Home-grown UV-maker Mahindra and Mahindra announced a recall of its new generation Scorpio and NuvoSport SUVs in India to fix a problem with the fuel pipe.
Mahindra's recall will include all the NuvoSport and the new gen Scorpio vehicles manufactured until June 2016. The exercise will include the inspection and repair of the fluid hose in the engine compartment of the above mentioned models, reported Press Trust of India.
"As an endeavour to ensure a hassle free experience for its customers, the company is proactively carrying out this activity. This action is also in compliance with SIAM's voluntary code on vehicle recall," PTI quoted Mahindra as saying.
The owners of the affected model will be contacted by the company and the inspection and repair will be done free of cost.
In August, Mahindra had recalled unspecified number of its SUV Rexton sold under SsangYong brand in India over faulty rear driveshaft. Volkswagen, in India, is also in the process of recalling its models starting with the older generation Skoda Superb.
The compact SUV of Mahindra — the NuvoSport — was launched in India in April 2016. The new NuvoSport, a copiously tweaked version of the Quanto, takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport in the Indian market. Powering the new NuvoSport is a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel mHawk100 engine, which is tuned to belt out 100bhp of power and 240Nm of peak torque.
New gen Scorpio
Launched in India in September 2015, Mahindra new Scorpio comes with 2.5-litre 4 cylinder m2DiCr diesel and 2.2 litre mHawk engines under the hood. The base variant of new Scorpio gets power from 2.5-litre 4 cylinder m2DiCr diesel engine, which can churn out a power of 75bhp at 3,200rpm and a peak torque of 195Nm at 1,400-2,200rpm. Other variants get the power from 2.2 litre mHawk engine that can churn out 120bhp at 4,000rpm and 280Nm at 1,800 to 2,800rpm.