One of the most spied cars in India is certainly the new facelift Mahindra Scorpio. The new model of the iconic Indian SUV has been caught testing a number of times and it has been spotted by the spy cameras once again, while it was testing. The spy shutterbugs spotted this prototype model on the National Highway 3 near the Indian car maker’s engine plant close to Igatpuri in Maharashtra. At all times the refreshed Scorpio has been spied with heavy camouflages, and this time was no exception. However, interestingly more details of the SUV’s new changes can be ascertained through these latest spy shots.
It has been already reported several times that the new Scorpio will get a pair of new headlamps and these pictures clearly confirms the same. Dome new details about the new headlights can also be achieved from the pictures, which is the fact that the new headlights have similar designing to that of the ones seen on the Ssangyong Rodius. The new refreshed Scorpio also gets a redesigned front grille and front bumper which also has a different design for better air intake.
The new set of spy images does not reveal the rear design of the SUV. However, it has been already reported that Mahindra & Mahindra has endowed the rear side of the car with new tail lights that feature the same Christmas tree arrangement. It has also been said that the Indian car major would integrate new LEDs into the tail lights of the facelift model of the Scorpio to offer enhanced visual appeal and give a miss to the conventional multi-reflectors of the current model. The new model is also expected to offer newly designed alloy wheels, but these could be offered only for the top end model variant.
Mahindra is also reportedly making the Scorpio more premium in its appeal, and thus the new Scorpio has borrowed a lot of interior features from its premium SUV cousin XUV500. The new model’s interiors have been spied previously that has revealed a new instrument cluster with silver accents. A new digital touchscreen is also expected to make its way in the instrument panel of the car. The SUV also gets a new steering wheel that is borrowed from the XUV 500. Moreover, the upholstery is expected get an enhanced premium touch apart from other added features.
Under the hood, the new upcoming refreshed Scorpio is expected to retain the current powertrain. Thus, it will get powered by the same 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel mill which delivers a max power of 120bhp. However, the gossip mongers say that the Scorpio might get the more powerful engine producing 140bhp from the XUV500 along with a 6 speed manual transmission. As per the sources, the new Scorpio’s engine seemed to be less noisy and much more refined than the current model, while it was testing.
Given that the refreshed Mahindra Scorpio has been undergoing regular tests, its market launch should not be far away.