Delhi Land Finance (DLF) has recently gifted three modified Mahindra Scorpio SUVs to Gurugram Police. Read the entire story here.
DLF, in an effort to aid Gurugram police in fighting crime, has gifted the law enforcement department with three modified Mahindra Scorpio SUVs. The vehicles, however, are far from stock models or any other customized example, for that matter, as they feature roof-mounted light machine guns!
DLF has gifted three militarised Mahindra Scorpios to Gurugram Police
The CEO of DLF Foundation, Vinay Sahni, stated that the models in question have been modified by Mahindra Defence systems, especially for such ‘military’ use. The light machine guns (LMGs) can be rotated 360 degrees along the roof via the use of a hydraulic mechanism. Apart from the usual missions of escorting VVIPs, the vehicles will be used to patrol the streets of Gurugram. Not only that, but these vehicles shall be dispatched via calls from the control room, on the ‘100’ police hotline. As per the initial plan, two of these Scorpios shall be stand posted near DLF Cyber Hub, and one shall stay guard at Golf Course road. It goes without saying that these new vehicles will indeed be a sight on the road, more so if they are chasing a culprit!
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Apart from the LMG mounted on the roof, there aren’t any changes revealed to the public. The powertrains are expected to be the same as the stock car. The Mahindra Scorpio is available with two engine options – a 2.5-litre inline-4 turbo-diesel unit, and a more powerful 2.2-litre mHawk diesel mill. The former is good for 75 PS and 200 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. The latter is offered in two states of tune – 120 PS against 280 Nm, and 140 PS against 320 Nm. Both these engines are only BS4-compliant.
The Scorpio, even in its stock avatar, is quite a potent vehicle
The manufacturer is expected to retire the 2.5-litre unit before the April 1st deadline for BS6-compliance. The fate of the 2.2-litre engine is not yet known. A rumour mill had earlier churned out that there will be a new 2.0-litre diesel engine on offer across the entire Mahindra range, although new speculation suggests that the old 2.2-litre motor shall be upgraded to meet the new emission norms. Apart from that, Mahindra has also recently showcased three new petrol engines at the Auto Expo 2020. These gasoline-burners, dubbed “mStallion”, will probably power the base variant of the upcoming next-gen Mahindra Scorpio.