As per the recent reports, Mahindra & Mahindra is indeed going to launch the much awaited new Scorpio facelift model soon enough. As per the reports, the Indian car maker wishes to pile up enough stock of the vehicle before officially launching it in India, and has thus already started production of the new Scorpio.
Mahindra is obviously expecting massive demands to follow the launch of the Scorpio facelift, as the vehicle is highly speculated and awaited one, and has created enough buzz already without any attempts of creating the same by the car maker.
The reports further say that Mahindra & Mahindra has commenced the production of the new 2014 refreshed Scorpio and has been producing 100 units per day of the refreshed SUV since August 1ever since.
It is being said that the Indian utility vehicle leader wants to build up an inventory of at least 5,000 units of the Scorpio facelift model, prior to its official market launch. This is because Mahindra wishes to avoid or considerably reduce the shortage of supply issues post the vehicle’s launch in India. Mahindra & Mahindra does not wish to keep its customers waiting for long to get their own new Scorpio, as happened with the XUV500 after its market debut. The Indian car maker faced tough supply shortage after the first launch of the XUV500 in India three years ago. The XUV500 witnessed high demands in the domestic car market of India, but Mahindra did not have enough inventories to cater to the demands. Some of the Mahindra dealership outlets in India had to latch on a waiting period of 15 months to the XUV500 due to the supply issue. Naturally, this translated in Mahindra’s losing out on some of the customers to some rival SUV models.
The upcoming facelift model of the iconic Mahindra Scorpio SUV is going to be comprehensive makeover. The facelift SUV will get design alterations both on the outside as well as on the inside. It will get refreshed bonnet design, new larger headlight clusters with projector headlamps, a newly designed front grille, newly designed alloy wheels, new LED tail lamps set in the same format apart from other subtle changes.
On the inside, the new Scorpio SUV is going to have more up-market and plush materials, fit and finish. It will get a new dashboard design, new instrument cluster and some added features along with an expected large screen for the infotainment system. The refreshed Scorpio is also expected to borrow some of XUV500’s features including its steering wheel.
As it is going to be a refreshed version, the new Scorpio will continue with its 2.2 liter 4-cylinder diesel motor under the hood. However, Mahindra has tweaked the engine to reduce NVH levels, while also stiffening the suspension settings for an overall enhanced ride quality.
The new refreshed Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in October this year and is speculated to be have a price bracket of around 8.5-13 lakhs.