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2016-08-23 10:19

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.

New design

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 interior

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

Turbodiesel remains

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.

Chassis redesign 

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.

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