Officially Discontinued Mahindra Scorpio Automatic in India

Mahindra have banned the sale of automated variants of its popular Mahindra Scorpio SUV. The company has officially announced this fact. The price list on the company’s official website has removed Scorpio AT variants. While the Mahindra Scopio twitter account has also confirmed the discontinuation of the AT variants without mentioning and specific reason behind the step. Dealers of Mahindra also informed that Mahindra Scorpio automated model will no longer be sold in India. The Mahindra Scorpio Automatic was launched two year ago. The Scorpio was launched at an initial price of 13.13 lakhs.

Mahindra Scorpio Automatic

Mahindra Scorpio automatic had a 2.2 liter Amahoque diesel engine and available in both two wheel drive and four wheel drive configurations. Which comes with 6 speed automatic gearbox. Mahindra Scorpio has 2179cc, 4 cylinder mHawk diesel engine the produce 118bhp of maximum power and 280Nm of torque power. With the discontinuation of the AT variants this engine is now available only with a 5 speed manual transmission.  The company has not cleaned the car due to the sale of the car. It is expected that the company is going to launch Scorpio’s Facelift variant with the new automatic gearbox. It is believed that the company will use the 6 speed torque converter gearbox used in the Mahindra XUV500.

While, Mahindra is also testing a facelifted version of the Scorpio, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. This upcoming facelift might see a new automatic gearbox introduced in the SUV. The Scorpio and the automatic gearbox have always had an intense relationship. The last generation Scorpio also had an auto box from an Australian based manufacturer but soon after introduction, the company making the gearbox went out of 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.