Mahindra Scorpio Ownership Review
Among the many SUVs available in India, the Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most popular ones to be sold. Its huge presence is a testimony of its success. To find out more on the ownership of Mahindra Scorpio, we interview Mr.Vivek, who is an officer in a reputed industry. He is a frequent traveler and uses the vehicle to commute all sorts of distances.
Details of the vehicle
It is a 2007 white colored Mahindra Scorpio Slx CRDe 2.6 variant. The vehicle has done 57000kms.
Technical Specifications of Mahindra Scorpio
|Technical Specification of Mahindra Scorpio|
|Engine Type||2.6L CRDe||2.2L CRDe|
|Cubic capacity / No. of Cylinders||2609/4 CYL||2179/4|
|Power in PS / RPM||115/3600||120/4000|
|Torquein Nm / RPM||276/2200||290/2800|
|Ground clearance mm||180||180|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||60||60|
|Seating option||7 STR||7 STR|
|Tyre Rating||235/70 R16||235/70 R16|
|Turning circle radius (m)||5.6||5.6|
|Dimensions in MM|
|Gross weight (kgs)||1510||1510|
Question: Since when do you own this vehicle?
Answer: I own it since 2007 September. We were looking for a SUV which could be used for both official commuting as well as family outings. As I had driven the Scorpio earlier and knew the performance it offers, it was in top priority among the other options.
Question: How was your experience with the earlier models?
Answer: Earlier I had a Tata Indica Diesel for about four years or so. It was a reliable car giving a best mileage of around 18KMPL.As I was in need of a larger vehicle with the best of performance, flexible luggage space and seating capacity, I choose the Mahindra Scorpio.
Questions: How is the ownership of Mahindra Scorpio compared to earlier cars?
Answer: As mentioned earlier it gives all the benefits of higher power and comfortable seating for a tall person like me. There is generous rear luggage space which is used if not occupied. Seating comfort is the best in this vehicle as it is very spacious.
Question: Your comments on the mileage of the vehicle?
Answer: Most of the times I take it for long drives. I get a mileage of 11KMPL in normal driving style and get around 12KMPL in best of the conditions when I maintain a constant speed of 80 to 90 kmph.
Question: How was your experience in long drives?
Answer: I regularly take it for long drives of around 200 kms and occasionally take it for long trips with family. Recently I had driven it for about 800 kms at a stretch. I never felt fatigue while driving due to the comfortable seating posture, ease of steering, excellent suspension quality and driver visibility.
Features of variants of Mahindra Scorpio
|Features In variants of Mahindra Scorpio|
|Ex showroom Mumbai||889568(Not in sale now)||920262||1042588|
|New roof rail with end caps||No||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Wash and wiper||No||Yes||Yes|
|Digital Drive Assist system||No||Yes||Yes|
|New Styled headlamps||No||Yes||Yes|
|Body colored Door handle & ORVM||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Foot step with mudflaps||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Arm rest for driver and co driver||Yes||No||Yes|
|Intellipark reverse assist||No||Yes||Yes|
|Surround cool dual AC||No||Yes||Yes|
|Audio control on steering||No||No||No|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||No||Yes|
|Price in Rs Lakh|
Question: Have you faced any breakdown?
Answer: Not a single brake down faced till now.
Question: Any accident repairs done and insurance claimed for it?
Answer: I have lots of experience in driving and give top priority to safe driving. Though with this vehicle one can go beyond 160kmph, I generally restrict it to 120kmph max. I feel it’s enough speed to cover long distances at a good time. One must take care of points like abrupt entry of people on road, entry of cattle and dogs etc. Other’s safety is as important as of one’s own.
Question: How is your experience with maintenance of the vehicle?
Answer: I get my vehicle serviced at India Garage, which is the authorized service center located at the center of the city. They provide excellent service as well as deliver the vehicle on time. I am very happy with their service.
Question: How much is the cost incurred during normal servicing?
Answer: If given for a scheduled maintenance of 10,000 kms, the cost incurred would be around Rs.6000 to 7000. It could vary depending upon the earlier maintenance and the condition of vehicle.
Question: How do you rate the overall ownership of Mahindra Scorpio, would you recommend the same to others?
Answer: We are very satisfied with the performance of the vehicle. It’s an excellent option for regular outings and long trips. The Mahindra Scorpio takes on rough terrain very nicely as the suspensions are made to handle the unpleasant conditions.
Question: What’s your opinion about the other options available in the market?
Answer: These days there are many options available in the SUV/MUV segment, ranging from Mahindra Xylo, Bolero to the Mahindra XUV 500. Even other manufacturers have many models in this segment which offer great comfort and performance; however the Mahindra Scorpio sufficed us with all our needs and requirements.
Competition of Mahindra Scorpio
|Competition of Mahindra Scorpio|
|Mahindra||Mahindra||Tata Motors||Toyota Bharath||Tata Motors|
|Scorpio||Xylo||Sumo Grande MKII||Innova||Safari|
|Ex showroom price Mumbai in lakh||1042588||1019726||901708||1160021||1127553|
|Cubic capacity / Cylinder||2179/4 CYL||2179/4 CYL||2179/4 CYL||2494/4 CYL||2179|
|Power in PS / RPM||120/4000||120/4000||120/4000||102/3600||140/4000|
|Torque Nm / RPM||290/2800 RPM||280/2800||250/3000||200/3400||320/2700|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||60||55||65||55||55|
|Seating||7 seater||8 seater||8 Seater||7 Seater||7 Seater|
|Rear Wash and wiper||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Flat bed seat||No||Yes||No||No||No|
|Arm rest for driver and co driver||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Leather wrapped steering wheel||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|2-DIN Audio system||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Question: If you would like to upgrade to any of the new models available, which would it be?
Answer: At present we don’t have any upgrade plans but ideally we would like to choose Mahindra XUV500 as I have recently driven it and loved its performance. So ideally it would be our most preferred upgrade option.
As mentioned in the article, the Mahindra Scorpio is indeed an excellent SUV and the huge demand for it in both new and used car segment indicate the same. It faces stiff completion from its own sibling, the Xylo. The main point here is about the customer satisfaction. Manufacturers can be almost certain that good quality and reliable cars inevitably increase the chances of their existent customers buying the same or other models from them.