Taking customer feedback seriously, Mahindra has replaced the overdone black plastic applique on the tailgate with a body coloured one that looks much better.
When the new generation Mahindra Scorpio arrived late last year, the SUV was praised for the drastic improvements, making it much better offering over its predecessor. However, while the SUV did win a lot of praise, the over-the-top styling did bite us in the wrong places but the styling grows on you over time. Though masses still disliked the huge black plastic panel on the tailgate and succumbing to customer feedback, Mahindra has finally dropped the black plastic applique from the tailgate of the new Scorpio and replaced the same with a body coloured unit.
In addition, the brushed silver finished registration enclosure on the tailgate has been replaced with an all-black unit and does not come out as an eye sore like the initial models. The change applies to all variants of the Scorpio and not just the top trims. Apart from these changes, Mahindra has not made any other changes to the new generation Scorpio that continues to get the black with chrome grille at the front along with improvised mechanicals and updated features.
In terms of power, the new generation Mahindra Scorpio uses the 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine producing 120 BHP and 280 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The SUV comes with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options with Shift-On-Fly wheel system. The Indian automaker easily retails around 5000 units of the Scorpio every month and the new set of buyers are certainly going to rejoice with this update. Mahindra will also add an automatic variant to the Scorpio later this year.
In case you missed, check out our 2015 Mahindra Scorpio test drive review HERE.