You win some, lose some.
Take your pick as to what you want to live with and you will not be
shocked. Performance is the mantra everyone at OVERDRIVE but our social
responsibility also keeps us focused on how to stretch the fuel rupee.
The bulk, the huge frontal area and the height plus the near two-tonne
weight - typical SUV impediments - make the Scorpio flunk in the fuel
consumption test, but just about. With Aspi Bhathena at the controls,
the Scorpio returned an 8.1kmpl reading during our flat-out runs and
acceleration tests but on the highway in cruise mode it was strumming
along at a pleasing 14.6kmpl, not bad by any means. However in our
typical city traffic conditions, it was returning between 8.8 and
9kmpl which also is not bad. A 55-litre fuel tank gives it a decent
600km plus range.