On Wednesday, Mahindra & Mahindra Homegrown auto major has launched a new mild version of Mahindra New Generation Scorpio.
Mahindra New Generation Scorpio is equipped with ‘Intelli-Hybrid’ technology that helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 7 percent by assisting the engine with electric power during acceleration, automatically switching the engine off while the vehicle is stationary (start-stop) and re-using brake energy, which would otherwise be wasted.
To begin with, the Intelli-Hybrid has been made available on Scorpio with the 2.2 Litre mHAWK engine. It will be available across all the trim levels. M&M President & Chief Executive (Automotive) Pravin Shah, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “By reducing fuel consumption, Intelli-Hybrid helps Scorpio owners contribute towards a cleaner and greener tomorrow.”
The decision to come out with a Hybrid powertrain by Mahindra comes at a time when the concerns over pollution levels in the country are rising, especially in cities like Delhi, and the auto manufacturers are improving the technology used while designing engines of their upcoming automobiles.
Mahindra’s Scorpio competes with the 2.2L Tata Safari Storme, and the 1.5L Renault Duster in its segment, while the compact SUVs like 1.6L Hyundai Creta and upcoming Suzuki Vitara Brezza are also among popular choices.
While the S4 Intelli-Hybrid will be tagged at Rs 9.74 lakh, the top end S10-4WD manual transmission version is tagged at Rs 14.01 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai)