Core values will carry the Mahindra Scorpio S10
Mahindra South Africa is ending off 2016 with a flurry of new models and the latest is the Scorpio S10 SUV. With this car Mahindra is confident of offering customers new technology, a new look and better value.
“Following the launch of the new-generation XUV500 sport utility vehicle last year, we’re proud to introduce the all-new, thoroughly re-engineered, equally advanced Scorpio S10 SUV to the SA market,” says Sanjoy Gupta, chief executive officer of Mahindra SA.”
“The Scorpio has always represented an appealing mix of capability and value, but this latest model raises the bar significantly in every respect. Everything, from the contemporary appearance to the sophisticated interior and the under-the-skin engineering, has been re-engineered to an entirely higher standard,”
‘Modern and aggressive’, that’s how Mahindra describes the Scorpio S10 SUV and it’s a unique design you won’t confuse with its competitors. Scorpio isn’t just cosmetic; dual projector headlights with LED daytime running lights provide increased illumination with directional capability. Body cladding, wider fenders, roof rails, side steps and 17-inch alloys with multi-purpose rubber (and tyre pressure monitors) are the sorts of accessories you’d normally have to pay extra for.
Underneath that hood mounted scoop lurks Mahindra’s trustworthy 2.2-litre mHawk artillery. The logical choice with 88kW and 280Nm spread across 4-cylinders of turbo diesel induction. Two and four wheel-drive versions are available with the latter getting 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 100 km/h. A five speed manual gearbox provides mechanical parity while a standby mode eases fuel consumption down to 7.2l/100km.
Improvements to road refinement come from the new independent front suspension 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. A wider track offers the macho look while simultaneously increasing stability and off road obstacles pose no threat with suspension travel of a generous 195mm.
The Scorpio S10 bristles with Mahindra’s latest technology. A multifunction steering wheel, which frames a new instrument cluster, is complimented by front arm rests, electric windows, 12V charging point and central locking – all inclusive features in the price. Whether you opt for the five or seven seater Scoropio S10, the material quality has been upgraded with a tasteful grey/blue finish that will suit all climates and lifestyles.
With customers demanding infotainment systems, the Mahindra Scorpio S10 packs a colour touchscreen that can handle navigation, DVD playback and USB ports. Parking sensors are also fitted to the vehicle.
Dual front airbags are standard, as are ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD, and panic brake warning flashers. All models feature a collapsible steering column, crash protection crumple zones, side impact protection bars, digital engine immobiliser and anti-theft alarm system
“With pricing starting below R285 000 for the 4×2 model and just under R300 000 for the 4×4 derivative, the Mahindra Scorpio S10 continues to represent exceptional value for money – a key aspect against a gloomy economic backdrop. We are convinced that the Scorpio S10 SUV will further entrench Mahindra’s growing status as significant player in the SA automotive sector.”