The Mahindra Scorpio is all set to get a comprehensive update later this year with extensive changes to the overall design and the interiors as well. While the exteriors have been snapped on a number of occasions and are a common sight on the internet, these detailed spy shots snapped by Autocar India reader Vishnu Kalil showcase the interiors including the all new dashboard along with the other changes that the updated Scorpio will sport.
True to the earlier speculations, a lot has been borrowed from the XUV500’s parts bin for the Mahindra Scorpio facelift. The basic interior layout has been ditched for a more upmarket looking cabin. The dashboard now features a premium looking beige and black dual-tone shade complemented by a light brown trim. The oval shaped air-con vents have been replaced by the rectangular shaped vents that are finished in piano black and feature chrome bezels. The instrument cluster has also been finished with brushed aluminium for a premium appeal. The multifunction steering wheel comes from the XUV500 as well.
The grab handle on the dashboard for the passenger has been replaced by two glove-boxes, while the Scorpio badge has been embossed below the left air-con vent. The centre console has been completely overhauled and will cater to the infotainment needs of passengers. Finished in piano black, a big screen takes centre stage with an array of controls at the sides which could include satellite navigation, rear view camera, multimedia system and much more. With a lot of equipment borrowed from the XUV500, the look and feel is quite similar as well. We also expect to see Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, and automatic climate control to be offered on the updated version of the Scorpio.
The lighter tone seen on the cabin has surely added a premium touch to the largely boring cabin of the Mahindra Scorpio. Set to launch by the end of this year, the Scorpio facelift will help serve better in the compact SUV space that is being dominated by new competition (even though the Scorpio manages to outsell others). Expect a host of changes on the exteriors as well to gel with the premium interiors of the SUV. With the changes on offer, the 2014 Scorpio facelift will also be priced at a marginal premium over the current model.
Source – Autocar India