Mahindra Scorpio and XUV500 with new 1.99 liter engines launched in Delhi for Rs. 9.67 lakhs & Rs. 11.58 lakhs respectively

In a move to tackle the Supreme Court’s order of putting a ban on new registrations of passenger diesel vehicles with over 2000cc engines, Mahindra & Mahindra, a company whose entire portfolio comprises of 2000cc + diesel cars, have downsized their existing 2.2 liter mHawk engines to 1997cc (exclusively available in Delhi).

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The new 1.99 liter engines have successfully managed to bypass the ban, while continuing to deliever the same power output and torque as before. The Scorpio’s engine churns out a 120 bhp of [email protected] 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 280Nm between 1,800 – 2,800 rpm, while the XUV500 delivers a power of 140 horses and 330 NM of torque between 1600 to 2800 rpm. The engines will paired to a five speed manual or a six speed automatic only gearbox.

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The downsized Scorpio  will start at a price of  9.67 Lakhs rising upto 12.75 Lakhs and the XUV500 1.99L will priced from 11.58 Lakhs onwards, with the top variant closing at 15.51 Lakhs. (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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