Like the Scorpio, the mHawk engine was developed from scratch. It, in fact, spawned an entirely new range of engines for the company.

The challenge was not only to design a new engine, but to design an engine that could run 300,000 km without an overhaul. It was decided that the Scorpio would not only have powerful engine, but class-shattering power. The result was 109 bhp at 38000 rpm. It could do 0-60 km/h in 5.7 seconds and reach top speeds of 150 km/h. In terms of performance, the Scorpio proved to be the quickest diesel-powered SUV in India. It was an engine that was rewarding to drive, both in the city and on the highway.