IAB Report - Bookings for the new Mahindra Scorpio start today

15/09/2014 - 09:58 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

New Scorpio to get a hydroformed ladder-frame chassis. 

From today, dealerships of Mahindra across the country will start accepting bookings for the new Mahindra Scorpio, Indian Autos Blog has learned from reliable sources. Existing Scorpio customers can pre-book the new model between September 15 - 17, while regular pre-launch bookings for other customers start from September 18.

2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift testing trio
Existing Scorpio owners can book the new model today and tomorrow.

Mahindra is keen to tap into the existing customer base of the Scorpio, which stands at 4.5 lakh customers at the moment. The company expects a percentage of existing owners to upgrade to the new Scorpio given the extent to which the SUV has been upgraded. Reports say that the ladder-frame chassis of the new Scorpio uses a hydroformed manufacturing technique thus making the car stiffer yet a bit lighter.

An upgraded 5-speed manual gearbox paired to the existing 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine will be offered in the new Scorpio. Cosmetic upgrades will come in the form of new headlights with projector beams, a new grille, LED taillights and redesigned alloy wheels.

Mahindra Scorpio facelift spied rear three quarters
An upgraded 5-speed manual gearbox will be seen on the SUV.

Inside, Mahindra will offer an all-new dashboard with redesigned instruments, a new steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system and new seat fabrics.

Also read: Mahindra has started production of the new Scorpio

The launch of the new Scorpio is "just around the corner", dealerships inform Indian Autos Blog.

Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari Storme

Expected Price: INR 8.5-13 lakhs, ex-showroom

Launch date: Coming weeks

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