Spied – Mahindra Scorpio facelift spotted in Manali

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013 - 9:11am IST

Most people go to holiday destinations like Goa and Manali for relaxing or an adventure. But test prototypes and motoring journalists are flown to these places regularly, to rise early and work till their arms fall off.

Case in point is the Mahindra Scorpio facelift.

There is no shortage of Mahindra Scorpio facelift spyshots on the internet as the vehicle is being put through road tests across India. Could there be something more to this facelift than just a few cosmetic changes?

2014 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift
Expect the Scorpio refresh to launch next year. We bet some design cues from the XUV500 will be used on the facelift.

Until 2016 Mahindra will not introduce any all-new product. From now till then, the only new vehicles from Mahindra would be refreshes of current models. Having given the Xylo and Bolero new engines and looks in the last two years, the one model in the family that hasn’t received any updates in recent years is the Scorpio. But for a special edition at the 2010 Delhi Auto Expo, the Scorpio has gone unrefreshed for 4.5 years now.

Going by some reports on the internet, the Scorpio facelift may not launch before mid-2014, however the Auto Expo would be a big occasion to miss out for a car that’s so popular. Mahindra is testing numerous prototypes with differing levels of camouflage in Chennai (where its R&D outfit is situated) and Nashik (around the plant area). Guided by the camouflage, we’re quite certain that the front and rear of the vehicle would receive the bulk of the changes with new lights, bumpers and grille.

2013 Mahindra Scorpio Special Edition
Since the launch of the facelift 4.5 years ago, Mahindra have introduced just one special edition, twice!

The Scorpio is sold with two engines – a 75 bhp 2.5L m2DiCR engine and a 120 bhp 2.2L mHawk engine. Both motors come paired to a five-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed AT is also available on the latter.

These images were shared by MotorBeam reader M. Shreyash from Manali. Besides the Scorpio facelift, other models like the Scorpio pickup and the Xylo are also spotted.

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3 thoughts on “Spied – Mahindra Scorpio facelift spotted in Manali

  1. Anonymous says:

    hi,

    it would be nice if you can hide the number plates of the vehicle before uploading the spy shots of test vehicles. it might be a matter of pride for you to have spy shots published in you site. but it can result people loosing job when it goes to the company level. so please show some professionalism in what you are doing.

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    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi,

      As you would have noticed, these are not our images, but from a different website. As a result, we will not be able to alter the image or a part of it, as it belongs to someone else.

      For spyshots taken by our readers, we generally mask the number plate and the driver’s face.

      Reply
  2. chinnappa c says:

    A real cool site, i got to say. Has some latest automotive news. i liked it. keep it up.

    Reply

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