Mahindra Scorpio: Automatic variants discontinued


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Mahindra has silently discontinued the automatic variants of the Scorpio. The price list on the company's official website has been updated to include prices of the MT variants only, while the Mahindra Scorpio twitter account has also confirmed the discontinuation of the AT variants, without mentioning any specific reason behind the step.

The Scorpio Automatic was launched in July 2015. It was available in both - two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The 6-speed automatic gearbox was mated to a 2,179 cc, 4-cylinder mHawk diesel engine that produced 118 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque @ 1,800-2,800 rpm. With the discontinuation of the AT variants, this engine is now available only with a 5-speed manual transmission.

While Mahindra hasn't revealed any specific reasons behind the discontinuation of the Scorpio AT, it is being speculated that the automaker might be planning to equip the Scorpio with a new AT gearbox. Earlier reports had indicated that the Scorpio might get the same automatic gearbox that is found in the XUV500. Meanwhile, 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.

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