With new exterior design and upgraded interior, the new Mahindra Scorpio facelift could be launched during festive season 2017.
In a bid to revive its lost market share, Mahindra is planning a slew of launches in the next few years. While it will launch new models in its range, the homegrown SUV maker is also introducing facelifts of its popular SUVs including Mahindra Scorpio and XUV500. The popular Scorpio will soon receive a makeover before it enters into a generation change in 2020. Expected to launch by the end of this year, the new Mahindra Scorpio 2017 has been spotted testing several times. It will receive cosmetic upgrades, though major changes will be made under the skin. To add to its credibility, the model will pack in a host of new features.
In terms of proportions, the SUV will remain unchanged. It comes equipped with a new front grille with seven slats and chrome elements, which seems identical to the Mahindra Imperio. The front bumper has been restyled, featuring horizontal slats that work as air-intake. Adding to it, the turn indicators have been positioned on the wing mirrors. At the back, the SUV gets a new bumper, taillamp graphics and reflective strips. The side profile is likely to remain the same, except for the new body cladding and alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, the Mahindra Scorpio 2017 will get prominent changes such as new upholstery for seats. Mahindra could introduce a new colour theme as well. It will be equipped with a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Connected Applications and EcoSense. While the jump seats from the current model will be carried over for the third row.
Under the hood, the Mahindra Scorpio facelift will be equipped with a more powerful 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel engine with 140bhp of power. The oil burner will be coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and there could be a new 6-speed Aisin gearbox. In addition to this, Mahindra could also introduce a new petrol unit on the 2017 Scorpio.
One of the oldest players in the segment, Scorpio has been a major contributor in Mahindra’s monthly sales. As the new models with leaner body and contemporary design continue capturing the market, the bulky SUV from the early 2000s is readying to give them a tough fight. The Scorpio facelift will be launched in India either in October or November 2017, while a new-generation model is expected to be launched in 2020. Read – 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Adventure – Price & Details
Mahindra had launched the second generation Scorpio in India in 2014, while the SUV has received minor updates since then. The company will soon give a major facelift to this SUV, before it enters into the third generation in 2020. Acting as a buffer before the third-generation Scorpio arrives, the 2017 Scorpio facelift is expected to hit showrooms sometime this year. While the launch details are yet to be announced, we expect it to be launched by the end of October or early November, 2017.
|Petrol||Rs 8.5 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs 10 lakh|
In terms of pricing, the Scorpio facelift is unlikely to undergo any change. While it is expected that the top-spec variant in the line-up with additional connectivity features and other goodies could be priced a tad higher than the current one. One of the major changes on the facelift is likely to be a new petrol unit that is currently missing on the carline. In terms of pricing, the diesel version will be positioned a notch higher opposed to the petrol Scorpio. Expect the Scorpio price to fall in the range of Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Also Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk Diesel|
|Max Power||140bhp @ 3,750rpm|
|Max Torque||330Nm @ 2,800rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AT|
|Drivetrain System||2WD & AWD|
The new Scorpio facelift will get a major update under the skin. It will be equipped with a more powerful diesel engine, which is likely to be the same unit offered in the Mahindra XUV500. The outgoing model is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk engine with 120bhp of power. On the flip side, the facelifted model is expected to get the 2.2-litre mHawk unit with a higher power output of 140bhp at 3,750rpm and 330Nm of torque at 2,800rpm. Transmission choices on the new Scorpio will include a standard 6-speed manual unit and an upgraded 6-speed automatic gearbox that could be optional on the carline. The Scorpio facelift will come with 2WD and AWD drivetrains with the latter available with select trims. Read – Mahindra XUV Aer0 – All You Need To Know
The updated Scorpio could also get a new petrol engine. If reports are to be believed, the vehicle could get a new 2.2-litre turbo gasoline engine. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 156bhp and a peak torque of 280Nm. Both manual and automatic versions could be on offer.
Benefitting from the 2.2-litre diesel powertrain with a higher output of 140bhp, the 2017 Scorpio facelift will be more powerful than the current version. It is to be noted that the new unit, borrowed from the XUV500 gets Mahindra’s Intelli-Hybrid system and is expected to improve in terms of mileage. With that, the Scorpio facelift is likely to return 13-14kmpl if mileage within city and 16-17kmpl on highways.
The Scorpio facelift will see minor aesthetic changes and is expected to retain the proportions from the pre-facelift version. That said, the SUV will measure 4,456mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,995mm in height. It will sit on the 2,680mm long wheelbase and will command 180mm of ground clearance. Additionally, the fuel tank capacity will be around 60-litres.
– Revised grille
– New bumpers
– New headlamp and fog lamp
– Body-coloured cladding
– New alloy wheels
– Revised taillamp
– Roof mounted spoiler
– New colour theme, seat upholstery and trim
– Re-designed dashboard
– New touchscreen infotainment system
– Connected Apps
– Android Auto
Dimensionally, the 2017 Scorpio will remain unchanged, sporting similar contours as in the current car. It will therefore measure 4,456mm long, 1,820mm wide and 1,930mm high. Cosmetic changes on the facelift will be subtle, the spied model reveals it will receive a new grille with chrome bits reminiscent of the Mahindra Imperio. In addition, the bumper in front is also expected to be revised, sporting horizontal slats. The fog lamp assembly is also expected to be all new and the headlamp units will also receive slight update. In place of the body cladding, expect it to get the body-coloured unit. Look from the side will be largely same with most of the elements retained from the pre-facelift version. The alloy wheels could be replaced with a new one for a sportier look. Round the back, the model is likely to get redesigned taillamps, roof mounted spoiler and an updated bumper.
While the interior details are yet under the wraps, the SUV will reportedly receive fresh styling, including a new colour theme. In addition, expect the seats to be wrapped with new upholstery and new trims for a refreshing look. The dashboard will also sport a new design. Styling bits apart, the interior will pack in a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Connected Apps from 2017 XUV500 and EecoSense. The jump seats at the back are expected to be carried over. With better quality of material, styling updates and more features, the Scorpio facelift will witness significant changes on the inside.
The full-size SUV space is currently overshadowed by the compact SUVs and subcompact models. While the more contemporary players including Hyundai Creta are constantly in demand, the bulky SUVs are witnessing dip in sales. In a bid to revive lost ground, Mahindra is planning a slew of launches including the Scorpio facelift that will be launched this year. In the segment, it will field against Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
Spy Picture Courtesy – ACI