Mahindra Scorpio automatic variants discontinued

By autoX Editorial | on June 5, 2017

Mahindra is expected to introduce an updated automatic gearbox with the facelifted version of the Scorpio, which is expected to go on sale sometime later in 2017.

Mahindra has silently discontinued the automatic version of the Scorpio. While the manufacturer chose not to make an official announcement about that, the automatic variants of the Scorpio – both 2WD and 4WD - have been removed from the SUV's official web page. The firm’s official Twitter handle has also confirmed the same in one of their replies to a prospective customer.

The reason behind pulling the plug on the automatic version could be the fact that Mahindra is currently working on the facelifted version of the Scorpio. So, a new and updated automatic gearbox is expected to replace the now defunct 6-speed torque converter in the new model. The Scorpio automatic was available with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine. Mahindra is expected to launch the updated Scorpio with a new six-speed automatic gearbox – most likely, it’s going to be the same Aisin-sourced unit that’s currently available with the XUV500.

The Scorpio automatic was available with the firm's 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Mahindra is expected to launch the updated Scorpio with a new six-speed automatic gearbox – most likely, it’s going to be the same Aisin-sourced unit that’s currently available with the XUV500.

The Mahindra Scorpio will continue to be offered with a manual transmission until the facelift arrives in the market. This means the SUV will be available with a 75bhp/200Nm producing 2.5-litre diesel engine in the base variant, along with 2.2-litre and 2.0-litre (for Delhi-NCR) diesel engines for rest of the variants. The latter two develop 120bhp and 280Nm of torque. All three engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while only the 2.2-litre and 2.0-litre engines get 4WD as optional.

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