Mahindra & Mahindra’s SUV Scorpio sets a scorching pace

first_imgThe Scorpio has set a scorching pace at a time when the auto industry has been sluggish with few companies clocking good sales.Mahindra & Mahindra’s SUV (sports utility vehicle) – they prefer calling it a car – has got a good start selling 1,475 cars since its July launch.The Scorpio,,The Scorpio has set a scorching pace at a time when the auto industry has been sluggish with few companies clocking good sales.Mahindra & Mahindra’s SUV (sports utility vehicle) – they prefer calling it a car – has got a good start selling 1,475 cars since its July launch.The Scorpio, if successful, could do what the Indica has done for Telco – facilitate a truck manufacturer’s entry into the passenger – car segment after repeated failures.SUVs are inching ahead in India’s car market in which it has only 12 per cent share, in contrast to 40 per cent in the rest of Asia and 50 per cent in the US.But then the Scorpio’s price tag of Rs 5.4-6.35 lakh – at least Rs 65,000 cheaper than a similar model of Toyota Qualis – might have a lot to do with its popularity.last_img

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