Mahindra Scorpio 1.99L, XUV500 1.99L launched in Delhi, brochure inside – IAB Report
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Starts from INR 9.67 lakh and INR 11.58 lakh for Scorpio and XUV500, respectively.
Mahindra has launched the Mahindra Scorpio 1.99L and Mahindra XUV500 1.99L in Delhi. The Scorpio 1.99L is priced between INR 9.67 lakh – INR 12.75 lakh, while the XUV500 1.99L costs between INR 11.58 lakh – INR 15.51 lakh (all ex-showroom Delhi).
The only change is the mHawk diesel engine, which has been downsized from 2.2L to 1.99L, thus enabling Mahindra to sell the two models that were affected by the government’s ban on registration of diesel engines displacing above 2000 cc.
The 1997 cc mHawk diesel engine outputs 120 hp/280 Nm in the Scorpio which is identical to the outgoing 2.2L unit, and 140 hp/320 Nm (10 Nm down) in the XUV500. In the Scorpio and XUV500, the new engine is only available with a 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions, respectively, and only with 2WD.
With the launch of the revised Scorpio and XUV500, Mahindra is the first manufacturer in India to act upon the new ban that affected the two models. This could prove to be a fail-safe move should the government decide to extend the ban post March 31, 2016.
Mahindra Scorpio 1.99L – Image Gallery
Mahindra XUV500 1.99L – E-Brochure
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