2016 Mahindra Scorpio Pik up – IAB Rendering
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Unveil at Auto Expo likely.
Mahindra is currently prepping a new Mahindra Scorpio pickup (Mahindra Scorpio Getaway), which will be based on the mechanicals of the current Scorpio that was introduced in 2014. Based on a spyshot of the pre-production model, our rendering artist, Shoeb R Kalania, has incorporated the changes into a render.
To put it briefly, the new Pik-up simply looks like the latest Mahindra Scorpio with the rear-end shaved to fit a truck bed. The front end features projector headlamps with LED pilot lamps (top variant), hood scoop, toothed grille with chrome inserts, and fog lamps. Compared to the outgoing model, it gets a different C-pillar design, while the rear-end is identical.
The interior will carry over the changes introduced in the Scorpio, which include dashboard, instrument cluster with MID screen, 4-spoke steering wheel and new switchgear. It will also be trimmed with improved materials, while the seats will continue being upholstered in fabric.
Based on a body-on-frame chassis with hydroforming sourced from the Scorpio, the Pik Up will retain the 2.2-litre four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine tuned for 120 PS and 280 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a Shift-on-the-fly 4WD system (likely for export variants) paired to a new generation 320 5-speed manual transmission with better shifting characteristics.
The Pik-Up will also benefit from the mechanical changes that Mahindra had made on the current Scorpio, such as re-engineered collapsible steering column that has lowered the steering radius (from 5.7 to 5.4 in Scorpio), increased floor panel stiffness, optimized sound insulation and torsional vibration for better NVH, and a higher fuel efficiency.
Mahindra is revamping their pick up lineup for 2016 with the launch of the Mahindra Imperio (facelifted Genio) and the facelifted Mahindra Pik Up, both of which will be exported.