Mahindra Scorpio EX Review
For the urban person, Mahindra Scorpio seems to hit the right note. It is big, it runs on diesel and if you want you can have an automatic gear box too. Mahindra Scorpio EX is the updated version of the Mahindra Scorpio, the popular super utility vehicle by the company. The traditional Scorpio has received some cosmetic improvements and this updated version of the car is fitted with a 75 bhp engine and has the fuel efficiency of up to 15 km per liter.
The micro hybrid technology saves fuel efficiently and is also a great assist to switch the engine idle and thus ensuring less fuel consumption. This recently launched version of the Scorpio is going to through a tough competition to the Safari and Innova models of the Tata and Toyota group. With all the lower emission and lower carbon footprint the Mahindra Scorpio EX complies with the strictest BSIV standards too.
Some Details to Take Care About Mahindra Scorpio EX
Powered by a new 2.5 lit engine that produces a maximum of 75 bhp power along with a maximum torque of 220 Nm, it is claimed by Mahindra that Mahindra Scorpio EX will take around 11.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 km/ hour. It cannot be considered as fast as compared to the other utility vehicles of the same category or price range. The micro-hybrid technology, which Mahindra has used in this particular model is actually nothing but a start / stop mechanism to stop the engine automatically when kept idle for a long time and this is the factor behind the better mileage.
The car has also got a digital immobilizer along with a power steering and air conditioner. The digital immobilizer is a good way to protect the car from being stolen and there are also the crash protection crumple areas that protect the passengers during a collision. Mahindra claims that the car is easy to drive and will provide with great mileage and a refined performance.
The Exterior and Interior Of Mahindra Scorpio EX
The exterior portion of the car is designed in such a way that it is a spot on mixture of curves and lines that has been the hallmark of the modern car architecture. The traditional Scorpio front along with the horizontal slats of grill and quite aggressive head lamps provides the car with a sturdy look that can draw the attention among a crowd of cars. The emblem of the makers placed at the grill of the car only adds to the aesthetic look of the car. The car is currently available in four colors like the Rocky Beige, Diamond White, Fiery Black and Mist Silver.
The interior of the Mahindra Scorpio EX is no less impressive than the exterior of the car. It is just neatly furnished and specious and that is the glory of the car. All the materials used inside are of supreme quality. In one word, with the Mahindra Scorpio EX, one will get all the comforts and almost everything from the old Scorpio and of course at a cheaper price.
Comfort, Convenience and Safety
The Mahindra Scorpio EX is not only equipped with stylish interiors but also there are a number of other features like the central locking system and the power window along with remote boot opener and adjustable steering wheel. Mahindra Scorpio EX also offers its passengers a number of convenient features that might protect them from any nasty little surprise. Apart from the digital immobilizer to keep the thieves at a bay, there is also the strong entry level SUV shield which protects the passengers from any kind of outside danger.
It is well equipped with both the active and passive safety features for the total protection of the car. The other safety features include headlight sensor, wiper sensor and reverse parking sensors. With the advanced intellipark system, the driver can watch what is happening behind without actually turning his head. Still there is the reversing ultrasonic sensors that helps to judge the distance between the vehicle and any obstruction on its way. There is a stereo control on the steering wheel to access easy maneuver.
The sophisticated warning system of the car allows the driver to use the rear view mirror to judge the location of any obstacle in the way. Along with all these things there is a system implemented to monitor the pressure of the tire that shows the exact temperature and pressure of each tire.
Performance and Drawbacks Of Mahindra Scorpio EX
From the very introduction of the model Mahindra Scorpio EX has been classed among the good performers. The powerful diesel engine with which this all new version of Scorpio is fitted with and the micro hybrid technology that Mahindra had incorporated in it has already proved in better mileage and performance.
Though the cost reduction has invariably resulted in some compromise with the performance, but still there is enough potential in the vehicle to take on the toughest of terrains. The higher suspension system also helps the Mahindra Scorpio EX with smooth gear shifting that also boosts the performance.
But like every other model of cars manufactured by every other motor manufacturers of the world. The Mahindra Scorpio EX has also its drawbacks. Though AC is available in this muscular vehicle there is no climate control facility available which is available in almost all the cars in the same price segment. Another drawback of the car is that the adjustment of the driver’s seat as well as the central locking system is manual, not electric and that is something that Mahindra could have easily improved.
There is another thing that worth a mention here and that is the lack of safety measures inside the car. There are no airbags, fog lamps, ABS and EBDs to ensure the safety of the passengers. Still with all these drawbacks, Mahindra Scorpio EX is the segment leader in this category of super utility vehicles and is now quite a few steps ahead of its nearest rival Tata Safari. It is expected by the business community that with the attractive price that Mahindra is offering,which is Rs. 7.21 lakhs the business is expected to grow in future.