Kolkota: Bhaichung Bhutia, India's football captain, received the Scorpio Getaway Lifestyle - a customised concept of the Scorpio Getaway, from senior Mahindra officials in a special ceremony held in the city today.
The Scorpio Getaway Lifestyle concept is built on the Scorpio Getaway platform, which is available in both 2WD and 4WD variants and is powered by the technologically advanced 115 hp CRDe engine and is BS-III compliant.
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Customised body paint, along with styled wheel arches and auxiliary lamps give the Scorpio Lifestyle a sporty stance. This is further enhanced by a motorised sunroof and stainless steel guards for the front, rear and sides of the vehicle. The cargo bay with a motorised cover comes in handy on long camping trips as it provides ample storage space and also protects cargo in case of rain.
The vehicle's imposing exterior is aptly complemented by plush, custom painted interiors with custom stitched leather upholstery. Additional features include an MP3 music system with speakers, an iPod docking station and a reverse camera with sensors.
"We are thrilled to customise the Scorpio Getaway Lifestyle concept for Bhaichung, which, for him, represents the fulfilment of a long-cherished childhood dream," said Vivek Nayer, senior vice president, marketing, automotive sector, M&M.. "A high degree of customisation also makes it the ideal choice for Bhaichung to make a personalised style statement," he said.
"My love affair with offroad vehicles began with Mahindra," recalls Bhutia. "I grew up in the hills of Sikkim and one of my fondest childhood memories is of my father and me going for long drives through tea plantations and rugged terrain in a Mahindra.. Ever since then I have always dreamt of owning an offroad vehicle that would be suitable for both the city as well as the hills. Life has now come full circle and I am absolutely delighted to receive my very own, personalised Scorpio Getaway Lifestyle concept from Mahindra, which will help me relive the days of my youth."
A recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Arjuna Awards, Bhaichung Bhutia is already a legendary figure in Indian football and captain of the national team. In 1999, he was voted Asian (AFC) Player of the Month and also received the Sikkim State Award for his contribution to the sport.