Booking a car or an SUV even before having a glimpse of it. Well, SUVs with cult following such as the Scorpio do enjoy certain privileges and one such privilege is having a prospective buyer book a facelifted version even before its reveal, leave alone the official launch and price announcement. Pre-bookings of the 2014 Scorpio SUV Facelift is now on at many Mahindra dealerships and the facelifted SUV is all set to hit the launch circuit on the 25th of September. Mahindra has begun sending out emails to prospective Scorpio buyers, calling the facelifted Scorpio the “New Generation” model.
Mahindra has also kick started production of the Scorpio SUV Facelift at its Nashik facility from early August. The automaker plans to have a 5,000 strong inventory of the facelifted SUV before the official launch in order to ensure quick deliveries in the face of high demand. The facelifted Scorpio will feature a heavily revised ladder frame chassis that receives hydroforming to improve rigidity and reduce weight. The SUV also gets a complete design makeover on the outside, with features such as daytime running LEDs and projector headlamps thrown in as functional and styling bits.
On the inside, the Scorpio Facelift borrows parts from the XUV500 crossover and also adopts a new design theme for the dashboard and instrument cluster. The mechanicals will see a big change in the form of a new 5 speed manual gearbox while the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine is expected to be retained as it is. Rear wheel drive and four wheel drive options will be available on the facelifted Scorpio, which could also gets an automatic gearbox option, just like the outgoing model. Expect the facelifted Scorpio to be priced marginally higher than the outgoing model.