Good news for Indian Scorpio lovers. Mahindra's upcoming Scorpio facelift has entered the production phase in the country, indicating that the SUV could arrive in the market soon.
Scorpio facelift, a car which has been in the news for quite some time, is expected to hit the Indian domestic market during this festive season. A new report of Autocar India , citing its sources close to the development, says that Mahindra has produced 100 units of new Scorpio since 1 August and is planning to ready 5,000 units before the launch. Going by the number, Mahindra appears to be looking at an end of September or early October launch.
Mahindra, a name popularly known for SUVs, sells nearly 50,000 units of Scorpio every year since its entry into the Indian market. Scorpio, a stunning creation of Mahindra, has been a great success since its inception and the company is hoping to repeat the same success with the latest avatar of the SUV.
The brand seems to have learnt a lesson from the inventory issues it faced when it launched XUV 5400, and this time, Mahindra is readying enough Scorpio Facelift before the launch, so as to avoid the long waiting period of the vehicle.
The SUV has been spied testing on Indian roads numerous times, giving a pretty clear picture of what to expect on its arrival in the market. Under the hood, the new Scorpio is likely to carry over the same 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbo-charged mHawk diesel engine, seen in the current model and is expected to get 120 bhp power and 290 Nm torque. The engine is likely to come synchronised to six-speed automatic transmission to deliver better performance and the vehicle is expected to get subtle changes in the style and design.
From what we have seen so far, the front fascia will be reworked on with restyled headlight along with new tail lamps. As far as the interior styling is concerned, Scorpio is likely to parade features like automatic climate control, rectangular design central consoles AC vents, steering-mounted controls for audio and cruise control. There have also been rumours that the high end variant of new Scorpio will get features like seven-inch touch-screen with satellite navigation and rear-view camera.
Mahindra is likely to price its new model Scorpio in the ₹8 lakh to ₹13 lakh range and when launched, the Scorpio facelift will be pinned to rival Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano in the country.