In order to make its hybrid technology prominent in the SUV segment, the Indian manufacturer has now launched the Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid 1.99L at a starting price of INR 9.35 lakh. The all-new 1.99L option will be available with S4, S4+, S4+ 4WD, S6+, S8, S10 2WD (Manual Transmission) and S10 4WD (Manual Transmission). Mahindra and Mahindra was working on this Intelli-Hybrid for Scorpio from quite a long time and now the company has finally revealed it in the production version. The new system will be able to electrically assist the engine that will result in a more efficient run.
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Comparing the new hybrid system with the Micro-Hybrid, it is much advanced. Micro-Hybrid was just a basic auto engine start/stop feature, while the Intelli-Hybrid is quite similar to what Maruti-Suzuki offers in its car, named SHVS. The Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid will be available with two engine options. One is 2.2-litre diesel engine while the other is the new 1.99-litre diesel engine specially designed for the Delhi and NCR. The new engine uses brake energy recuperation, integrated starter motor, which also act as an alternator and larger capacity battery pack. The electric motor will only act as an assistant and an independent function is still not there to power Scorpio.
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With this new Intelli-Hybrid, the fuel efficiency of Mahindra Scorpio will be improved by 7% and will also comply with NEMMP (National Electric Mobility Mission Plan). Through this plan, the cars that are electric and hybrid powered gets a cut in the excise duty. The prices of all the variants are yet to be revealed by the company but it is confirmed that the base 1.99L S4 variant is priced at INR 9.35 lakh while the top variant S10 2WD (Manual Transmission) is tagged at INR 12.84 lakh (both prices ex-showroom).
Let’s see how the introduction of Intelli-Hybrid technology helps Scorpio in gaining lead in the market.