Mahindra has whipped the covers off the Scorpio S11 Adventure, with the local arm of the Indian car manufacturer revealing pricing for the limited-edition version its rugged SUV. 

The most distinguishable exterior elements setting this special-edition Scorpio apart from its standard stablemate is the addition of new steel bumpers. According to Mahindra, the “off-road” bumpers has been specifically created for the Scorpio and integrate “seamlessly” into its SUV design for a “truly striking appearance”. These items, the automaker says, have also increased the approach and departure angles. 

Mahindra Scorpio Adventure
Integrated front bumper allows for increased approach angle.

The front bumper features a pair of fog lamps and anchor points. Incorporated into the chassis, the fore anchor points, Mahindra says, allow serious off-road and overloading enthusiasts to fit other recovery gear, like an electrically operated winch or high-lift jack, to the limited-edition Scorpio. 

‘Round back, the rear bumper is fitted flush between the side-moulder bumper sections. As standard, the aft bumper is equipped with a tow bar, recovery hooks and high-lift jack points. The Scorpio S11 Adventure rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in “upgraded” (from the standard version’s road-biased tyres) all-terrain rubber, measuring 245/65 in size. The Scorpio S11 Adventure has a ground clearance of 165 mm. 

Endowed with a more powerful version of Mahindra’s familiar 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel motor, the limited-run SUV offers outputs of 103 kW and 320 N.m, the latter available from a lowly 1 500 r/min to 2 800 r/min. Power and torque are directed to all four corners via a new, “slick-shifting” six-speed manual gearbox. 

Inside, the Scorpio S11 Adventure is equipped with a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which, Mahindra says, offers “greater” touch sensitivity and faster operation. Infotainment features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen mirroring and Bluetooth connectivity. Climate control, cruise control and “high-resolution” reverse-view camera complete the package. 

Mahindra Scorpio Adventure
As standard, a tow bar is fitted to the rear bumper.

Said CEO of Mahindra South Africa Rajesh Gupta, “What has not changed, and will never change, is the value-for-money that the Scorpio offers. Like before, this big SUV offers large SUV capabilities, ride quality and space with the affordability of a compact SUV.”

The Mahindra Scorpio S11 Adventure is priced at R416 999. Included in the asking price is a five-year/90 000 km service plan and four-year/120 000 km mechanical warranty.