As the launch date of the facelifted 2015 Mahindra Scorpio SUV approaches, the leaks have begun in full earnest. Today, we have with us images of the facelifted Scorpio’s interiors, which have taken an upmarket route. The SUV features a completely revamped dashboard, with beige elements dominating proceedings. With the beige heavy colour elements on the inside of the facelifted Scorpio, expect a airy ambience on the inside, especially with the large glass area of the SUV.
The instrumentation console shows a full refresh and so does the center console, which gains a touch screen infotainment panel. A new gear shifter, redesigned cup holders and rear AC vents are the other visible changes on the innards of the Scorpio Facelift. The SUV gets new seats and a new steering wheel borrowed from the XUV500 crossover. Expect a few new features to also make it to the inside of the new Scorpio.
In terms of mechanical changes, the front and the rear suspension of the SUV gets a major re-engineering. The front and rear track widths have gotten larger, and this should translate into better handling and a more stable SUV overall, especially at higher speeds and while changing direction quickly. The 5 speed manual gearbox is also an all-new item. The ladder frame chassis is another major change, with hydroforming employed in good measure for lightening and adding rigidity.
In terms of engines, the 2.5 liter-4 cylinder M2DiCR (75 Bhp-220 Nm) and the 2.2 liter-4 cylinder mHawk (120 Bhp-290 Nm) turbo diesel motors will be retained. A rear wheel drive layout will be standard fare on the initial batches with the later batches likely to bring in the four wheel drive and automatic variants. The facelifted Scorpio SUV is expected to be positioned under the flagship XUV500 crossover in terms of pricing. Expect the base version of the Scorpio Facelift to start near the 8 lakh rupee mark.
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