Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most popular names in the Indian market. It used to be the cheapest family SUV that was offered with a 4×4 system. Now, Mahindra is not offering the SUV with a 4×4 system because the SUV is due for an update that is expected to launch before the end of this year. It has already been spotted being tested on the Indian roads. Here is a video uploaded by Bharat Motors on their YouTube channel. The video showcases the transformation of a 2011 Scorpio to a new type S11 variant which is the top-end trim.
The video first starts with a walkaround of the Scorpio. The host states that the Scorpio in the video is suffering from minor rust issues around beltline of the windows. There are also some minor dents in the bodywork of the SUV. The interior of the SUV does look a lot better than the exterior. The bonnet and the side fenders have been replaced by the current generation of the Scorpio. The vehicle will be equipped with new headlights also.
Then the bodywork is coated with primer. There will be a total of 3 layers of primer. The vehicle is then rubbed with sandpaper and then the procedure of painting will be started. It will get three layers of white paint. There will be a base coat, pearl coat and a clear coat of paint. Then the genuine spare parts from the current generation Scorpio are used to convert. The first thing that is installed is the rear tail gate which was removed for painting. Then the rear glass and seal is installed. The SUV will also get foglamps from the current generation of Scorpio.
We see a shot of the vehicle, we can see the new projector headlamps, new fog lamps, new Mahindra’s 7-slat grille and bonnet with a scoop. The alloy wheels are also now finished in piano-black. The front brake callipers and rear drum brakes are finished in Neon Orange. At the rear, we can see the new set of tail lamps and design from the current Scorpio. The total cost of modifications is Rs. 1.55 lakhs. The cost includes bonnet, fenders, headlights, taillights, glass, D-pillar bezel. Overall, the new exterior of the SUV does look pretty nice and modern and it would be hard to recognize the SUV as the old one. The interior of the SUV has not undergone any changes.
Mahindra is currently working on an all-new generation of the Scorpio. It will be larger in dimensions than the current Scorpio, will have a better build quality and a more premium interior. It will be offered with 2.0-litre mStallion petrol and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The petrol engine will produce around 160 PS while the diesel engine is expected to produce around 150 PS. These are the same engines that we have seen on the Thar. However, they will be in a higher state of tune because the Scorpio is a much larger vehicle than the Thar.