Mahindra & Mahindra, best of the biggest SUV makers, introduced the automatic versions of its most popular XUV 500 with a new automatic gearbox is the Aisin-made 6-speed gearbox. The same gearbox will be shared to the remaining Mahindra and its associated company (Ssanyong) sport utility vehicles. As in this part, the SUV maker plans to reintroduce its one of the current selling vehicles is Scorpio with a new Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission. There is no confirmation from Mahindra when the automatic variants of Scorpio will be re-launched but, the industry expected that the Scorpio is to be getting the new gearbox shortly to build a new competitive atmosphere in the SUV market.
The current selling Scorpio automatic are equipped with the 6-speed automatic gearbox received from the DSI (Drivetrain Systems International) is an Australian company. Now, the DSI gearbox might be replaced with the new 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from the Asian AW is the Japanese manufacturer. Like the XUV 500 automatic, the upcoming new Scorpio automatic versions available in two drive trains systems such as 2WD (rear wheel) and all-wheel drive train systems.
New Scorpio automatic is to be powered by the same mHawk 2.2-litre engine used in the current automatic versions of Scorpio. The turbocharged engine mated to the DSI automatic gearbox is returning the fuel-economy of 15.4/kmpl by producing the 120bhp of power to the rear wheels or all wheels and the torque of 280Nm. With the upgraded transmission, the car will get the simple gear shifts so that the vehicle is likely to give the better torque with the new converter and power.
The price differentiation between the manual and automatic versions of XUV 500 is approximately Rs.1 lakh. In the similar way, the new Scorpio automatic will be priced little-bit higher than the regular ones. if even the mechanical changes for new Scorpio automatic are immediately confirmed by Mahindra but, the process of the production will takes time. We expected that the new Scorpio automatic might be introduced before the next festival season or by the end of the next year.