Mahindra and Mahindra have officially discontinued the automatic variant of the Scorpio SUV in India. The leading utility vehicle maker has already evacuated the Mahindra Scorpio AT variant from the organization’s official site and a twitter discussion with a follower on its official handle additionally sets up this report. In fact, sources from the organization and some of the Mahindra dealerships we contacted, have affirmed that the Scorpio automatic is no longer on sale in India.
The Mahindra Scorpio AT in its now defunct avatar was launched in India just about two years prior. Presented at Rs 13.13 lakh for the 2WD variant and Rs 14.33 lakh for the 4WD variant (both ex-showroom, Delhi), the Scorpio AT was just offered with the top-end S10 trim. The automatic variant was controlled by the same tried and tested 2.2-liter mHawk diesel motor that does duty on the manual variant. With the 6-speed automatic gearbox, the 2.2-liter engine used to deliver 120 bhp and develop 280 Nm of peak torque at 1800-2800 rpm. The manual unit makes a same amount of power and torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Though we are still waiting for the official word, we speculate the reason behind the Scorpio AT to be discontinued is because the organization is wanting to present a new automatic gearbox with the upcoming facelifted model. Gossip has it that it will be the same Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter that does duty on the Mahindra XUV500, which, in any case, a much better gearbox than the one used in the Scorpio. We are expecting an official affirmation from the organization soon so continue watching the space for future details.
The Scorpio and the automatic gearbox have always had an intense relationship. The last era Scorpio additionally had an auto box from an Australian based maker however soon after introduction, the organization making the gearbox left business leaving Mahindra quite stranded. The updated and facelifted Scorpio then got a new 6-speed gearbox that was much better but not as good as the one of the XUV500. We trust, this time around, the new Aisin 6-speed is here to stay for good. In case you were watching out to purchase an automatic Scorpio anyway, some of the merchants may at present have the 2016 model of the Mahindra Scorpio in stock. Considering the model is out of production you can surely get some considerable discounts on one of these older models. Mahindra additionally offers an automatic gearbox in AMT form on the likes of the TUV300 and NuvoSport.