Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group today tweeted that he was delighted as 100 units of Mahindra Scorpio single cabin pick-up trucks were inducted in the Nairobi division of the Kenyan police service. In this article, we share the complete story around the Mahindra Scorpio Pickup truck aka the Beast joining the Nairobi Police Fleet.
The Beast Joins Nairobi Police Fleet
The singe cabin Mahindra Scorpio pickup truck is known to be a tough and powerful vehicle. Mahindra claims that this pickup truck can conquer any kind of terrain. The images shared on tweeter show these Mahindra Scorpio pickup trucks painted in colors of the Nairobi police department. The vehicle is painted in deep blue color with red and yellow stripes that run across its side profile. White contrasting paint is used at the driver’s cabin while the loading deck gets a retractable soft cover for carrying passengers.
Words of Praise
The addition of a fleet of hundred such Scorpio pick-up trucks has made Mahindra, first car maker in Kenya to lease vehicles to any government service. David Nagi, Chief Transport Officer, National Police Service said “ We’re delighted with the acquisition of a new fleet of vehicles. Mahindra is a sturdy vehicle and we look forward to serving the nation in these vehicles.” He said this while receiving the vehicle fleet in Nairobi.
Mahindra Scorpio has been an iconic car in India. The Scorpio is offered as an SUV as well as a pick-up truck. The SUV version of the Scorpio is widely used as Police cars in India as well.
What powers the Beast
The single cabin Mahindra Scorpio pickup truck gets powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine. This engine produces 140bhp and 320 Nm of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The pick-up truck is offered in both 4×2 and 4×4 variants. The Mahindra Scorpio is very popular in South Africa and other African counties. This vehicle is offered with various configurations such as a single cabin, a double cabin (Karoo and Dusk), and the usual SUV configuration.
An Indian brand like Mahindra getting all applause and praise in a foreign country has filled our hearts with pride.
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