Used car buying guide: Mahindra Scorpio

Used car buying guide: Mahindra Scorpio

SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles are the new found desire for many car enthusiasts in India. From Ford to Mahindra to Tata, every car manufacturer has an SUV in their portfolio of vehicles in the country. Mahindra and Mahindra launched the Scorpio in India in the year 2002. Post its launch, the Mahindra Scorpio has gone through many changes and updates. The most prominent update was last received very recently when a new version of the Scorpio was launched. With over a decade of presence in the Indian car market, Mahindra Scorpio has dominated the SUV segment by miles. Post its launch in the market, the Mahindra Scorpio instantly addressed to the need for a mid-priced sports utility vehicle in the country.

Mahindra Scorpio

The current version of Mahindra Scorpio presents a strong front stance with black and chrome grille inserts, LED eyebrows, redesigned tail lamps, ORVMs, skirack and spoilers. Inside the cabin, the Mahindra Scorpio is studded with all black faux leather upholstery, power steering, steering mount controls and enhanced storage spaces all around. Under the hood, the Mahindra Scorpio is powered by 2523cc m2DICR 4 Cylinder 2.5 L Engine, 4 Stroke, Turbocharged, Direct Injection, Common Rail Diesel Engine which generates a maximum power of 75bhp at 3200rpm. This engine generates a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1400 – 2200 rpm. The Mahindra Scorpio comes with a choice of another 2179cc mHawk 4 Cylinder Engine, Variable Geometry Turbocharger with Intercooler, 4 Valves per Cylinder, Common Rail Direct Injection Technology engine which generates a maximum power of 120 bhp and 140 bhp at  4000 rpm and 3750 rpm respectively. These engines generate a maximum torque of 280 Nm and 320 Nm at 1800 – 2800 rpm and 1500 – 28 rpm respectively. The transmission options on the Scorpio are 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual. In terms of safety, the Mahindra Scorpio comes with dual airbags, engine immobiliser, ABS and anti-theft warning.

Mahindra Scorpio

S3 S5,S7 (120bhp) S7(140BHP), S11
Engine 2523cc 2179cc 2179cc
Power 55.3 kW (75 bhp) @ 3200 rpm 88kW (120 bhp) @ 4000 rpm 103 kW (140 bhp) @3750 rpm
Torque 200 Nm @ 1400-2200 rpm 280 Nm @ 1800–2800 rpm 320 Nm @ 1500-2800 rpm
Transmission 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual New 6 Speed Manual
Price Rs. 10 Lakhs Rs. 11.89 Lakhs – Rs. 12.98 Lakhs Rs.13.29 Lakhs – Rs. 16.34 Lakhs

Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio Variants:

  • S3 – Rs.10 Lakhs
  • S5 – Rs. 11.89 Lakhs
  • S7 120bhp – Rs. 12.98 Lakhs
  • S7 140 bhp – Rs. 13.29 Lakhs
  • S11 (2WD) – Rs. 15.12 Lakhs
  • S11 (4WD) – Rs. 16.34 Lakhs


Mahindra Scorpio colour options:

  • Pearl White
  • Napoli Black
  • Molten Red
  • Dsat Silver

Mahindra Scorpio

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Used car buying guide: Mahindra Scorpio

Pros and Cons of buying a Mahindra Scorpio

Pros of buying a used Mahindra Scorpio

  • The current version of Scorpio is a complete SUV package with aggressive styling
  • The body has a strong built with robust construction
  • The mHawk turbo diesel engine on the Scorpio is one of the best engines in the segment. An option for a 140 bhp engine makes Scorpio class apart
  • The Scorpio has one of the best resale values in the used car market
  • Features such as a 6″ touchscreen, reversing camera, auto-headlamps and cruise control make it a feature loaded SUV


Cons of buying a Mahindra Scorpio:

  • Mahindra Scorpio has been in the market for more than 16 years. The old body shell of the SUV shows its age. Because of this, the fascia of Scorpio feels a little outdated in many ways.
  • The ride quality on the Scorpio is not as plush as one would expect. Driving the Scorpio gets bouncy, bumpy & shaky in Indian driving conditions
  • The second-row legroom on the Mahindra Scorpio is very limited for an SUV
  • The 4×4 drive option is only limited to the top (S11) variant
  • The top-end trims of the Scorpio are surprisingly overpriced and sit close to the pricing of competitors such as Mahindra XUV500
  • Many existing Scorpio owners have reported of niggles and issues
  • The after sales service of Mahindra’s vehicles is not at par with the standards

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On this note, if you plan to sell your used Mahindra Scorpio, we at CARS24 are on a mission to make your used car selling experience hassle-free.

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