Report - New Mahindra Scorpio launching on September 25 with new chassis

13/09/2014 - 10:15 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Gets a new hydroformed ladder-frame chassis. 

A report on Autocar India states that Mahindra will launch the new Scorpio on September 25. The updated SUV is set to receive cosmetic and mechanical upgrades, helping it to put up a better fight with rivals like the Tata Safari, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.

Mahindra Scorpio facelift spied front
The new Scorpio will get comprehensive design changes.

Styling updates will come in the form of newly designed headlights with projector beams, a new grille, LED taillights and reskinned body panels. Inside, the new Scorpio is confirmed to get an all new dashboard with new instruments and a steering wheel borrowed from the more expensive XUV500. With features like automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system and a new multi-information display, the Scorpio is set to become a lot more premium as well.

According to the report, changes in the Scorpio are not merely skin deep. While the engine is carried over from the current model, the gearbox will be an all-new 5-speed manual unit (internally called 320MT). Also, underpinning the new Scorpio will be a new ladder-frame chassis which uses hydroform manufacturing technique for a more lightweight yet stiffer design.

Mahindra Scorpio facelift spied rear three quarters
A new gearbox is said to be on offer too.

Also read: Mahindra has already started production of the Scorpio facelift

The improved Scorpio, according to the report, will be about INR 30,000 more expensive than the current model.

Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari Storme

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

Launch date: September 25 2014

[Source - Autocar India]

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