Mahindra Scorpio Getaway Review

By Divya   |  October 24, 2013


Mahindra & Mahindra’s (M&M) first pick-up segment lifestyle SUV, the Scorpio Getaway is the first-of-its-kind of a car to roll out in India. This new lifestyle car, based on the Scorpio platform, is built to fit the urban lifestyle needs to the T. Exuding ruggedness and oomph, Mahindra has engineered this car for the growing breed of young adventurous Indians who work hard and play hard and have no qualms flaunting their success and lifestyle. The new Scorpio Getaway carries the DNA of the Scorpio into the lifestyle SUV segment. Aggressive, powerful engine and grand, the mighty Scorpio Getaway is available in two versions — Getaway 2-wheel drive and Getaway 4-wheel drive. Both the variants are powered by a 2.6L turbocharged SZ CRDe and Common Rail Diesel Engine. This is one car that is high on both luxury and style and comes with globally certified safety features. This vehicle rivals the Ford Endeavour and Mitsubishi Pajero.

Powertrain & Performance

Mahindra Scorpio Getaway is powered by a 2.6 L turbocharged SZ CRDe, Common Rail Diesel Engine that unleashes 115 bhp @ 3800 rpm and 277.5 Nm @ 1700 rpm. The two-wheel drive is enhanced with a 5-speed manual transmission and covers 0 to 100 km/h in 19.7 seconds. The 2,609 cc, in-line 4 comes with 2 valves per cylinder whereas the 4-wheel drive comes as an option.

The handling is smooth and comfortable. The front suspension is enhanced with double wishbone with torsion bar and the rear suspension boasts of semi-elliptical leaf spring. Stabiliser bar that acts as a shock absorber cushions against nasty road bumps and keep the wheels in constant contact with the tarmac, thereby improving the traction control. The braking is just adequate. Power and collapsible steering wheel comes with the 5.6m turning radius. Fuel tank offers 80 liter capacity. The vehicle also meets the Bharat Stage III Emission Norm Compliance.

Build & Styling

Mahindra Scorpio Getaway is stylishly to the boot. The body coloured bumper and the waterfall grille carries the distinctive Mahindra design. Wheels take their drive on 16-inch steel radial tubeless tires. “Follow Me Home” headlamps with head lamp leveling switch play as a convenient feature giving clear night visibility. The interiors look elegant too. The tilt adjustable power steering, electrically adjustable outside mirrors and the driver door mounted controls provide comfort to the driver. The instrument cluster includes newly designed and easy to access gauges providing precise reading. Front power windows and central locking system completely adds to the convenience. Seating looks comfortable allowing five passengers' capacity and full fabric seat with fire resistant upholstery.

Safety is taken care with collapsible steering column & split intrusion beams, Crash protecting crumple zones, power locks and anti-theft alarm with remote control.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Headlamp leveling switch
    • Fire resistant upholstery
    • Stylish Body Decals
  • Cons

    • Music system is absent