First launched in 2002, the Mahindra Scorpio has massive popularity in India. The rugged SUV has been in production for close to two decades now and it carries forward the legacy of the original MM540. The Mahindra Scorpio is in its fourth generation, which was launched in 2017 and Mahindra is working on launching yet another all-new generation of the Scorpio. One of the many things that customers like about the Mahindra Scorpio is its longevity. However, with time the look of the older-generation models can become outdated to keep up with the time, they have to buy a new car. Well, a car modifying garage has found a way to transform your old Scorpio to the latest one. Here is a video that shows the original Scorpio and the transformed version. It looks like a neat job.
This is s second generation Mahindra Scorpio which was bought in 2011. Hybrid Customs have completely transformed the SUV to look like the latest example. The video lists out the changes too. As per the video, all the parts used in this transformation job are authentic and original parts.
At the front, it gets a new bumper, new grille and new headlamps, new fog lamps, new fender, and new bonnet lid. The car gets DuPont high gloss black paint that looks as good as the stock paint job on the car. Nothing much has been changed on the side apart from the addition of 22-inch alloy wheels. The five-spoke alloy wheels sure attract a lot of attention on the roads. Also, the footrests have been added while the original cladding is now under the new paint.
At the rear, the tailgate has been changed to the latest one and other parts like the tail lamps and glass have been changed. Even the rear bumper is new and is from the latest generation of the model.
There are not much of a change inside the cabin. The front seats are from Honda CRV. The dashboard remains the same but the whole cabin now gets Nappa leather stitching all over the cabin. The diamond pattern of the leather surely makes it look and feel much more premium.
The video mentions that the price of a second-generation Scorpio in good condition will be around Rs 5 lakhs while the transformation cost will set you back by another Rs 2 lakhs. If you already have the car, you just need to spend for the transformation job, which takes about one month. Since all the spare parts have been sourced from Mahindra, it sure offers great quality.
It should be noted that Mahindra did a major chassis update in the 2014 model that improved the handling of the car. Since these transformation jobs are only visually upgrading the vehicle, the car remains mechanically the same as the old car.