Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift

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Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

Mahindra is readying a facelift of the Scorpio for launch before the end of 2017 at an estimated starting price of Rs. 10 lakh (ex showroom). Read on to know about the upcoming new Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift launch date, price and specifications.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift
Mahindra will introduce a facelift of the Scorpio before the end of 2017.

Mahindra Scorpio – Overview

The Scorpio made its debut in June 2002 followed by the release of an updated model in April 2006. In November 2007, Mahindra introduced the 2.2 L mHawk Diesel engine followed by the introduction of another facelift in March 2009. The second generation Scorpio was launched in September 2014 with comprehensive mechanical updates including a hydroformed chassis and a new skin. Since its launch, Mahindra has sold almost 6 lakh units of the Scorpio in India averaging more than 50,000 units annually since 2011.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Launch Date

Model NameLaunch Date (expected)
Mahindra Scorpio FaceliftFourth Quarter 2017

Mahindra has confirmed that the Scorpio will be given a facelift before the end of 2017. Mr Rajan Wadhera, Executive VP, R&D and Global Product Development, Mahindra (Automotive Sector) announced in June 2017 that the Scorpio, KUV100 and XUV500 will be given a facelift before the end of the year. Based on the fact that only camouflaged test mules of the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio have been spotted so far, it is likely to be the first of the three to arrive in showrooms.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Price

VariantEx Showroom Price (Estimated)
Base ModelRs. 10.00 lakh
Top ModelRs. 14.50 lakh

We are not expecting any major changes in the pricing of the Scorpio with the launch of the facelift. Here’s what the Mahindra Scorpio facelift looks like currently

Variant NameEx showroom Delhi Price
Mahindra Scorpio S2 2WDRs. 9.84 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4 2WDRs. 9.78 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 2WDRs. 10.12 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 4WDRs. 11.34 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S6+ 2WDRs. 11.16 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S8 2WDRs. 12.14 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S10 2WDRs. 12.82 lakh
Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WDRs. 13.92 lakh

Competition Check

Rivals of the Mahindra Scorpio include –

  • Tata Safari Storme
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Renault Duster

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift India Specifications

2017 Mahindra Scorpio Specifications (expected)
Engine2.5 L m2DICR Diesel/2.2 L mHawk Diesel
Power75 BHP/140 BHP
Torque200 Nm/330 Nm
Transmission5 speed Manual/5 speed Manual or 6 speed Automatic
Estimated Mileage15 to 16 KMPL

According to media reports, the 2179 cc mHawk diesel engine will continue to power the Scorpio However, it will be retuned to produce 140 BHP. Torque output will also increase. In June 2017, Mahindra discontinued automatic variants that came with a 6 speed transmission. Days later, reports emerged suggesting the new model Mahindra Scorpio will come with an updated version of the 6 speed automatic transmission, which means Scorpio AT variants will rejoin the lineup. In Delhi NCR, Mahindra sells the Scorpio with a 1.99 L mHawk diesel, which has the same specifications as the 2.2 L unit. This engine was introduced in March 2016 as a way of getting around the ban on registration of vehicles with diesel engines of capacity 2000 cc and above.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Mileage

VariantClaimed Overall Fuel Efficiency
2.2 L mHawk Diesel15 to 17 KMPL

There could be a slight change in the fuel efficiency figures of the Scorpio seeing as the 2.2 L unit powering it will make more power. Intelli Hybrid variants may not continue as GST places hybrids in the 43% tax bracket. No incentives could push Mahindra to pull the plug on mild hybrid tech for the SUV. However, work on the development of this technology will continue for export markets.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Design Changes

Based on the camouflaged test units that were spotted in June, the 2017 Scorpio will get updates to the nose. From the looks of it, the new model will retain the same dual projector headlamps along with the LED eyebrows. It will feature a new grille with chrome inserts similar in design to the Mahindra Imperio, as well as restyled bumper with horizontal slats for the intake. The rear end carried minimal camouflage indicating only minor updates like new tail light graphics, reprofiled rear bumper, and new reflector strips. While the test mules had steel rims, expect the production spec model to wear new 16 inch alloys.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift front quarter Rendering
IAB rendering of the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio facelift shows what it may look like.

Details on the interior changes are scarce, but we expect the new 2017 Mahindra Scorpio to get a new colour theme, upholstery, and trim. In terms of features, it is likely to gain the XUV500’s 7 inch touchscreen system complete with Android Auto, EcoSense and Connected Apps. Currently, the Scorpio gets two jump seats behind the second row.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Features

Exterior

  • New front grille inspired by Mahindra Imperio
  • Horizontal slats for the intake
  • New 16 inch alloy wheel design
  • Updated rear bumper with redesigned reflector units
  • New tail lamp graphics

Interior

  • 7 inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto Support, EcoSense and Connected Apps
  • New upholstery
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Tyre-tronics Pressure and temperature sensor
  • Automatic climate control

Safety

  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage Points
Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift features
New features could include a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto Support, EcoSense and Connected Apps.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Dimensions

Length x Width x Height4456 x 1820 x 1995 mm
Wheelbase2680 mm
Kerb Weight2500 to 2600 KG
Wheel Type and Size235/65 R17 (17 inch alloys)
Boot SpaceNA
Fuel Tank Capacity60 litres

There might be a very minor change in length due to new front and rear bumper designs. Please note that the above table lists dimensions of the current model.

Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Engine and Transmission Options

  • 2.5 L m2DICR Diesel with 5 speed Manual
  • 2.2 L mHawk Diesel with 5 speed Manual or 6 speed Automatic
Mahindra Scorpio 2017 facelift automatic
Mahindra Scorpio 2017 could feature an Aisin sourced 6-speed automatic transmission

Rumors of Mahindra’s plans to offer the Scorpio with an updated version of the Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission have been doing the rounds since August 2015. This Aisin unit has 6 gear ratios optimized to ensure that the engine uses the minimum amount of fuel. It also has a manual mode for those who might want to take control over the gear changes. According to reports that emerged in February 2016, Mahindra is currently working on introducing petrol variants of the Scorpio. Powering them will be a 2.2 L unit developed in conjunction with its South Korean subsidiary, SsangYong Motor Company.

Mahindra Scorpio Image Gallery

Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Preview
2017 Mahindra Scorpio (facelift) front quarter Rendering

Product Name: 2017 Mahindra Scorpio

Product Description: Mahindra to launch Scorpio facelift with updated front fascia and features.

Price: 1,000,000

Currency: INR

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Summary

Updated Mahindra Scorpio coming by the end of 2017 with a new front fascia and new features. 2.2 L mHawk diesel to make more power.

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