India's leading SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra that teased the Scorpio special edition on its Facebook fan page a couple of days back, has now finally launched it. Mahindra Scorpio which is now 10 years old is undoubtedly one of the best selling Sports Utility Vehicles in the country, but the entry of several compact SUVs in the market has certainly affected its sales. So to counter the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, Mahindra launched the special edition, which looks very similar to the special edition rolled out by the company back in 2010. This time only 500 units of the Special Edition will be sold across the nation.
Though the changes are limited, Scorpio Special Edition certainly looks refreshed with several new features including European leather interiors in beige and tan shades, leather-wrapped gear knob and gear shift, Integrated roof-mounted DVD player with 9" screen, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Alloy wheels with signature chrome finish, Dual front SRS airbags and a high-gloss wood finished central bezel.
The Scorpio Special Edition has been offered in the VLX trim, which is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, which churns out the maximum power output of 120bhp at 4000rpm and 290Nm of peak torque. The company hasn't said anything on the pricing, however we expect the prices to be similar to that of the regular VLX trim.