SCORPIO STING: Mahindra launched its updated Scorpio in South Africa. Image: QuickPic
Johannesburg - The new Scorpio S10 SUV is powered by Mahindra’s 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine, linked to a new five-speed manual gearbox.
The interior features a 6" touchscreen display, integrated satellite navigation, and Intellipark reverse assistance.
The interior is adorned in a dual-shaded dashboard and blue-grey upholstery. The instrument cluster features a three-dimensional display, and includes a comprehensive information readout, says Mahindra SA.
The recommended retail pricing of the new Mahindra Scorpio S10 SUV range is:
Scorpio S10 SUV 4x2 - R283 995
Scorpio S10 SUV 4x4 - R299 995
All models are covered by a three-year or 100 000km warranty, and a three-year or 60 000km service plan.
The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio S10 SUV features a robust appearance to suit its all-terrain capability, says Mahindra SA, with the headlights housing curved LED daytime running lights, and static bending technology for illumination in bends.
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A bonnet scoop feeds air to the engine’s intercooler, while silver-accented bezels on either side provide a home for the indicator repeaters.
Fog lamps are recessed into the lower, integrated bumper.
The rear sports LEDs, an integrated spoiler with LED brake light and a tailgate that opens to bumper level.
The central 6" touchscreen features with integrated satnav, CD and DVD playback, as well as USB and auxiliary connectivity. The new Scorpio uses a voice-based warning system to provide audible alerts when a door is left ajar, a seat belt is not utilised, brake fluid level is low or the fuel tank’s reserve is reached, says Mahindra.
In addition, it's equipped with auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors. Its tyre pressure monitoring system provides real-time information on the exact tyre pressure in each tyre and warns if it detects a loss of pressure.
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The instrument cluster has a 3D effect with blue backlighting. A new, sporty multi-function steering wheel has controls for the audio system and cruise control.
Standard equipment includes a height-adjustable driver seat, tilt-adjustable steering, front seat arm rests, electrically operated windows and exterior mirrors, 12V charging points, remote central locking, and a remote fuel filler flap.
The new Scorpio S10 SUV is available as an eight-seater featuring two bucket seats upfront, centre three-seater bench with 60/40 split and fore and aft slide adjustment, and a removable rear bench seats three.
Dual front airbags are standard, as are ABS with EBD and panic brake warning flashers. All derivatives are equipped with a collapsible steering column, crash protection crumple zones, side impact protection bars, digital engine immobiliser and anti-theft alarm system, the Indian automaker says.Image: QuickPic
The four-cylinder 2.2-litre turbodiesel is retained for the Scorpio S10 SUV, capable of 88kW/280Nm. The turbodiesel is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
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The four-wheel variant sports a low-range transfer case, auto-locking hubs and shift-on-the-fly from rear-wheel drive to four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 100km/h, claims Mahindra
The Scorpio S10 SUV weighs more than 2.5 tons (gross vehicle mass), with fuel consumption rated at a combined 7.2 litres/100km.
The Scorpio has indpendent front suspension configuration that features dual wishbones, coil springs and hydraulic dampers, while the rear set-up is a multilink design augmented by coil springs and an anti-roll bar. Suspension travel is 195mm front and rear.
The SUV is fitted with 6,5 J x 17 alloys shod with 235/65 R17 all-terrain tyres and has a ground clearance of 180mm.