This latest set of spyshots by Cartoq spy photographers reveal some new things about the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio facelift that we haven’t seen before. First is the dashboard, which is seen for the first time in the spy pictures snapped so far. If you are familiar with the current Scorpio, you’ll immediately notice a new steering wheel design, which looks like the steering wheel found on the XUV500. It’s a lot more ‘youthful’ in its looks, and the chunky steering that’s quite nice to hold.
Other changes that I’ve spotted in the interior that’s different compared to the current model is the completely new dashboard with re-designed instrumentation cluster, rectangular AC vents and beige colour scheme with chrome and wood inserts. The infotainment system is likely to be the touch screen unit in the top-end variant. Apart from the freshening-up in terms of design, the aim will be to introduce higher-quality materials inside, with additional features being borrowed from the XUV.
These spy shots also show us the exterior of the Scorpio facelift, which is pretty much what we expected to see – a outline carried over from the current Scorpio. In addition new Scorpio will get a new big-toothed grille, redesigned smoked headlamps (projectors available as an option), a redesigned front bumper and a re-positioned air scoop on the bonnet. The tail lamp cluster is redesigned, with a rectangular profile like the ones found in the Safari Storme, a new rear bumper and tailgate are other changes done to the rear.
At the moment, its still unclear if there are any changes to the mechanical bits. The current Scorpio is powered a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which develops 120bhp-290Nm. The folks at TopGear believe that Mahindra might plonk the XUV’s higher-strung 140bhp, 330Nm motor into the facelifted Scorpio. However, sources at CarToq say that Mahindra is yet to redesign the current gearbox to cope with the higher torque, thus, the possibility of the facelifted Scorpio retaining the same engine output is high.
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Source – CarToq