Mahindra & Mahindra have gone ahead and added yet another variant to their highly popular SUV – the Scorpio. Thus the Mahindra Scorpio S9 gets included in the model line-up of variants like the S3, S5, S7 and S11. Priced at Rs 13.99 lakhs (ex-showroom), the S9 variant comes with a hoard of features as it sits between the numeric order of Scorpio S7 and Scorpio S11.
What are those features one may ask? Well, the 2018 Mahindra Scorpio S9 stands to provide a 5.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, dual airbags, cruise control, cornering projector headlamps, ABS, OVRMs with turn indicator inserts among many others.
Apart from these additions, this particular variant remains more or less the same. Which is that on the outside nothing has been done to distinguish it from the others. Similar to the exterior, the interior layout and fabric materials remain unchanged. As for the powertrain, it is the same unit that is currently available on the top-end variant (S11). Therefore Scorpio S9 features a 2.2 litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 140 bhp with 320 Nm of peak torque. Matted to a 6-speed manual transmission, the S9 also stands to provide a 4-wheel drive system.
When compared with others, the Mahindra Scorpio S9 can easily be identified as the second top most variant due to its pricing. Thus in the descending order, the 2018 Mahindra Scorpio S11 4WD (wheel-drive) is priced at Rs 16.37 lakhs followed by S5 that comes for Rs 11.97 lakh while the lowest S3 costs Rs 9.99 lakhs. All prices mentioned herein are ex-showroom.