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Mahindra Scorpio CRDe Turbo Dx

May 29, 2006

THE BEAST

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After the TATA Indica the Scorpio is one vehicle which would do any Indian proud as it owes its origin to Indian designers and engineers. The Scorpio is handsome, despite the raised roof and near vertical rear door that was designed to unshackle interior space. The headlamp units that are excellent flank a distinctive six and half slat grille up front. Mahindra has launched two versions, one the predominant oil burner and the other being the surprisingly costlier petrol version sourced from Renault Motors of France. The exterior finish of the vehicle is excellent. I would be a dishonest soul unless I use the world brilliant as regards interior is concerned. The instrument console is clean and ergonomically positioned. Dual tone plastic has been used which is acceptable. One should remember that most diesel-engined vehicles would rattle your innards either while idling or while on the move, but Mahindra engineers have kept the NVH factor to the barest minimum levels. For the first time there is ample legroom for second row passengers in a Mahindra. The DX version has a third bench seat that can seat three fully-grown hulks in reasonable comfort. The DI engine is a revelation, which is excellent to say the least. The ride quality and handling is acceptable and the overall suspension matrix is also cleverly sorted out. The Scorpio is an excellent value-engineered product.

I purchased my Scorpio in December 2005. It is the CRDe Turbo DX Version. I have got it fitted with leather seats, Sony VCD System that outputs pulsating music, also connected is a Daewoo 7" Screen. All this and more adds to the awesome Beast of a vehicle that Scorpio is.

Its just about 5 months and the Scorpio has already done about 12000 KMS. A trip to Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai (couple of times), Akola, Kolhapur, Satara and many more.

PLUS:

  • Great road grip at all speeds (Top speed achieved is 155 KMPH on Mumbai – Pune Express Way)
  • Excellent Power
  • Low Maintenance
  • Awesome Dual A.C.
  • Mileage 10-11 KMPL in city (With A.C. On)
  • Mileage 15-16 KMPL on highway (With A.C. On)
  • Excellent handling and driving comfort.
  • Extremely smooth Suspension
  • Very light and responsive Steering.

MINUS:

  • Braking (Rear End rushes into the front part at high speed breaking)

I would always remain a proud owner of this vehicle which is one of the most Value-for-money vehicles today in the Indian Market. Hats of to Mahindra and long-live the BEAST.


Engine
Type SZ CRDe4 stroke, Turbo-charged, Intercooled, DI,Common Rail Diesel Engine.
Cubic Capacity 2609 cc
Max. Gross Power 115 bhp (85 kW) at 3800 rpm
Max. Gross Torque 28.3 kgm at 1700-2200 rpm
Gear Box
Gear Box 5 Speed Manual
Tyres
Tyres P 235/70 R16,Tubeless
Suspension
Front 2 WD Independent, Coil Spring, Anti Roll Bar,4 WD Independent, Torsion Bar
Rear Multilink, Coil Spring
Brakes
Front Disc and Calliper Type, Twinpot & Tandem Booster
Rear Drum Type
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 ltrs
Turning Circle Radius
Turning Circle Radius 5.6 m for 2 WD
Max. GVW
Max. GVW 2510 kg for 2 WD,2610 kg for 4 WD
Dimensions
Wheel base, mm 2680
Overall width, mm 1817 (excluding outside mirrors)
Overall length, mm 4495 (with open footstep)
Overall height, mm 1975
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7 comments

  1. what r the version of scorpio available and what is the cost.

    http://www.irin.co.uk


  2. This is a very neat and clear description about ur experience with your BEAST dude…and yes i agree to the fact of driving comfort, cos i had a chance to drive it on our way to Goa.

    Thanks for sharing the other details.
    Happy Scorpio-ing :))))


  3. Hi Prashant,
    Once again, some nice information from you. Scorpio is really a nice package, however I can debate for hours with you, that when it comes to sheer driving pleasure, there is nothing like a Gypsy King … What do u say?


  4. Google

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  5. i want mahindra m hawk


  6. scorpio is a realy nice company for car models


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