Mahindra South Africa have launched a fully redesigned Scorpio S10 SUV. The new Scorpio features an all-new platform, a new look and new technology.
The Scorpio S10 SUV is powered by Mahindra’s mHawk 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine mated with a new five-speed manual transmission. It puts out 88kW at 4 000 r/min, with an accompanying torque peak of 280Nm between 1 800 and 2 800 r/min.
There is the option of either the 4×2 or 4×4 Scorpio S10. The four-wheel drive model gets a low-range transfer case, auto-locking hubs and it can shift from rear-wheel drive to four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 100 km/h.
A new feature on the Scorpio is that the engine switches to standby mode when not in use, reducing both fuel consumption and emissions. The manufacturer claims a fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 7.2 l/100km.
The new exterior is a bold if not somewhat unusual design and includes headlights that are fitted with curved LED daytime running lights, and advanced static bending technology for illumination in bends.
The interior now has a six-inch touchscreen display, integrated satellite navigation, and Intellipark reverse assistance.
The Scorpio features an independent front suspension configuration with dual wishbones, coil springs and hydraulic dampers up front, while the rear set-up is a multilink design augmented by coil springs and an anti-roll bar.
In the redesign of the chassis, Mahindra’s engineers utilized hydroformed modular ladder frame technology, widened the chassis track for enhanced stability and adopted anti-roll technology for improved ride and handling.
The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 235/65 R17 all-terrain tyres and the Scorpio has a ground clearance of 180mm.
Model Range and Pricing
The recommended retail pricing of the new Mahindra Scorpio S10 SUV range is as follows:
Scorpio S10 SUV 4×2 R283 995
Scorpio S10 SUV 4×4 R299 995