More aggressive Mahindra Scorpio debuts


Available in its home market since late 2014, Mahindra South Africa has introduced a facelifted version of its popular Scorpio SUV with changes mostly consisting of a revised exterior and upgraded interior.

Now known as the Scorpio S10, the latter suffix denoting the flagship trim level in India, the newcomer does away with the body-coloured smiley face front clip, in favour of a more aggressive appearance comprising of a new chrome grille, sculpted projector-like headlights with curved daytime running LED’s, new bonnet scoop, bumper integrated foglights, black cladding around the wheel arches, Scorpio badging at the base of the rear doors, satin silver scuff plates and 17-inch alloy wheels shod with all-terrain rubber.

Changes to the rear include new taillight clusters incorporating LED’s, new tailgate that opens to bumper line, and a new bumper with integrated step.

Inside, the S10’s interior gains a two tone grey and black finish with a brand new instrument cluster, new steering wheel with cruise control and audio system switchgear, and a revised centre console boasting a six-inch touchscreen display with satellite navigation, Bluetooth, DVD player and USB input.

As with the previous Scorpio, standard spec in the S10 is impressive for the segment with items including a four-speaker sound system, automatic air-conditioning with rear passenger vents, rear parking sensors, follow-me-home headlights, height adjustable driver’s seats, electric windows all around, rain sense wipers, electric mirrors, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, auto on/off lights and tyre pressure monitor.

Up front, the S10 again makes use of Mahindra’s 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel engine which makes 88 kW and 280 N.m of torque. A brand new five-speed manual is sole transmission option with four-wheel drive models now utilising a shift-on-the-fly setup up to 100 km/h.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty and three year / 60 000 km service plan is standard on all models.


Scorpio S10 R283 995
Scorpio S10 4x4 R299 995