Popular UV-maker Mahindra and Mahindra is planning to introduce a new mild hybrid technology to its popular SUV, the Scorpio. Dubbed the Intelli-hybrid, the new hybrid system is likely to debut in India soon.
The Intelli-hybrid system will also assist the Scorpio engine while driving and will come with brake energy recuperation, a larger capacity battery, and an integrated starter motor. The motor will also charge the battery, reported AutoCar India.
The new technology will be available only on the 2.2-litre diesel engine version of the Scorpio. This will be quite a disappointment to Scorpio lovers in Delhi and NCR, where Mahindra has recently introduced the Scorpio with a downsized 1.99-litre engine to sidestep the ban on diesel vehicles over 2000cc. Mahindra & Mahindra is the one of the worst affected vehicle makers in the country after the ban on registration of diesel vehicles over 2000cc was declared in Delhi-NCR.
Mahindra is also said to be mulling over introducing a 2.2-litre petrol unit for the Scorpio. The same is also likely to make it to the XUV500. The Scorpio and the XUV500 are now sold with 2.2 diesel engines across the country. Mahindra is currently said to be working on at least four petrol engines. The engines in works are with 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre capacity that will be developed in-house, while the 2.2-litre petrol unit will be manufactured along with its subsidiary, SsangYong Motor Company (SMC).