It is a known fact that Mahindra is testing the new facelifted Scorpio extensively throughout the country. The facelifted Scorpio will be sold till 2016 as a stop-gap measure until the new Scorpio arrives. The major changes on this facelift Scorpio are the new front bumper, front grille, headlights, tail lights and the XUV5OO inspired interiors with an all new instrument cluster. The Scorpio test mule has been spotted yet again and this time it’s an automatic version of the vehicle. The Scorpio AT will come with a 6-speed gearbox as can be seen from the pictures.
Looking at the pictures, we can infer that the updated Mahindra Scorpio will come with a dashboard that is darker in colour than the outgoing model. The steering wheel looks similar to the one that comes on the XUV5OO. The new steering wheel is also mounted with audio and phone controls which is a good addition. The AC vents are now rectangular in shape and the instrument cluster gets a re-design. In the spy pictures, the interiors looks mismatched with different colours being used for the seats and steering wheel, but these are just test vehicles and the actual production vehicles will get a proper colour scheme.
The Scorpio facelift will also get funky looking alloys wheels riding on Bridgestone Duelers in the size 235/65/R17. Mahindra is likely to provide disc brakes only at the front while the rear will still use drum brakes unlike the XUV5OO which gets all four discs. Another new addition to the Scorpio facelift will be electrically adjustable ORVMs. The updated Mahindra Scorpio will be showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in February. The Mahindra Scorpio competes with the Tata Safari Storme and also the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano to a slight extent since these are not full-size SUVs.
Pictures Source – Team-BHP