Mahindra Scorpio facelift spotted testing for the first time will get the highly acclaimed gearbox from XUV 500
Mahindra & Mahindra launched the Scorpio in 2002. Since then it went on to become one of the most popular SUV amongst the customers in India. Now Mahindra is working on a facelift of its prominent Scorpio SUV. It won’t be an all new Scorpio but will now come with more features, more space, upgraded design at the front and more powerful drivetrain. There aren’t too many changes to the design of the Scorpio fascia. However there will be revised headlamp styling, redesigned fog lamps on the newly constructed bumper and minor changes at the rear with changes in design of the tail lamp.
The side profile of the new Scorpio won’t change except for the alloy wheel design. The current model is 4,456 mm long, 1,820 mm wide, 1,995 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. Talking about the interiors the all new Mahindra Scorpio will feature overhaul seat upholstery, new interior colour combinations and an refurbished 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system AVN with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Mahindra and Mahindra are expected to launch the new Scorpio facelift towards the end of this year.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift will get the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and also a 2.2-litre petrol engine which is being made ready for the launch. The Scorpio will be mated with a six-speed automatic as well on the diesel engine. The new Intelli-hybrid system will be an advanced version of the micro-hybrid. The battery size now will be bigger and there will even be regenerative braking on the new Scorpio.
The diesel engine will produce more power than the current 120 bhp and it will and come with a five-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The petrol on the other hand will churn about 156 bhp of power. The torque is likely to be increased too, following the power. The top end variants would get an all-wheel-drive system. A new AISIN automatic transmission will also be coming on the updated version of the Scorpio.
Mahindra Scorpio facelift will come equipped with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD as standard safety fitments across the entire variant range. The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift will be competing with the Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V and the Renault Duster in the Indian market.