Folks wanting a rugged and affordable Indian SUV with the 4X4 function have options like the Tata Safari and the Mahindra Scorpio to choose from. Talking specifically of the Mahindra Scorpio, the SUV is available with two 4X4 variants, the LX and the VLX models. While the Scorpio VLX 4X4 is a fully loaded option sitting at the very top of the variant line up, the LX 4X4 is an entry level variant that’s been stripped down suitably to be a no frills SUV that offers the critical 4X4 mode, aimed at off road enthusiasts and folks who need the 4X4 function on a day to day basis.
The big price gap between the LX 4X4 and the VLX 4X4 versions of the Scorpio means that there’s plenty of space for Mahindra to launch a more equipped version of the Scorpio 4X4 SUV. This is precisely what seems to have happened with a report carried by our friends over at CarToq suggesting that the Mahindra Scorpio 4X4 is now available in SLE trim. The folks at CarToq even go on to list out the features of this SUV, along with pricing details. The Mahindra Scorpio 4X4 SLE is said to be priced at INR 10.72 lakhs ex-showroom Bangalore.
We did some digging around on our own to confirm this story. Sadly, none of the Mahindra dealers at Bangalore seem aware of the existence of such a variant on the Scorpio. The Mahindra customer service also seems unaware of the existence of the SLE 4X4 model of the Scorpio. The same is the case with dealers at Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. All the Mahindra dealers whom Team ICB correspondents spoke to say that they have no information about the Mahindra Scorpio 4X4 available in SLE trim. All the dealers maintain that the Scorpio 4X4 is available only in LX and VLX trims, suggesting status quo.
So, we’re still not sure about the Scorpio 4X4 SLE variant actually available given the fact that the Mahindra website also throws up a blank with no such variant listed. All said, our friends at CarToq have gone ahead to list the features of the Scorpio 4X4 in SLE trim. The SUV, that’s powered by the 2.2 Liter mHawk turbo diesel engine good for 120 Bhp-290 Nm gets the following features,
* Anti-lock braking system(ABS
* Electric wing mirrors,
* Manual air conditioning
* Rear defogger and wiper
* Keyless entry with immobilizer
* Power windows
* Power steering
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