Ed­i­tor's Note

Car India - - FEATURE - — Aspi Bhathena, Ed­i­tor, Car In­dia

I have fond mem­o­ries of the first Mahin­dra Scor­pio. Back in 2002, when this truly In­dian SUV was launched, the me­dia was in­vited for a drive that cov­ered 29 states of In­dia, that too in just 29 days. The Scor­pio was driven over ev­ery imag­in­able ter­rain, cross­ing the 15,000-km mark with­out caus­ing any grief from a break­down. The Mahin­dra kept forg­ing ahead steadily, no mat­ter what chal­lenges we threw at it.

Over the years, the ad­di­tion of new tech­nolo­gies and im­prove­ments on the Scor­pio by In­dia’s au­to­mo­bile ma­jor, Mahin­dra, gave us a sense of pride - such as the in­tro­duc­tion of the Mi­cro Hy­brid sys­tem or the land­mark mHawk en­gine. The Scor­pio by Mahin­dra has be­come a house­hold name among en­thu­si­asts, busi­ness ty­coons, ad­ven­ture junkies, and even na­tional lead­ers.

In­ter­na­tion­ally, this SUV has estab­lished it­self as a global prod­uct, be­ing ex­ported to re­gions like Latin Amer­ica, Africa, and many Asia-Pa­cific coun­tries. While trav­el­ling abroad, the feel­ing of see­ing a made-in-In­dia car like the Scor­pio on for­eign soil is like noth­ing else.

Even in mo­tor sport, the Scor­pio has made a mark for it­self. The In­dian SUV can be seen par­tic­i­pat­ing and ac­quir­ing top spots in pretty much ev­ery ad­ven­ture com­pe­ti­tion that takes place across In­dia. The Scor­pio never ceases to im­press!

To con­clude, the Scor­pio re­mains a trusted, ro­bust, and ca­pa­ble SUV that has over­come all the chang­ing trends and still re­mains de­sir­able even af­ter 15 ad­ven­tur­ous years since it was first rolled out. Here’s to many more.

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