2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid makes a surprising entry and will now benefit from government schemes for hybrids vehicles
Mahindra is on an aggressive streak of making sure they are not affected by the wrong diesel sentiment that is roaming around in the market. The brand is making sure that the diesel continues to deliver great efficiency, emission and mileage that it delivers over the petrol variants. However, the information is still not reaching the right eyes and ears in the bureaucrat department. To make things even more better, the Mumbai based manufacturer has churned out a Hybrid diesel that was first seen on Maruti cars. Using this technology, the emission go down and fuel economy goes up by 7%. How is it all done, well, we have all the details on the same.
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid – Engine, Gearbox and Mileage
Engine wise, we see the 2.2 litre engine instead of the 1.99 litre engine made for the Delhi ban, The system quite familiar to the Maruti system that has been on Ciaz and Ertiga. There is an alternator which charges a new large battery pack and also sends some amount of power to the engine in certain driving conditions when it has enough power to lend the engine. The power and torque rating remain the same at 120 BHP and 280 Nm of torque. The engine is mated a manual and automatic transmission but on certain variants. Overall, Intelli-Hybrid reduces fuel consumption by using Motor Assist, Electronic Start Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration.
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid Design and Dimensions
Everything remains the same on the new generation Scorpio that was launched in the year 2014. New front fascia along with tweaked side and rear profile continue with the Scorpio. The headlights and tail-lamps also remain the same and have projectors and DRL at the front and rear has LED units.
Length – 4456 mm
Width – 1820 mm
Height – 1995 mm
Wheelbase – 2680 mm
Ground Clearance – 200 mm
Boot Space – 500 litres
Kerb Weight – 2510 kgs, 2610 kgs (4WD)
Fuel Tank Capacity – 60 litres
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid – Chassis, suspension and Brakes
Scorpio continues with the same ladder on frame chassis and has revised chassis, suspension and brakes as before. The body control is better, ride quality is supple and has less unnerving ride and handling package like before. Disc brakes can be seen on all around and the suspension is retuned with double wishbone at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear with anti-roll bar to make sure body control is in check
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid – Interiors and Features
Interior has been revised dramatically and the new dashboard with a new center console, small steering wheel, and well-finished interior has made Scorpio even more appealing than before. Feature sets are the same and it has things like automatic climate control, connectivity options such as Bluetooth, USB, AUX and much more. New instrument cluster with all the information is avaliable and everything else can be seen on the new 6-inch touch-screen unit
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid – Launch and Price
Intelli-Hybrid is now available with the 2.2 Litre mHAWK engine variants such as the S4, S4+, S4+ 4wd, S6+, S8, S10 2WD (Manual Transmission) and S10 4WD (Manual Transmission) Priced begin at Rs. 12.84 lakhs for the top-end S10-2WD (Manual Transmission) model (ex-showroom price without Octroi, Navi Mumbai, BS4)
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid – Safety Features
THE SUV comes with ABS and EBD on all variants and Dual airbags are available on variants From S4 all the way till S10 variant.
2016 Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid Competition
Tata Safari, Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta.
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