M&M has rolled out a new high-end trim of the Scorpio. On sale at an ex-showroom price of INR 13.99 lakh, the Mahindra Scorpio S9 slots below the S11 trim but carries most of the equipment that's available on the top-spec variant.
Speaking on the introduction of the S9, Mahindra - Chief of Sales and Marketing - Automotive Division, Veejay Ram Nakra said-
Scorpio changed the landscape of the Indian Auto Industry & continues to be a dominant force in the SUV segment. The new Scorpio S9 offers a great feature package at an attractive price point making it a compelling buy for customers looking for a true-blue SUV, while retaining Scorpio's core DNA of power, driving thrill and adventure.
With the launch of the new variant, the Mahindra Scorpio is now available in 5 trim options - S3, S5, S7, S9, and S11. The recently introduced S9 model has been priced INR 1.14 lakh lower to the S11 trim but is INR 60,000 costlier than the S7 version.
All variants feature a 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine. For the S3 and S5, the motor has been tuned to output 120 bhp and 280 Nm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The S7 can be ordered in either the lower state of tune or in a 140 hp/320 Nm version with a 6-speed manual transmission. The S9 and S11 trims are offered in the higher power-tune with a six-speed manual transmission only. A Four Wheel Drive system is available exclusively on the top-spec S11 trim.
The equipment list of the S9 includes static bender projector headlamps, LED light guides, ORVMs with turn indicators, fog lamps, hydraulic assisted bonnet, cushion suspension with anti-roll technology, automatic climate control, dual front airbags with ABS, cornering projector headlamps, 5.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, multifunction steering wheel, and cruise control.