UPDATE: New Scorpio launched from Rs 9.97 lakh onwards. Sadly no AT available
Mahindra is all set to launch the face-lift version of the Scorpio tomorrow. While there is still time for official things to unfold, images as well as a video is now doing rounds of the Internet. Here are five essential things you need to know about the facelift Scorpio
It still looks the same, well almost!
As per these images via Gaadiwaadi and Team-Bhp it is apparent that the new Scorpio hasn’t received any significant external changes. The only talking point here is the new grille which seems to have been inspired from the Imperio pick-up. The front bumper gets a minor revision and there is a new fog lamp housing as well.
At the rear, not much has changed apart from a different housing for the number plate. It now looks much better as the older version seemed too ‘loud’ for most customers’ taste. The rear bumper also gets a minor revision including less number of sensors for the park assist. We also feel the camera for rear parking will be mounted in the chrome package above the number plate.
More features on the inside
The face-lift Scoprio will have a new top-end version in the form of S11. This will get a new touch screen infotainment system that will support Android Auto (same functions as that found in XUV). There might be other added touches like different seat upholstery and touch/feel of the fascia.
Its got more power
The new Scorpio will get a higher power and torque rating as compared to the current version. While the current version puts out 120 bhp and 280 Nm of torque from the 2.2-litre engine, the new version will churn out 16.6% more power (140 bhp) and 17.8% higher torque (330 Nm).
The 1.99-litre version that is sold in NCR might also get replaced with the 2.2 unit. With this extra power and torque, the Scorpio will become more enjoyable in all kind of driving conditions. Do note that the base trim version of S2 will still come with the 2.5-litre unit.
The new gearbox
Like the XUV, the Scorpio will also get a new 6 speed manual gearbox as well as a new 6 speed automatic transmission. The biggest plus point here will be the added fuel economy for those who have a lot of highway driving to do.
4WD will be offered on atleast two trim levels.
We are quite confident that Mahindra will launch the new version at the same price as the current one. Why so? Well, the current version is being sold with a 37k cash discount as well as 15k exchange benefits. The new version will not get these, hence allowing the dealer and company to make profits.
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Here is the video shot by TechBuzz