Mahindra’s facelifted Scorpio has been spied testing yet again. Our spy photographers spotted this vehicle on NH3 near Mahindra’s engine plant near Igatpuri, Maharashtra. This time, despite heavy camouflage, the images of the revamped car tell us more about the changes the company has made.
As seen earlier, these pictures clearly reveal that the refreshed Scorpio will get new headlamps. These have been styled similar to the headlights of the Ssangyong Rodius. The grille has been revised and the front bumper has changes with a different design for air intakes. The OVRMs are larger in size than the ones on the outgoing model. We do not have an image of the rear profile of the car; however, our sources tell us that the Christmas tree arrangement for the tail lamps might be continued. Mahindra might integrate LEDs into the tail lamps and do away with the conventional multi-reflectors. The alloy wheels get a new design which might be provided with the top variant.
The vehicle’s interiors have received an overhaul with most of the traits being borrowed from the XUV 500. The car gets an instrument cluster with silver accents. This has the speedometer on the right side and the tachometer on the left. In between there is a small squarish digital screen. The steering wheel is straight from the XUV 500.
This upcoming Scorpio is expected to be powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine that produces 120bhp of power. However, speculations also suggest that the SUV may get the 140bhp engine powering the XUV 500 with a six-speed-manual transmission. Our source tell us that the engine seemed to be more refined and less noisy while idling just like the Ssangyong Rexton.
The updated Mahindra Scorpio has been seen undergoing tests quite regularly now, making us believe that the launch might be just around the corner.