Mahindra is known for extensively testing its new products leaving no stone unturned before its launch, although the effect of testing can’t be really seen. After spotting the 2014 Scorpio facelift testing all around the country, we have received another spy shot of the car being tested in Maharashtra. Our reader Mr. Sunil Bhatikar caught an example of the Scorpio facelift covered with camouflage as it was on a break, parked outside the Parivar Garden restaurant, off the Nashik highway on the 10th of March, 2014. The launch of the updated Scorpio is around the corner and Mahindra will hike the price of the SUV by around Rs. 15-20,000/-.
Codenamed S-594, the front facia of the car was covered in heavy camouflage and from what we can deduce after seeing the spy shots; the new Scorpio will get completely redesigned headlight design and grille as well as a revamped front bumper. The front hood and fenders too see a mild change in design, mostly for a leaner appearance. Mahindra will retain the air scoop on the hood and the design won’t be radically different from the existing model, but rather evolutionary.
The side profile gets minimalistic changes and seemed largely the same as the current model. The tail gate however received heavy camouflage and will see a major design revision. The tail gate operation will be the same though with the handle located on the left side. The overall design will be sharper on the facelift lending a premium appeal to the workhouse SUV. The Scorpio facelift will be updated with projector headlights and LED Daytime running lights, the rear too will get LED tail lights.
The interiors of the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio will also be refreshed for a premium appeal and could get a host of new features added to the list. A lot of new parts are likely to come from the XUV500’s parts bin like the dashboard and the steering wheel. The company should also work on improving the ride comfort of the Scorpio, especially at high speeds. Considering the next generation Mahindra Scorpio will come in 2016, the 2014 facelift needs to be updated extensively to keep it in sync with the competition that has come into the segment recently.