The facelifted Mahindra Scorpio has been fully revealed on video. The SUV will be officially launched tomorrow. The changes to the vehicle’s design are subtle while mechanical changes are quite extensive. Mahindra will also add new variants to the facelifted SUV’s line up. First, the video.
As the video indicates, the facelifted SUV gets a revised front end. The grille adopts a seven slat design with styling similar to that on the Jeep Compass. The front bumper is new and so are the fog lamp housings. The alloy wheels get a new design as well. At the rear, the tail lamp design has been revised and so is the case with the bumper.
The biggest change though is under the hood. The Scorpio now gets the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine in 140 Bhp-330 Nm state of tune, and this represents a solid, 20 Bhp-50 Nm bump-ups in power and torque. Apart from the more powerful diesel motor, the 5 speed gearbox has been replaced with a 6 speed manual unit borrowed from the XUV500. The facelifted Scorpio could also get back the 6 speed AISIN-sourced torque converter automatic gearbox, which was discontinued from the SUV sometime ago.
Two new variants – S7 and S11 – will be added to the facelifted Scorpio’s line up. On the inside, more equipment is likely. A touchscreen infotainment unit with EcoSense and other Mahindra apps will be added. The seat fabric sees a makeover as well.
Mahindra is likely to continue offering a 2.5 liter M2DICR turbo diesel engine (75 Bhp-200 Nm) on the budget S2 variant. The S2 variant is very popular among budget conscious buyers, and brings in good numbers for Mahindra, and we see no reason for the automaker to discontinue it.
A rear wheel drive layout will be standard while an optional, four wheel drive transfer case will also be offered. Built by Borg-Warner, this transfer case gets a shift-on-the-fly switch. Both low and high ranges are available. Twin airbags and ABS will be offered on all variants of the Scorpio but for the S2 model.