Home-grown carmaker Mahindra has presented the Scorpio Adventure Limited Edition in India. It is available with either a 4WD (four-wheel-drive) or a 2WD (two-wheel-drive) system. While the former is priced at Rs.13.1 lakh, the latter will cost you Rs.14.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). These prices are around Rs.40, 000 additional than the top-spec S10, 4WD and 2WD variants. Let us see what you get for the extra money.
The most evident modifications are on the outside. The Scorpio Adventure comes in a dual-tone color theme, with white body paint and mist silver plastic cladding all around. Even the front and back bumpers receive the same silver treatment to complete the dual-tone outlook. Moreover the body paint is covered with ‘Adventure’-themed decals, 17-inch alloys with gunmetal finish and red brake calipers, turn indicators on ORVMs, smoked-out tail lamps, triple jet windscreen washer and a rear-view camera. The only change inside the cabin is the inclusion of double tone faux leather seats.
Powering the Scorpio Adventure is the same turbocharged 4-cylinder mHAWK diesel unit with a cubic capacity of 2.2 liters. The engine churns out 122 PS of power and 280 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a five-speed manual gearbox and depending on the variant chosen, the power is transferred via a 2WD or a 4WD system. That means, there is no change in terms of acceleration oil economy and top speed
It isn’t the first time that Mahindra has introduced a limited edition Scorpio. In April 2016, the firm launched the same Adventure Edition Scorpio. It had the same inclusions as this one. Back then, Mahindra said that its making will be restricted to only 1,000 units.
Its list of rivals includes the Honda BR-V, Renault Duster, Tata Safari Storme, Nissan Terrano and the Hyundai Creta, which recently received an updated recipe. Apart from the Mahindra Scorpio, only the Renault Duster has a likewise decked-up Adventure Edition in its lineup.