India’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra is reportedly started production of the much-awaited 2015 Scorpio facelift SUV at the company’s manufacturing unit in Nashik. The Scorpio facelift has been spotted several times during its test rounds on Indian roads and is scheduled to go on sale in the market this festive season.
Like the current model, the upcoming Scorpio facelift will be rolled out from Mahindra’s production plant in Nashik, Maharashtra. The company is planning to develop around 5,000 units of the car before launching it in the market. This production build up will help the company to fulfill the stiff demand that the facelift model is expected to bag at launch.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift gets changes to both exteriors and interiors. It is equipped with a new bumper, grille and headlamps. The side profile remains unchanges; however, the flared wheel arches have been fitted to newly designed alloy wheels. Its rear features LED tail lamps and restyled bumper. Inside the cabin, the SUV feature an all-new layered and angular shaped dual-tone dashboard, 7-inch touchscreen with sat-nav and a rear view camera display. It also has automatic climate control and charging slots for all the three rows, while the power window switches are positioned on the doors. It also gets new steering wheel, cruise control, audio controls and an all-new instrument cluster.
Under the bonnet is the same 120bhp, 2.2-litre mHawk and 75bhp, 2.5-litre m2DiCOR engine. Both the engines are paired to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. It will compete against the likes of Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster, and Nissan Terrano and soon to be launched Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.