If you are looking for a tough SUV, then we suggest that you choose the Mahindra Scorpio Gateway. This is a very powerful looking car and it comes with numerous safety and comfort features, which make this car such a fantastic companion for your travel. Mahindra has always excelled in building tough cars those fares very well in both city rides as well as in driving on offbeat tracks, which have unpaved roads.
This is a great looking car with a lot of chrome embellishments to give it an upmarket feel. The front profile of this car is dominated by a big size engine grill that has a lot of thick chrome slats that matches superbly with the flanking headlamp cluster to give this car a great street presence. From the side, you will find that the designer of this compact SUV has used curves and character lines to great effect to improve the profile of the car tremendously.
It is a very spacious car and the seats are designed in such a way that you will not feel constrained for space while sitting in any row. The materials used to furnish the interior though not top class are relative of good quality. The seat of the driver is placed in such a way that he has an uninterrupted view of the road ahead and the instrument panel is easily accessible to him. The dashboard of this car is designed with good quality plastic and the instrument panel is integrated into it in a flawless manner. The air conditioner of this car is very powerful and the music system is pretty awesome.
This car is available with a 2.6-litre SZ CRDe diesel engine attached to a 5-speed manual transmission box. This power mill has the ability to produce a power of 115 bhp and a torque of 277.5 Nm. This torque allows this car to reach its maximum speed of 154 kmph in no time. The ARAI approved mileage of this car is around 11 Kmpl, which is pretty decent for a car of this size. Driving this car did not pose any major problem and we were able to get good power both at the low and high end of the revs. The only issue we faced with this car is the amount of engine noise seeping into the passenger cabin.
Mahindra Scorpio gateway is an entry-level SUV that is available at a competitive price. The price of this car is pegged at Rs. 10.99 lakhs (approximate). If you want to look at some of the competitors of this car in the market, then you can check out the Renault Duster, Premier Rio and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
1). A powerful performer that do well in all kinds of terrains 2). A well-furnished car for such a low price 3). Good after sale service available in all parts of the country
1). No petrol trim available for this model 2). The sound proofing is not up to the mark 3). The overall styling of this car looks a bit dated