New Mahindra Scorpio expected to be a charmer in SUV segment

New Mahindra Scorpio expected to be a charmer in SUV segment New Mahindra Scorpio
author image Nikhil Puthran
Monday 09 June 2014, 16:50 PM

The much anticipated face-lifted version of Scorpio SUV from Mahindra and Mahindra has been in the news for a while now. The existing Scorpio brand had also recently bagged the top spot for being the highest selling SUV in the country. Over time, with the presence of many domestic and international car-makers in the country the competition has only grown stronger. To further strengthen its footing in the Indian market, Mahindra has been planning to launch a face-lifted version of the Scorpio SUV sometime ahead of the festive season this year. On a couple of occasion the face-lifted version of the SUV has been spotted undergoing tests on Indian roads by various online sources.

New Mahindra Scorpio expected to be a charmer in SUV segment

The changes are expected to be purely cosmetic in nature and the engine shall be retained with the existing line of 2.2 litre M-Hawk turbo diesel engine. It is anticipated that the power and torque figures could be increased from the existing 120 bhp with 290 Nm of torque to 140 bhp and 330 Nm of torque. The SUV may also get six speed automatic transmission this time apart from the existing five speed manual gearbox. The suspension may be worked upon to deliver a smoother ride quality at the rear and aid with improved handling.

The interiors may receive new upholstery in fabric and come with leather options to make it look a bit more up-market and stylish. Interesting features like start-stop system, steering mounted controls, Bluetooth with USB and aux-in connectivity have been included as a standard feature. The AC vents may also be redesigned for better cooling. On the exterior, the Scorpio SUV may receive projector headlamps, daytime running lights and LED tail lamps. Unconfirmed report from sources also state that front section may probably be designed to find some resemblance with the XUV 500.

Mahindra has not spoken on the pricing aspect as of now, but with all the array of interesting features and improved styling, it is anticipated that it may be priced somewhere around Rs 9 - 14 lakhs. Confirmed details on the pricing aspect and exact technical specification shall only be known post an official launch sometime later by the company.

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