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Mahindra & Mahindra has introduced the completely new Scorpio which comes with ‘Intelli-Hybrid’ technology which is actually a newly developed mild hybrid technology. This new system is available across the entire manual gearbox equipped variants which actually uses Mahindra’s renowned mHawk diesel unit. The new Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid is priced at Rs 12.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai) for the top S10 2WD variant.

According to Mahindra the new Intelli-Hybrid technology can reduce fuel consumption by up to 7%. The system comes into effect while you actually accelerate or decelerate the vehicle. The electric motor assists the other motor and creates brake energy redistribution. The intell-Hybrid technology also consists of start stop technology as well which automatically turns off the engine while the vehicle is stationary and uses the brake energy to charge the battery. In other words the new technology by Mahindra works just like SHVS technology which was invented by Maruti and used in some of their cars. The intelli-Hybrid technology also helps in contributing towards greener and cleaner environment.

The only unfortunate thing is the base S2 trim actually misses out the newest technology because this is actually equipped with the older 2.5-litre diesel motor instead of the new 2.2 Litre unit. However the variant gets Mahindra’s Micro-Hybrid start-stop technology. Moreover the 1.99 litre which has been meant for the market of Delhi and NCR regions also misses out this new feature.

In terms of features the new Scorpio gets an automatic transmission system and voice messaging system as well. The new Intelli-Hybrid system is available with the S4, S4+, S4+ 4wd, S6+, S8, S10-2WD (Manual Transmission) and S10-4WD (Manual Transmission) trims. The 2.2 Litre m-Hawk engine is capable of producing about 120 Bhp of peak power at 4000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque in between 1800-2800 rpm.

Riju Ganguly
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