With the update to BS6 emission norms, Mahindra is expected to streamline the Scorpio series. The carmaker would remove the basic S3 model standard, the 2.5-liter diesel engine and the 120hp, 2.2 mHawk diesel, ensuring the BS6-compliant SUV would have four models – S5, S7, S9 and S11 – with only the 140hp/320Nm 2,2-liter mHawk diesel engine in the lineup. Four-wheel-drive would also not be available.
Specifications for the gearbox would include a 5-speed manual (only on the S5) and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 2.2 mHawk engine gets dual catalytic reduction system with a dedicated urea tank and a diesel particulate filter to allow it BS6-compliant. This device is also used in the brand’s 1,5-liter BS6-compliant diesel mill which also power the XUV300 and the Marazzo.
Moving into the interiors, the seating arrangements of the BS6 Scorpio must go on unchanged. The S5 will be available in the third row as a 7- or 9-seater with side-facing seats, the other models will be either 7- or 8-seaters, while the S11 will be offered the choice of second row captain seats and third row front-facing seats.
The entry-level Scorpio S5 will be sparsely fitted on the front of the equipment with basics such as dual front airbags, ABS, air conditioning, front seat belt alerts, rear traffic sensors and micro-hybrid technologies from Mahindra. In the other side, the completely fitted S11 can get gear such as alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch display monitor, auto climate system, reverse camera, faux leather upholstery, speed control, and puddle lights.
In addition to this update to the BS6, Mahindra is also planning a new Scorpio SUV model which is scheduled to launch next year. The cards do include a new version of the XUV500, and the second generation Thar.