Mahindra Scorpio was the first product from the home-grown manufacturer to be developed keeping the global market in mind. When the company decided to move from concept stage to production version, they roped in its suppliers to design most of the systems.
Mahindra then launched the Scorpio in 2002, and the SUV went on become one of the most successful models of the company. In 2006, the second-generation Scorpio was launched with the third-generation introduced in 2014. Now, Mahindra is all set to launch the facelifted Scorpio on November 14, 2017.
So what are the changes to the new Scorpio facelift? Is Mahindra offering only a cosmetic upgrade or are there more changes? Let us find out what Mahindra has to offer on the Scorpio facelift.
It is quite evident that every facelift model features cosmetic upgrade. But what are the design changes to the facelifted Scorpio? Well, Mahindra has redesigned the front profile of the Scorpio with a new grille. The front bumper will get revised styling with a new central air-dam, and along with the mesh-like grille, the front profile of the new Scorpio looks wider than before.
The side profile of the Scorpio facelift looks similar to the previous model; however, the SUV will get a new and updated alloy wheels. At the rear, the tailgate seen on the former model will lose all the creases and contours and will sport a relatively understated design.
Also, the rear wiper, taillight cluster, and the rear bumper will receive revised styling compared to the outgoing model. Inside, the Scorpio facelift's cabin will be upgraded although there won't be any significant changes compared to the previous version.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to come with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment similar to the XUV500 and will boast of connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto among others.
The present model does not offer airbags on the base or the variant above; we expect Mahindra to provide dual front airbags as standard across variants along with ABS with EBD.
The most significant change to the new Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to be in the engine specifications. The new Scorpio will continue to be powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, but will now produce 138bhp, a bump of nearly 20bhp, and the torque output will continue to be at 280Nm.
The updated engine of the Scorpio will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the automatic gearbox, which was discontinued, will be offered in the new Scorpio.
The Mahindra Scorpio continues to be a favorite among the SUV enthusiasts, especially in the tier II cities, with the bump in power output and cosmetic changes, the Scorpio facelift will offer robust features along with a powerful engine for young and urban car buyers.
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