This is IT! The facelifted Mahindra Scorpio has been spied without any camouflage. The SUV gets a Jeep Compass-like, blacked out front grille, and will be launched on the 14th of November – just days away. The spyshots indicate that the vehicle will get a new S11 variant, which perhaps could be the top-end model. The SUV will also get a S7 variant, as revealed by an ARAI homologation document that leaked out recently.
In terms of design changes, the front end of the SUV gets a revamp with a new grille and bumper. The tail gate gets a cleaner look while the tail lamps appear to have been updated too. Mahindra may add some stickers to the profile of the SUV, and the alloy wheels also get a refresh. On the inside, more features are likely to be added. A touchscreen infotainment unit with Mahindra’s connected apps are likely, and the seat fabric could see a new pattern.
The big mechanical change on the Scorpio Facelift is the fact that it’ll get the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine in a higher state of tune. The motor is likely to make 140 Bhp-330 Nm, the same state of tune that the XUV500 is available with. A 6 speed manual gearbox – again borrowed from the XUV – has been added. While a rear wheel drive layout will be standard, Mahindra will also offer a four wheel drive transfer case as an option.
The cut-price S2 variant is likely to continue with the 2.5 liter M2DICR turbo diesel motor, which makes 75 Bhp-180 Nm, and a 5 speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels. The S2 variant of the Scorpio is targeted at cab operators and buyers from semi-urban and rural areas of India. It remains to be seen if Mahindra reintroduces the 6 speed AISIN automatic transmission with the facelifted model. Prices are likely to be more or less unchanged.
Spyshots courtesy Gaadiwaadi