Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift
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 – 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 Name||Launch Date (expected)|
|Mahindra Scorpio Facelift||Fourth 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
|Variant||Ex Showroom Price (Estimated)|
|Base Model||Rs. 10.00 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs. 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 Name||Ex showroom Delhi Price|
|Mahindra Scorpio S2 2WD||Rs. 9.84 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S4 2WD||Rs. 9.78 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 2WD||Rs. 10.12 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S4+ 4WD||Rs. 11.34 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S6+ 2WD||Rs. 11.16 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S8 2WD||Rs. 12.14 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S10 2WD||Rs. 12.82 lakh|
|Mahindra Scorpio S10 4WD||Rs. 13.92 lakh|
Rivals of the Mahindra Scorpio include –
- Tata Safari Storme
- Hyundai Creta
- Renault Duster
Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift India Specifications
|2017 Mahindra Scorpio Specifications (expected)|
|Engine||2.5 L m2DICR Diesel/2.2 L mHawk Diesel|
|Power||75 BHP/140 BHP|
|Torque||200 Nm/330 Nm|
|Transmission||5 speed Manual/5 speed Manual or 6 speed Automatic|
|Estimated Mileage||15 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
|Variant||Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency|
|2.2 L mHawk Diesel||15 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage Points
Mahindra Scorpio 2017 Facelift Dimensions
|Length x Width x Height||4456 x 1820 x 1995 mm|
|Kerb Weight||2500 to 2600 KG|
|Wheel Type and Size||235/65 R17 (17 inch alloys)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 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
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
Product Name: 2017 Mahindra Scorpio
Product Description: Mahindra to launch Scorpio facelift with updated front fascia and features.
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.