra

Mahindra recalls its premium Xylo, XUV500 and Scorpio cars

Mahindra is a renowned Indian based auto enterprise, and has produced top quality utility vehicles such as XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Xylo. The company is now recalling about 2,300 pieces of multi-purpose vehicle Xylo, XUV500 and Scorpio, for a defect in vacuum pump in engines, the recalled vehicles are products manufactured in May.

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Mahindra Xylo Facelift

A vehicle recall is disturbing, and the consumer trust element is lost, but it has become a common scenario, recently Honda and Nissan recalled some of its vehicles. Mahindra is conducting a thorough analysis of the retracted vehicles, the quality check up and re-fixing of worn out components will happen free of cost, the company will individually contacted owners who have purchased Xylo, XUV500 and Scorpio vehicles during the month of May.

The vehicles will be supervised in batches, and each time about 2,300 Scorpio, Xylo and XUV500 cars are inspected. Mahindra has not recalled vehicles because of the faulty vacuum pump system, it is just a protocol taken in accordance with the voluntary code system initiated by SIAM.  It was just few months ago that Mahindra and Mahindra engaged in vehicle recalls, in July the firm recalled 23,000 pieces of certain variants of Scorpio, to rectify faulty valves with irregular pressure thrust.

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started a recall procedure in 2012 July, the firm decided to instigate the procedure to ensure that the vehicles are in a stable condition. During the period SIAM recalled more than seven lakh vehicles designed by various esteemed manufacturers such as General Motors, Honda, Ford, Toyota, Mahindra and Maruti Suzuki.

Honda Cars India in 2014 October brought back 2,338 units of its premium models CR-V SUV, Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback, the recalled vehicles were those bought between 2011 September and 2014 July, to fix faulty airbags. Nissan recalled 9,000 units of Sunny mid size sedan and Micra hatchback, and the reason for recall was safety citing defective airbags.

Vacuum pumps are crucial car components, it supplies intense force need to control different car parts such as central locking systems, turbocharger controls, exhaust gas recirculation valves, secondary air valves and brake boosters. A defective vacuum pump leads to hazardous situations; it is a necessary component for the optimal workings of emission and security components.

The extent of research and development conducted on car safety components has progressed rapidly. The extent of hectic traffic system and reckless driving has increased tremendously, the current fast life pace has modified work lifestyle to a vast level. There are times when employees are forced to cover the distance to attend meetings, presentations, seminars and so on. Cars in order to sustain lengthy kilometres, the vacuum pump system have to be effective.

Mahindra’s move to recall Scorpio, Xylo and XUV500 cars to test the optimum efficiency of vacuum pump is a practical instigation. The company has decided to perform a thorough investigation, and the best part is customers do not have to pay for the service. Consumers who have given their vehicle for servicing will now be relieved that their vehicles are now safe and there will be nothing to worry about.

S101 and next generation Bolero are amazing cars to look forward to in 2015

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

S101 and next-generation Bolero are compact sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) scheduled to launch in 2015. The cars are engineered on a new innovative platform, and both are sub four meter SUV’s. S101 is a micro SUV and the next-generation Bolero is christened U301.

S101 is developed on a joint partnership basis with Mahindra and Ssangyong, the engine development is new as well, which is a 1.2 liter petrol engine that will be fitted into S101 and U301. The diesel car will run on a 1.5 liter engine also fitted into Quanto. U310 and S101 are exciting new cars to look forward to; car enthusiasts have captured test mules of both models.

S101 is going to an intriguing car; it’s packed with one of kind elements rarely visible on the present range of SUV’s. The styling of the bonnet is an extraordinary clamshell type filled with modern cues. The nature of hood scoop is more muscular, the car is engineered into a fashionable two box structure and sources are clear on the abundant interior room which is going to make it a threat to its competition. The sporty type of roofline will flow downwards, which means decreased head room space, and take note of few cutting-edge horizontal creases that adds additional length to the car. The dimension of wheel is relatively compared to the overall dimension of the vehicle. It is expected to move on a power packed mileage.

S101 is a new form of SUV excitement and will be offered in the innovative 3+3 seating configuration. The exhilaration lies in the bench seat tucked in the front, and to accommodate sufficient space to fit in three occupants the position of gear shift lever is stacked on dashboard to enhance the level of space. According to the buzz Mahindra may consider building a automated manual transmission gearbox (AMT)

Bolero is a high selling utility vehicle of Mahindra, the new U301 Bolero car will replace the present ageing car. The vehicle is a product of new innovation evident with the vision to construct a hydroformed ladder frame chassis. The SUV will be constructed with an intense level of aggressiveness and power and will captivate its customers to the core. It is the perfect upcoming product for the adventure crazy demographic.

The forthcoming Bolero will arrive in a greater feature package with new muscular bumper, and slender front grille, the sophisticated rear has crystal clear tail lights. The new headlights will emit clear illumination, and the ground clearance value is 180m.

The interior of new Bolero will have newly styled seats, electronic shift transfer case and dashboard panel. The inner space is vast to tuck in seven occupants, and there are ample storage spots on the central console to stuff magazines, pens and all kinds of items.

The 2014 Adventure Tri-Nation was a relaxed delight

Mahindra an established Indian based auto enterprise has conquered the depth of utility vehicle market. Its ace products are XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Quanto, the company has developed vehicles for the adventurous demographic, and what better way to get a taste of adventure than to explore the Mahindra Adventure Tri-Nation Drive 2014.

2014 Mahindra Adventure Tri-Nation

2014 Mahindra Adventure Tri-Nation

A person who explored the 2014 Tri-Nation Drive journey spoke of his experience. Waking up in early in the morning is a task for many, but it is not a concern at all when the plan is to dive into a splendid long journey in a Mahindra car. The day started as early as 2:30 in the morning, and it wasn’t even a tad bit bothersome for the person, who drove the Mahindra Thar through Yamuna expressway on the journey to Agra from Delhi. It was a group trip, with over 70 participants with more than 30 cars on the road.

Mahindra Adventure Tri-Nation drive is not an expedition through the length and breadth of India, but a Tri-Nation ride to the friendly neighbouring countries of Bhutan and Nepal, it does sound amazingly exciting. For those keen on participating, all you need to do is contact Mahindra Adventure and have Rs 1 lakh cash on hand and contenders can drive Rexton, XUV500 or Scorpio. It is a twelve day journey through India, Nepal and Bhutan. Driving all over India and neighbouring countries by road may sound rigorous, but it is the opposite, the lengthy journey will give you an abundance of knowledge, than a short trip or flight.

The first day was a journey from Delhi to Gorakpur:

Participants first got a taste to steaming coffee, to take in all the energies needed to cover a gigantic 800km drive. The drive through Yamuna expressway is pleasurable, and so was the voyage from Agra to Kanpur, there was some road widening construction happening and there were diversions, it was nevertheless pleasant.

How does it feel to participate in an event with over 30 cars stacked up in a line, the person driving the car felt a sense of wonder viewing so many cars from the front windshield all of the same shade, and the expression of the person was exploring a huge adventure endeavour. There was however a long traffic jam in Kanpur, like the common scenario in India, the lanes were bustling with vehicle activity, with no proper structure for vehicles and pedestrians, and the same encounter was felt on journey to Kanpur from Lucknow.

The second day was a trip from Gorakhpur to Pokhara:

Contestants had to start the day early which means waking up at 6am breakfast at 7am, and departure at 8am. From Pokhara the team drove close to the Indo-Nepal border, which took just three hours,  the traffic jam scenario on both sides of border was hectic, it too two hours to reach close to Nepalese immigration.

The fourth day was a journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu:

On the third day, participants indulged in a day of rest in Pokhara, the trip to Katmandu is a 210km ride, amidst the traffic, the team was captivated by the scenic beauty, it was just mesmerising with rivers on one side and mountains on the other. The fifth day was spent in Kathmandu.

The sixth day was a drive from Kathmandu to Chalsa and then Chalsa to Paro, it was on the whole a life-remembering journey.

The upcoming Quanto AMT will provide occupants with top class comfort and drive pleasure

Quanto is among the most sought after SUV’s in India, engineered by the renowned Indian based auto enterprise Mahindra. The company is designing a new Quanto model with the innovative automated manual transmission (AMT) technology. The design structure of the car is retained, and the only change is the fitment of AMT gearbox.

2012 Mahindra Quanto Price

The car was a sight of attraction at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, and the upgrades are concentrated on elevated levels of technology such as regenerative braking, which converts kinetic energy into potential energy. The impact of regenerative braking is increased mileage consumption; about 40 litre of fuel is conserved.  The new Quanto AMT is a hot upcoming launch, the whole country is waiting for it, it got its share of exclusiveness, let’s go over some intriguing details of the car.

Exteriors:

One look at the front of Quanto AMT and the resemblance is strikingly similar to Xylo. Mahindra has thrown Xylo inspiration on Quanto AMT. The car will have a fresh radiator grille that will highlight the homely nature of the vehicle. The raided headlights bring out the trendy nature of the vehicle and there is a piece of sharp lines that flows to the hood, elevating the impactful design. The styling of front bumper is minimalistic, the dimension of the front windshield is wide and the view from inside is great.

Interior:

Quanto AMT is a sub four meter car, and there is a spare wheel fitted on the tail door. Reports state that the inner space is going to be abundant and the quality of materials are superior to Xylo, the nature of materials stuffed into the car is parallel to the current model, the air con vents are covered with sparkling chrome, and the shape of knobs and buttons is the same as its predecessor. The architecture of instrument panel is simple yet elegant. Mahindra has decided to use a digital drive system and the driveability power is better than Xylo and the handling effect is easier as well. There is a small screen that provides relevant information that eases driving burden such as current speed in relation to exterior temperature, distance covered and average fuel consumption.

Engine:

Mahindra will incorporate the forthcoming Quanto AMT with the same engine as the standard vehicle. It will run on an efficient 1.5 litre 3 cylinder mCR100 power train fitted with twin stage turbo charger. The mill generates 240Nm and 100bhp. The new transmission fitting is five speed AMT and the other system is five speed manual transmission. The insertion of AMT gearbox is a pioneering technology that is gaining popularity lately. The easiness of this system stems from the incorporation of two pedals, a recipe of an ideal automatic transmission car. The electronic shifting of gears happens with the aid of hydraulic accentuators, that calibrates accurate shift gear ratios and engine speed.

Quanto has been a desirable car for years; the introduction of AMT car will make it all the more enviable. It is the new car of the season that will provide occupants with first rate comfort and drive encounter. It costs Rs 6.5 to 8 lakhs.

Watch out for the next generation Scorpio automatic in 2015

Mahindra and Mahindra launched the new generation Scorpio in September; it has a higher level of feature richness from its predecessors. There are six variants on sale and all are fitted with an efficient 2.2 litre mHawk engine lined to five speed manual transmission, and the diesel car is powered with a 2.5 litre M2DICR engine.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio

2014 Mahindra Scorpio

Reports have confirmed of Mahindra’s aim to launch an automatic variant of new generation Scorpio by the early periods of 2015. It is dearer than the most loaded manual car by Rs 1 lakh, and the expected price is Rs 12.5 lakhs, and the price of 4WD automatic car is expected to hit Rs 13.5 lakhs.

The upcoming new generation Scorpio automatic will be the most loaded model packed with adequate safety in the form of anti-lock brake system along with passenger and driver airbags and Panic Braking system. The arrival of an automatic next gen Scorpio is exciting together with the current range of feature rich models. Let’s go through the intriguing features of new generation Scorpio and draw out the desirable details.

Scorpio has been a best seller in the Indian utility vehicle space for over ten years. The new generation car is a contemporary variant of the past, but its core identity is however retained. The exterior changes are the fitment of new fog lights, alloy wheels, chrome covered grille and projector headlights. The most loaded S10 car has LED tail lights, chrome grille, fog lights, projector headlights with day time running lights and new bumper. The true identity of next generation Scorpio is visible on chrome bezel on fenders, dual tone black layering on rear door and road bumper armour.

Step into the next generation Scorpio and it will take you into a new world of Scorpio atmosphere. The primary source of excitement lies in the vibrant and amazing 6-inch touch screen infotainment system, the upholstery is covered with royal leather mended together with shades of blue and grey. The driver’s seat is height adjustable; the power of voice control system is inspired from the H9 Xylo and XUV500.

The deep details of new generation Scorpio is intriguing and is a hot utility vehicle launch. Mahindra is a pioneer of the sport utility vehicle segment and Scorpio is an ace seller, the new model is an improved version of the past with regard to elevated cosmetic aesthetics and interior richness. Despite the top seeded position of Mahindra in the utility vehicle market, there are elements of concern, only because of the sudden massive increase in market share contributed by products from Volkswagen, Ford, Nissan and Renault with Taigun, EcoSport, Terrano and Duster respectively. There is upcoming competition to watch out for as well, Maruti Suzuki is building its first ever XA Alpha SUV project and Hyundai is constructing an ix25 SUV.

The introduction of automatic model of new generation Scorpio is an admirable strategy to glide through the intensified cut-throat competition with ease. It will be interesting to view the market position of new generation Scorpio automatic post launch.

The trendy and powerful Quanto AMT will launch soon

Mahindra excited the crowd to bits with its new Scorpio facelift; the company is now all geared to launch Quanto AMT. It was a sight of attraction at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Quanto is among the powerful utility vehicles of Mahindra, and a high-seller in India.

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Mahindra Quanto Red

The distinctive characteristic of the new Quanto AMT SUV is the fitment of the innovative automated manual transmission (AMT) technology. Mahindra has used an interesting name tag for the car, called Quanto Autoshift, fitted with a five speed automatic gearbox system built on a joint partnership basis with Ricardo an eminent UK based firm.

The principle behind the engineering of AMT is a clutch less mode of drive, and certainly an easier drive mechanism, where driver’s can focus on gearshift, acceleration and brakes. Maruti Suzuki introduced the concept of AMT in its trendy Celerio hatch, and it is since then an instant blockbuster, a similar pattern can be expected on a bigger and spacious Quanto AMT.

There is not only a Quanto AMT in the making; Mahindra is also working on facelift Quanto christened U215. The upcoming Quanto AMT is going to be a pleasurable car to drive in, filled with a battery load of power. It will have an efficient 1.5 litre 3-cylinder diesel engine that generates 100bhp.

Mahindra is a leading Indian based auto enterprise, and its main area of specialization is utility vehicles. Although powerful, the company has to be wary of the current and upcoming competition, the market share volume of sport utility vehicle market rose considerably with the launch of Ford EcoSport, Fiat Avventura and Renault Duster. Maruti Suzuki is working on its rare SUV venture called XA Alpha and Hyundai is building an ix25 compact SUV.

The scheduled arrival date of Quanto AMT is early 2015, which means the launch period is round the corner. Quanto has excited millions of utility and adventurous vehicle fanatics for years, and news of AMT car poses greater exhilaration, and the convenience of traversing through lengthy lanes is even more enjoyable.

As mentioned earlier Mahindra is among the first to conquer the depths of utility vehicle market share, but there has been a drift in consumer preference levels towards Mahindra utility vehicles, there has been an overwhelming response surrounding the EcoSport, Duster, Avventura and Volkswagen Taigun. To combat the cut-throat competition that persists in utility vehicle market, Mahindra aims to quicken its refreshes and has built the new Scorpio facelift and is constructing a refreshed Bolero car as well, and there is also a S101 car in the making, built on joint partnership basis with Ssangyong.

The arrival of a new Quanto AMT is thrilling, and will surely be a treat of the New Year. It is just too perfect to dwell into fun moments with families and friends, and driving it is now all the more easier, with the engineering of AMT technology.

So buy the new Quanto AMT and it is going to be a fun, smooth and pleasurable encounter.

Mahindra keen to refresh its product range

Mahindra has recently refreshed its age old Scorpio, the car has been on the scene for over ten years.  The company launched the new Scorpio facelift in September, and within four days post launch, 3,000 vehicles were booked. Despite the instant success, Mahindra is considering a strategy that will involve quick refreshed models of its cars.

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

The head of automotive division of Mahindra, Pawan Goenka commented on the expected future performance of the new Scorpio facelift and said, ‘’ the car will remain a success only if it generates impressive outcomes consistently for at least a few more years from now, till the investment revenues are recovered. ‘’

Scorpio is among the popular models of the stables of Mahindra, and also a high-selling SUV in India. The car has been a steady performer all through the years; Mahindra has however not witnessed desirable outcomes with its famous Bolero utility vehicle. It is the most popular utility vehicle of Mahindra, but its sale performance has been rather inconsistent, with an 11% sale decline.

Scorpio and Bolero are steady profit gainers for Mahindra, and the two cars contributed 65% of overall utility vehicle sales. Although the company has gained significant sale volumes with Scorpio and Bolero, Goenka is of the firm view that it is difficult to revisit the success of Scorpio at witnessed twelve years ago. The market share volume of utility vehicle dipped recently, according to a data provided by (SIAM) Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers the decline fell to 37% from 55%.

Mahindra is a pioneer of the utility vehicle market, the competition levels in this segment has increased lately, contributed by the arrival of Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster, it is not just the competition that has hindered the profit making ability of Mahindra recently, the firm has not enhanced its utility vehicle product launch portfolio recently, within a long span of 24 months.

Honda too has invested majorly in the utility vehicle segment with the launch of Mobilio MPV. It is an instant success and a threat to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV, which is a strong contender to Mahindra Xylo. The consumer preference levels in the SUV space has recently drifted towards Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, and lesser attention was paid on Mahindra products.

Mahindra has built its SUV’s with a typical rugged appearance; different from the recent products from Renault and Ford that have brought in modernized SUV’s covered with impeccable shine visible on Duster and EcoSport. The market is getting filled with products from Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Volkswagen and General Motors. Mahindra is among the first to capture vast shares of SUV segment, the competition has just bulked up recently, to flow with the battle tide, the company has recently launched the new Scorpio facelift with a more modernized covering from the past.

The new Scorpio facelift is a well groomed model of the past, and sports a more professional design. Mahindra is working on a refreshed Bolero car as well, with the same strategy to enhance design professionalism. Let’s watch out for many more of such refreshes.

The factors that make Scorpio rule the SUV kingdom

There is a range of powerful Sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) in India, and Mahindra is among the first to conquer this segment and the best sellers are XUV500, Scorpio, Xylo, Quanto and Bolero. The competition level in this segment has become intense lately contributed by products from Ford, Renault and Volkswagen with EcoSport, Duster and Taigun respectively.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio

2014 Mahindra Scorpio

The SUV market has witnessed a sudden increase in market share lately, and even today the age old Scorpio is a top seller of the segment. The car has been in the spotlight for over ten years, and Mahindra has emerged victorious with the model, despite the threat created by Duster and EcoSport.

Mahindra launched its next-generation Scorpio car on the 25th of September, and it has since then been in great demand, the car is in huge demand and the pre booking figures have surged past the 12,000 mark. The new Scorpio facelift is a new surprise, it is a modern transformation of the past, a gaze at the car and it is easy to spot the exterior difference. The vehicle has an additional grooming layer, but the core identity of the new Scorpio facelift is however retained.

The car has exterior cosmetic modifications which bring out the modernized structure of the car. Mahindra has not altered the engine property of the car, and is equipped with a potent diesel 2.2 liter M-Hawk engine that generates shockingly impressive energies of 290Nm and 120bhp. The power train is coupled with five speed manual 320MT transmission.

The attractiveness of new Mahindra Scorpio facelift lies in the fitment of artistically styled rectangular headlight, LED daytime running lights, and trendy 17-inch alloy wheels. The company has changed the face of the grille, and sports a more professional image, there is a new hood scoop on the bonnet, and the tail gate is covered with a classic black colored plastic molding. The inner décor is as much of a surprise as the exteriors; it has a colorful 6-inch touchscreen to soak in some amazing entertainment and renders a marvelous up market atmosphere. To maneuver through tight parking spots there is a rear view camera.

SUV’s are popular cars in India, and Mahindra has incorporated a level of fun and exclusiveness into its next generation Scorpio. The earlier model was immensely popular as well, the popularity levels with Mahindra cars lies in the new sense of adventure excitement. The innovative m Hawk technology enables the car to move on the harshest of harsh terrains with ease.

The features that make the new Scorpio facelift stand out in a crowd, is its more sophisticated appearance from its predecessor, and it has an advantage over its rivals with regard to having the power to tackle urbane and countryside terrain. It will be interesting to view the SUV competition power of Scorpio in the near future, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are working on signature SUV’s called XA Alpha and ix25, which means the competition just gets harder and harder.

The all new Mahindra Bolero U301 compact SUV gets spied again

India’s leading SUV maker, Mahindra & Mahindra is very busy testing its upcoming warhorses intensely before they actually hit the battlefield. The market competition in the Indian SUV market is intense, and on the rise of the compact SUV era, Mahindra has faced quite a long dull sales period. Determined to bounce back and reinforce its leading position in the Indian UV market, Mahindra is readying up quite an armada of compact SUVs. Mini SUVs have been a weak point for Mahindra with nothing else than the lack luster Quanto to fight with. However now, Mahindra is preparing to launch a range of compact SUVs to gain control over the market.

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All New Bolero

One of the upcoming Mahindra compact SUV’s is the mini version of the upcoming all new Bolero. Codenamed as the U301, the new Bolero compact SUV is being tested extensively by the company and is getting spied constantly in the process. A latest set of spy shot have again emerged on the web world. The baby SUV has been again spotted at its usual testing spot, Chennai. While at all the other times the Mahindra U301 was caught by the shutterbugs at daytime, this time around it was spotted at night. The baby Bolero will be launched next year and Mahindra is ensuring that it is thoroughly fine tuned before its market launch. The U301 will be launched in two body versions; one full length SUV version and the other that will measure sub-4 meters in length. The U301 Bolero under 4 meter compact SUV version will be able to accommodate 5 adult passengers.

The upcoming Mahindra U301 compact Bolero SUV will be coming to market as one of the company’s answers to very popular Ford Ecosport and the like. However, the U301 will be a typical rough and tough Mahindra SUV despite its small size and will feature a ladder chassis to offer great off-road capabilities. Being a compact SUV it will definitely be suitable for city road usage as well, while the rural consumers should also get attracted to this new mini SUV as the Bolero is already a very celebrated brand in the rural markets of the country.  The new U301 mini Bolero will also come with both diesel and petrol engine options and would get a newly developed petrol engine from Mahindra. While a refined version of the Quanto’s diesel mill might be offered on this new SUV.

Mahindra & Mahindra is also expected to offer both rear wheel drive and all four wheel drive system options on the upcoming U301 Bolero in order to offer tougher off-road power in the U301 with its AWD version. As the U301’s compact SUV version will enjoy tax benefits from the Indian government, it is expected that the price of the U301 compact Bolero will be very competitive. The expected starting tag of the U301 compact is under Rs. 6 lakhs range.

If the U301 becomes a success, then Mahindra may discontinue the rather flop Quanto.

The new 2015 Mahindra Scorpio Vs the new Renault Duster AWD – Specs comparison

The Indian SUV market is tremendously competitive and the car makers are making their SUVs even more able in order to step up the rivalry level. The 4×4 or the All 4 Wheel Drive variants of the SUVs are all the more exciting for the SUV lovers, as these provide much better and sturdier off-road capabilities. The Indian SUV master has recently launched the revamped all new 2015 Scorpio SUV, while its arch rival Renault Duster has also got its new AWD version. Let us see how these two fair against each other in a specs comparison.

New Mahindra Scorpio

New Mahindra Scorpio

The very popular Renault Duster SUV is offered in both petrol and diesel motor options, while the age old bestseller Mahindra Scorpio is offered only in diesel guise. However, we will compare only the AWD versions here.

The new Renault Duster comes with a host of new features, including the ‘Anthracite’ alloy wheels as Renault calls then, smoked headlight clusters and blackened B-pillars on the Duster’s RxZ trim. Albeit the company carefully added the AWD badges at the back of the vehicle to clearly mark it apart from the regular variants.  The dimensions and the ground clearance of the SUV are retained.

The new Renault Duster AWD gets the new electronically controlled all 4 wheel drive system that Renault has named as the i-Drive Technology. The Duster AWD receives 4 individual suspensions as well.

The clutch of Duster AWD feels lighter and more comfortable than the standard SUV models. The SUV also offers ESP and Anti-Skid Resistance for enhanced control on treacherous road conditions.

The Renault Duster AWD does offer good off-road capabilities with its 1.5 liter diesel motor that churns out 109 bhp of power. However, the Renault Duster AWD is rivaling an all time favorite formidable SUV that has been loved for more than a decade, the Mahindra Scorpio.

The new Mahindra Scorpio is more stylish and sporty. The new Scorpio has become meaner in terms of looks. The new Scorpio is considerably larger than the more compact Duster. The new Scorpio is powered by two diesel mills namely the 2.5 liter 4-cylinder m2DiCr for the base model and the acclaimed 2.2 liter mHawk motor for the other variants, delivering 120bhp of power.

The Scorpio gets independent suspension at front and multi-link coil spring system for the rear. The all new Mahindra Scorpio also gets the new chassis which is lighter and sturdier empowered with anti-roll bars both at the front and rear.

In few words, the new Scorpio is clearly a bigger and better SUV than the new Duster. The Scorpio seats 7, while the Duster just 5. The Renault Duster though much newer is simply not close to the veteran Mahindra Scorpio which is a 12 year old pro player. Thus, whether you own an old version or the new version of the Scorpio, you will definitely like it much better than that of the Renault Duster.