The fact that the Mahindra Scorpio is bound for a facelift is hidden from none. The spy-shots of test mules have already been confirming the same. The Scorpio which had been awaiting a facelift for quite some time is almost ready with a new avatar and is currently undergoing tests. The car would fall in the price segment where a product like the Hyundai Creta rules. The Hyundai Creta is known as the segment-king and does not allow any other product to take its position. Could the Mahindra Scorpio do some damage to the Hyundai Creta? This is exactly what we will understand today. In this article, we will discuss the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio and understand whether Hyundai Creta buyers wait for it.
The Hyundai Creta is 4300mm long, 1790mm wide and 1635mm tall with a ground clearance of 190mm. The Creta has a wheelbase of 2610mm. Although we do not have the exact dimensions for the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio, however, it is evident from the spy shots that the Scorpio will be huge when compared to the Creta. The car will be longer, wider and much taller than the Creta. Also, the car will have a much longer wheelbase than the Hyundai Creta. The Scorpio, being a bigger car will offer much more space inside the cabin when compared to the Creta. Also, the Hyundai Creta is a 5-seater, whereas the Scorpio will be a 7-seater.
The Hyundai Creta is offered with options of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines along with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is capable of making 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a manual as well as a CVT gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is capable of making 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a manual and a torque converter unit. The 1.4-litre unit on the Creta makes the most power at 138bhp. The maximum torque stands at 242Nm. This unit can be had with an automatic DCT unit only.
The Scorpio, on the other hand, might be powered by a 2.0-litre mStallion 150 TGDi petrol which produces 150bhp and 300Nm of torque. The diesel engine setup for the Scorpio is also expected to be the one that powers the new Thar; the 2.2-litre mHawk 130 which produces 130bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Both the engines might be offered with automatic options as well.
Creta gets features like a voice-enabled panoramic sunroof, paddle shifters, electronic parking brake with Auto-Hold, premium BOSE sound system, rear disc brakes, Blue Link connected car tech, fully digital instrument cluster and traction control modes. Scorpio, on the other hand, is expected to come with connected car tech, a sunroof, 3rd-row AC vents & charging ports, front parking sensors, a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control and cruise control.
Should a Hyundai Creta buyer wait?
The upcoming Scorpio will look more modern compared to the current Scorpio. This means that the premium factor is bound to increase. Also, the Scorpio will have more space on the inside when compared to the Creta. With that being said, the Hyundai Creta will still offer much more premium interiors and cabin comfort when compared to the Mahindra Scorpio. So, the final decision is related to what you prefer in a car.
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