Latest reports have been saying that the much awaited Mahindra Scorpio facelift will be launching very soon. It was recently reported that the updated new Scorpio will not launch in October, but in this month itself, most probably on the 23rd of September. However, fresh speculations say that the updated SUV model would launch on 25th September, 2014.
Nevertheless, whatever be the date, the latest reports say that the new 2014 Scorpio facelift will launch this month itself. And while there are a lot of confusion regarding the exact launch date of the model, it is expected that the new Scorpio will launch in the next week itself ending the long series of speculations and wait for the vehicle.
The iconic Mahindra Scorpio’s facelift model has been testing rigorously for more than a year now, and in the process getting spied at innumerable times. The new Scorpio was first expected to launch at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo back in February. Now, ending the eager wait of the Scorpio lovers in the country, Mahindra seems to have finally decided to launch the new Scorpio after making a lot of preparations.
The company has commenced the production of the updated Scorpio on 1st of August, 2014 as Mahindra wanted to build an initial inventory of 5,000 units before the SUV goes on sale in the country, to avoid a supply restrain that it had previously experienced after the launch of the premium XUV500. The supply shortage of the Mahindra XUV500 had resulted in a long waiting period for the SUV that extended to up to 15 months at some dealership outlets.
The Mahindra Scorpio is a very popular SUV in India which has been in the market for over 14 years, but is still beating the much newer models in terms of sales and retaining its top spot in the segment. The Scorpio has a huge fan base in the country which includes both the urban and rural markets. The Mahindra Scorpio manages to sell around 4,000 units on average each month, presently. The introduction of the new updated model is expected to boost its sales a great deal.
The new 2014 Scorpio, though only a refreshed model is going to come with a comprehensive makeover, with a number of changes on the outside as well as on the inside. The new Scorpio is expected to employ a new sturdier and lightweight ladder frame chassis for enhanced safety and performance. Sources also say that the dynamics of the new updated Scorpio is much enhanced in spite of the ladder-frame chassis.
Mahindra’s new Scorpio already seems to be a great success with a number of design, feature and performance improvements. The Scorpio facelift is also going to be more premium and thus is to be tagged at least Rs. 50,000 dearer than the current model. Post its market launch, the new Scorpio will compete with its arch rival Renault Duster and the others.