The pickup could be the next beneficiary of the Scorpio's new hydroformed chassis.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway has been spied testing yet again, courtesy Motor World India. The test mule photographed wears the 'Mahindra Pik-Up' badge, meaning that it's the export-spec version.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway borrows the new front from the facelifted Mahindra Scorpio, sporting projector headlamps with LED signature lights, new radiator grille and air dam grille and restyled bumper. The fog lamps seem to be differently shaped, though.
At the rear, the facelifted model gets a restyled bumper. The interior could be updated with redesigned dashboard, instrument cluster, steering wheel, centre console, HVAC vents and gearshift lever, and incorporation of a new infotainment system.
If the Scorpio Getaway switches to the new Scorpio's platform, there would be significant gains. The Scorpio's hydroformed chassis is lighter, stronger and stiffer than the current underpinning. The wider chassis will help in high speed stability and turning circle radius, while the comprehensively redesigned front section will help improve the pickup's crash test rating.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway (facelift) should be powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk engine that produces 120 bhp (88 kW) and 280 Nm of torque. The turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine will be mated via a new generation '320' 5-speed manual transmission. The availability of the shift-on-fly four-wheel drive system could vary as per the market.
[Image Source: Motor World India]