By Khulekani Dumisa
Mahindra has introduced a limited-edition Scorpio S11 Adventure. The new model builds on the looks of the Scorpio with a set of off-road bumpers and all-terrain rims and tyres, rounded off with Adventure insignia on the flanks and rear luggage door.
“The Scorpio is the first choice for families looking for a large SUV with proven off-road credentials and trusted durability,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
The front bumper features a laser-cut Mahindra insignia with integrated fog lamps. Its construction and anchor points on the chassis mean that serious off-road and overlanding enthusiasts can also fit other recovery gear, like an electric winch or high-lift jack. At the rear, a matching departure bumper is fitted flush between the side-moulded bumper sections. This bumper is equipped with a tow bar as standard and is pre-fitted with recovery hooks and high-lift jacking points as well.
Rounding off the package is a set of all-terrain tyres fitted to hardened off-road alloy wheels. The tyres are upgraded from the 235/65R17 road-biased rubber of the standard model to 245/65R17 all-terrain tyres on the Adventure. The tyres are fitted to silk-black 17” alloy wheels that are hardened and machine-edged.
All Mahindra Scorpio S11 Adventure models offer 195 mm of suspension travel and 165 mm of ground clearance.
Inside the cabin, the S11 Adventure drive conveniences such as electronic climate control, power steering, cruise control, a voice-command system, electric windows all round and reverse camera. The S11 model also sports a new 7” infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard; and it features a USB and Bluetooth phone interface.
Under the hood of the S11 is the more powerful version of Mahindra’s popular 2.2 litre mHawk turbodiesel. This engine delivers 103 kW (up from the 88 kW of the S10 model) and 320 Nm of torque. The power is delivered to all four wheels through a new six-speed manual gearbox, and the driver has the ability to shift-on-the fly between 4H and 2H at speeds of up to 100 km/h.
The Mahindra Scorpio S11 Adventure is priced from R417,999. All models are sold with a 5-year/90,000 km service plan and 4-year/120,000 km comprehensive mechanical warranty.
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