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M&M launches Scorpio Automatic

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra launches Scorpio Automatic, the first Indian sports utility vehicle with a fully automatic 6-gear box in the market.

autos Updated: Sep 24, 2008 22:17 IST

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday launched Scorpio Automatic, the first Indian sports utility vehicle (SUV) with a fully automatic 6-gear box in the market.

The new edition of the SUV is equipped with in-built intelligent driving modes for an effortless drive and a wide array of smart features, a company release said here.

Priced at Rs 10.2 lakh and above (ex-show room price in Pune), the new Scorpio Automatic is available in VLX and VLS variants, the release said.

"The new Scorpio Automatic has been designed to make driving an effortless experience, allowing one to focus on the drive rather than gear section," M&M Ltd Automative Sector President Pawan Goenka said.

The car's intelligent drive modes provide greater vehicle control in a various conditions. Moreover, Automatic is powered by the mHawk engine, which ensures a smoother drive and better fuel efficiency, Goenka said.

The Scorpio Automatic has a fully electronically controlled automatic gear box, which results in shorter shift times and hence improved drivability, which is a major technical improvement over earlier automatics which were hydraulic-controlled, it said.