Old the Mahindra Scorpio might be, but the age doesn’t seem to have affected the popular SUV’s competitiveness! Case in point here is the SUV’s sales performance during the last financial year, which saw sales of over 50,900 units, thereby enabling the Scorpio to reclaim its title of ‘highest selling SUV in India’.
As per a report in the Economic Times, the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, the main rivals of the Scorpio, could sell just 46,700 units and 45,000 units respectively during the last financial year. Mahindra also posted the highest sales from a SUV in the month of March by selling as many as 5,605 units
It may be noted that Mahindra is close to launching a comprehensive facelift for the Scorpio and with the advent of the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio facelift, the sales performance by Mahindra’s popular model is expected to get even better. The Mahindra Scorpio facelift will comprise of a highly updated front fascia that would include a new front bumper, a new front grille, new headlights that would feature LED DRLs for some models, a new hood with a revised air scoop and mildly revised front fenders. At the rear, the SUV will get a slightly updated tailgate, new taillights, and probably a refreshed bumper.
Mechanically, the Scorpio is being expected to remain largely unchanged, which means it would continue to be powered by the same 2.2 liter turbo diesel mHawk engine that powers the current version. This engine has a peak power output of 120 bhp and max torque of 290 Nm. Akin to the engine, the transmissions too would remain the same and the Scorpio facelift is likely to get both the four speed automatic and the five speed manual transmissions.
Source – Economictimes.indiatimes.com