When the first Scorpio was launched, it signalled the arrival of the urbane SUV. It had all the luxuries of a car and all the thrills of an SUV. Big on size, looks and innovation; it manoeuvred easily over scorched earth, bumpy roads and Himalayan terrain. Its 109 hp best-in-class engine even met global Euro III emission standards. The Scorpio has won awards and accolades from the world over, including the CNBC Autocar Car of the Year in 2003. And over 700,000 proud owners on last count.