The yet to be launched Mahindra Scorpio facelift continues to be sighted around India testing, this will be the one last facelift before the next-generation model which is slated to launch sometime in 2017-18. So far, Mahindra has to kept on updating its ageing Scorpio to hide its wrinkles and to face the existing market with features, styling and technology. This will be the third major facelift of Mahindra Scorpio that has been for almost 11 years now. Surprisingly, the Scorpio inspite of the latest entrants like EcoSport and Duster manages to rank second position in the Indian SUV market.
To give you guys an overall idea how the new SUV will look like, the folks at CarToq had made a projection of the same with revised front grille, new headlights, and new front bumper. The SUV could also come up with a slightly revised hood and an updated rear to spice up the overall look of the vehicle. In this rendering, the headlights seems to be borrowed from its cousin Korando, however, expect the upcoming Scorpio to get projector headlamps, as its becoming standard in sub-7-lakh rupee cars. On the inside, Scorpio facelift will get upmarket interiors and try to make it more spacious.
Mechanical details of the Scorpio facelift remain unavailable at this point in time. However, keeping with the nature of the facelift, engines and transmissions could be retained without any changes. The three engine options include 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine that now produces 120 BHP with 290 Nm, a 2.5-litre m2DiCR turbo diesel motor that churns out 75 BHP with 220 Nm, and a 2.6-litre turbo diesel engine that spits-out 115 BHP and 277 Nm respectively. Similar transmissions with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox, along with the 4-Wheel-Drive option.
With the launch of XUV500 W4 variant, Mahindra has to calibrate the price of the Scorpio facelift wisely, while most of the Scorpio facelift variants would slot under the entry-level XUV500 W4 variant, expect some variants to cost more.
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