Mahindra & Mahindra yesterday launched its SUV Scorpio with Intelli-Hybrid technology for the Delhi and NCR market, at a starting price of Rs9.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Scorpio with Intelli-Hybrid technology is powered by a 1.99 litre mHawk engine. Being a mild hybrid, the Scorpio would be sold on a concessional value added tax (VAT) of 5 per cent in Delhi, which translated into a benefit of Rs60,000 to Rs90,000 for the customer, depending on the variant purchased,'' Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) said in a press release.
''As an organisation that puts keen emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, across every process and product, we are delighted to introduce mild-hybrid technology on the Scorpio,'' M&M's president and chief executive Pravin Shah said in a statement.
By cutting fuel consumption, the Intelli-Hybrid helped Scorpio owners contribute towards a cleaner and greener Delhi and NCR, he further added.
M&M claimed that the Intelli-Hybrid cut fuel consumption by up to 7 per cent by assisting the engine with electric power during acceleration. It also automatically switched the engine off within three seconds of the vehicle coming to a halt (start-stop) and reusing brake energy, which would otherwise be wasted, to charge the battery.
Pravin Shah, president and chief executive, (automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said in a statement, "Intelli-Hybrid demonstrates our commitment to making modern technology more accessible to a wider audience. As an organisation that puts keen emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, across every process and product, we are delighted to introduce mild-hybrid technology on the Scorpio. By reducing fuel consumption, Intelli-Hybrid helps Scorpio owners contribute towards a cleaner and greener Delhi and NCR."
Intelli-Hybrid is being offered on the following variants of Scorpio with the 1.99 litre mHAWK engine: S4, S4+, S4+ 4wd, S6+, S8, S10-2WD (Manual Transmission) and S10-4WD (Manual Transmission).