Report – Mahindra Scorpio facelift still a year away from launch

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013 - 10:05am IST

The first images of a camouflaged Mahindra Scorpio were shown to you yesterday. Here is another image of the Scorpio facelift courtesy of Autocar India.

The Scorpio facelift will get a redesigned front fascia which includes a new bumper, redesigned headlights and a new hood. The rear of the car was also camouflaged lending us to believe that a new tailgate would be seen on the refreshed model. There seems to be no changes to the side profile of the car, though the alloys are new.

Mahindra Scorpio facelift spied

However, we notice that Mahindra has camouflaged certain interior bits of this test mule. It looks like Mahindra is planning to revamp the interiors and hopefully use better plastics for making them. We would certainly expect to see an LCD screen being added to the features list (like that of the Mahindra XUV500), given that the Scorpio is one of the better equipped cars in its class.

While the engine would continue unchanged, the 6-speed auto box would no longer be available on the Scorpio refresh, reports Autocar India.

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It seems that the refreshed Scorpio has been codenamed ‘W105’, and that a launch date is quite far away. Autocar estimates the launch to happen in late 2014, which is a good 1 year away! Given that the Scorpio manages good sales numbers, Mahindra seems to be confident to extend the current model’s life before introducing a facelift. For the first 7 months of 2013, the Scorpio sold an average of 4,216 units a month.

[Source – Autocar India]

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4 thoughts on “Report – Mahindra Scorpio facelift still a year away from launch

  1. Anand says:

    I couldn’t understand one thing, could you please tell me what they would test on road in the face lifted cars? I wonder if there is no mechanical changes, then what they test..!! Will there be any change in Engine or gear box or Ride quality (suspension) …etc?

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  2. Arpit says:

    You call it face lift, disappointment from Mahindra,
    they must replace Scorpio with Ssangyong Korando.

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    1. Anand says:

      Good Thought .. why can’t M&M do this..!!

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      1. SNT says:

        Hahaha why would they do this …? the car still sells more than 4000 units a month ….. they would be mad not to milk this as much as possible just as the customer is mad for continuing to buy this product instead of demanding for a new one. Then again we don’t have much options now do we ? …… it’s either take it or leave it.

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