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Mahindra's petrol Scorpio strikes

2007-02-13 14:15
Mahindra is ready to compete at full strength in the petrol SUV segment after the company announced that stock levels of its Scorpio 2-litre petrol SUV have normalised.

The new-look Scorpio range was launched in South Africa in April 2006, which reinforced the vehicle's technology-driven growth as a world-class vehicle. Since then, more than 3 000 units of the Scorpio range have been sold locally. Over 30 000 Scorpio SUV units were sold in India during 2006.

New engine

The Scorpio is a stylish, affordable family SUV. The 2-litre 4x2 Petrol model boasts a 1998cc four-cylinder 16-valve multi-point fuel injected engine from Renault. It delivers 91kW of power at 5 500 r/min and 180 Nm of torque at 4 000 r/min.

Interior

The Scorpio SUV is rugged but the cabin is modern with all the essential comforts and conveniences. The interior boasts convenience and comfort, beginning with a streamlined instrument panel and console, and a host of utility spaces.

There is also a multitude of storage possibilities available: can/ cup alcoves, multi-utility spaces, a map pocket and a spacious glove box.

Other features include power steering, electric windows, a heating vent and aircon system with vents in the rear, electric fuel lid opener, defogger, cell phone holder and charger points.

These features enhance the Scorpio's appeal and performance to give customers their desired motoring pleasure. One of the key features is that it can accommodate eight people in three separate rows, with ease.

Options available with purchase include a free DVD car entertainment system to keep the kids happy or a nifty car cooler for the outdoor enthusiast.

Price:

Scorpio 2.0 Petrol 4x2 - R166 400

The new Scorpio comes with a standard three years/ 100 000 km warranty and an optional service plan at either three years/ 60 000 km or three years/100 000 km is available.

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