Mahindra group launches Mahindra Scorpio with a facelift starting from Rs9.97 lakh

The Mahindra Scorpio facelift launched in Indian markets today with price starting from Rs 9.97 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The vehicle's mHawk engine  can churn out 140 bhp, for the refreshed iteration of the popular Indian SUV which Mahindra calls the 'most-powerful Scorpio ever'.

The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift also gets some cosmetic changes that make the already beefed up SUV all the more imposing.

Although, under the hood the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift features the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine driving the Scorpion since long, it comes paired with a 6th generation Borg Warner Turbo charger, which Mahindra claims 'makes the drive peppy and responsive'.

Also the old mHawk engine running the higher variants of the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift has been tweaked to deliver 140 bhp max power, instead of 120 bhp, and 320 Nm, in a first for one of the most popular SUV line-ups in India.

The low-end torque of the new Mahindra Scorpio makes for better urban driving experience, whereas abundant mid-range torque helps easy highway driving, according to Mahindra.

The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift is being offered in the following variants - the S3 base trim with mDCIR engine producing 75 bhp, S5 and S7 variants with mHawk engine doing 120 bhp max power and 280 Nm max torque, and lastly the top-end S7 and S11 variants with the tuned mHawk engine dishing out 140 bhp max power, 320 Nm max torque.

The cosmetic updates include the dual-tone front grille featuring a 7-slat design that is similar to the Imperio and headlights featuring minor changes such as the clear lens indicators. The front bumper has been given an integrated scuff plate and chrome trim around the fog lamps.

It also features a new set of ORVMs with integrated turn signals and rides on 17-inch, 5-spoke alloy wheels finished in silver.