Mahindra launched the second generation of Scorpio three years back. The competition has become strong in the meantime, and Mahindra is working to update the Scorpio, and a test mule has already been caught testing. We have made a render giving you a clear picture of what the car will look like.
The facelifted Scorpio will carry the same silhouette of the current generation Scorpio. However, there will be subtle changes to the design. The grille of the facelifted version will be updated. It will be a 7-slat design inspired from the Imperio pick-up truck and will attract a lot of eyes.
The front bumper has been updated too. The Scorpio will get wider air dams with new slats. The headlamps are expected to remain same as the current model. From the side, the new Scorpio will look similar to the current model. There will be minor changes to the plastic cladding design to make it look muscular. We may even see new alloy wheel designs with the facelift version.
The rear of the facelift Scorpio has also received minor changes. The back door will be flatter and gets lesser number of creases. The tail lamps are expected to get minor updates with new design inserts.
On the inside, the new Scorpio is expected to get 7-inch infotainment system that was recently introduced with the Mahindra XUV 500. The infotainment system will get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and it also gets a host of other features like Eco-Sense driving.
The new Scorpio will retain the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, but Mahindra is expected to revise the power out of the vehicle. Currently, the maximum power output is 120 Bhp. The facelift version is expected to get the 140 Bhp tuning, and the torque will be revised to a higher number too. The five-speed manual and the six-speed automatic gearbox will remain same as the current one.
We may also see the mild-hybrid technology absent from the new Scorpio. With the new tax rules in place, the mild-hybrid version will attract more taxes, and Mahindra is planning to phase out the system.
Mahindra is expected to launch the new Scorpio by the end of this month or early next month.