Considering that the new generation Scorpio is going to come by next year the big question arises whether should you buy the Scorpio this year and save some money or wait for the new version and spend more money? If you consider buying the current generation Scorpio then there are five variants to choose from. In this article, we are going to compare all the variants of the current generation Scorpio and give you an opinion on which variant should you consider on the current Mahindra Scorpio.
The price of the current generation Scorpio starts at Rs 14.72 lakhs. This is for the S3+ base model and the top-end S11 model cost about Rs 20.13 lakhs. The S3+ has been introduced now and is the only variant that gets an engine with a lower state of tune. Rest other variants get the same engine with a higher state of tune.
The safety on all five variants is almost the same. The only things that change depending upon the variant are the door lock mechanism and fog lamps. There is only an option of dual airbags and we think that this car should at least provide side curtain airbags for the top variants.
All the variants on the Scorpio get the same engine. This is the four-cylinder variable geometry turbocharger engine with an intercooler. This 2.0-litre engine makes 140 bhp and 319 Nm of torque. The base variant engine makes slightly less power at 120 bhp and 280 Nm of torque and It comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
All five variants of the Mahindra Scorpio get 17-inch wheels. The lower variants get steel wheels whereas the highest variant gets alloy wheels. The silver wheel is provided on the S3+ variant. Black steel rim wheels with wheel caps are provided on mid variants. Also, a halogen bulb is provided on the first two base variants and upper variants get LED headlights.
S 11 and S9 are the most feature-packed variants. They cost about Rs 18 to 20 lakh. This gets a 7-inch touchscreen display that supports Bluetooth CDDVDUSB and aux. Also, this includes the driver information system. This infotainment system supports android auto and Apple CarPlay. A very preliminary voice assistant system is also provided but we do not find it super useful. Only the S11 trim get the reverse parking camera with the dynamic assist.
Overall price comparison
We think that the S5 and S7 trims of the Mahindra Scorpio are only to be considered when you want premium looking 7 seaters. When you cross the Rs 18 lakh mark while considering the S9 and S11 trims you eventually walk into the territory where the the Hyundai Creta exists and having some features becomes a must. We think that as of now considering the Mahindra Scorpio is only a good choice when you want a robust-looking SUV with a diesel manual engine but go for the lower variants.
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