India car market has been growing steadily and several new brands have also discovered the potential that India as a market holds. Indian car buyers have a soft corner for SUVs and many manufacturers have even started concentrating on SUVs. One Indian brand that comes to almost everyone’s mind when they think of utility vehicles is Mahindra. They have several products in the market and currently Mahindra Thar is one of the most popular 4×4 SUV in the country. One such trend setter SUV that Mahindra had launched over a decade ago was Scorpio. Over the years, Mahindra made changes to the SUV to keep it fresh. Here we have a video where a 2005 model Mahindra Scorpio has been neatly modified into a 2020 model.
The video has been uploaded by Hybrid Customs on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger showing the condition of the Scorpio when it had arrived at the workshop. Mahindra Scorpio that we have in the market currently is much more modern looking in comparison to the Type 1 model. In order to modify this SUV, several modifications were done. Several panels on the Type 1 Mahindra Scorpio where replaced for new units.
The vlogger mentions that all the panels and components that are replaced as part of this project were bought from Mahindra only. The original paint on the Scorpio type 1 was cherry Red and that all has been removed and it has been repainted in gloss black which is one of the most popular shade in Scorpio. Mahindra Scorpio has a huge fan following and most of it is because of its butch looks which gets enhanced due to black paint job.
As part of the conversion, the front bumper, grille, bonnet, headlamp, fender were all removed. Some modification and fabrication work was done to install the new bonnet, grille, bumper and bonnet. The headlamps on this Scorpio were also replaced with current version. When the Mahindra Scorpio came to the garage, it came with chrome finished aftermarket alloy wheels. The wheels also get black paint job which go well with the overall look of the car.
Coming to the side profile, the side body cladding and cladding on the wheel arches are replaced and the roof rails were also installed on the Scorpio. As we slowly move to the rear, vlogger mentions that the rear bumper, spoiler, rear door, tail lights and glass are replaced. Only the exterior of this Scorpio has been converted. Interior remains the same as before. Only the upholstery on the seat has been customised. Video mentions that, it took them approximately 3 months to complete this project and looking at the SUV, it looks pretty neat.
The current generation Scorpio is nearing the end of its life cycle. Mahindra is currently working on the next-gen Scorpio and the same has been spotted testing several times. Mahindra is expected to launch the all-new Scorpio in the market next year. The next-gen Scorpio will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options and will offer several features that many other competitors in the segment offer.