Spied – IAB reader snaps the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift

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Mahindra continues to test the Scorpio facelift ahead of its possible unveiling at the Auto Expo next month. These images were snapped by Indian Autos Blog reader, Mr. Reuben Jacob, and the prototype was spotted in Kelambakkam, Chennai.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift IAB reader spied
The Scorpio facelift will get LED daytime running lights and projector headlights.

The prototype seen here sports dummy headlights and turn indicators, while the grille is borrowed from the Bolero with the bumper coming from the Xylo. However, our source informs us that the headlights of the refreshed Scorpio will receive LED daytime running lights and a black tint. The LED lights will be positioned on the upper portion of the headlight cluster we have come to learn.

Mahindra XUV500 W8 steering wheel
The Scorpio facelift uses the XUV500’s steering wheel.

Also, on the top-end variant of the Scorpio facelift, Mahindra will most likely offer projector headlights as standard.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift IAB reader spied rear

Inside, the refreshed Scorpio will get a thoroughly revised dashboard with a lot of parts being borrowed from the more expensive XUV500. The steering wheel will be exactly like the XUV’s, while the aircon vents have been redesigned and are now rectangular.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift IAB reader spied side
Expect to see the Scorpio facelift at the Auto Expo next month.

Mechanically, we’re not expecting the Scorpio facelift to get major updates. Mahindra will continue using the 2.2-liter four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine which produces 120 bhp and 290 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox, both of which are also expected to continue on the facelift.

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