After more than a year of testing, Mahindra will be finally launching the new Scorpio on September 25, 2014. We list out all the details of the updated SUV from India’s largest utility vehicle maker.
Styling : The Mahindra Scorpio was launched way back in 2002 and saw some minor upgrades to the design and mechanicals since then. The upcoming model is the most updated of all the earlier ones and Mahindra has worked upon the SUV giving it some much needed updates in styling, interiors and mechanicals.The new Mahindra Scorpio (codenamed internally as W105) will feature a a new ‘fan-grille’ along with new headlights and tail-lights. The tail-lights receive LED treatment for a modern look. The bumpers too are all new and more sculpted than before. According to reports, the bonnet, fenders and doors are also all new which. The SUV will have a wider track and lower height which will make the SUV more planted.
Interiors : The interiors of the SUV will see major revamp to the dashboard. The dashborad houses chrome-lined rectangular air-con vents and buttons for the all-new automatic climate control. The central console houses a big touchscreen similar to the XUV500 for all the infotainment fucntions which could also include a navigation system and act as a display for the rear-view camera. The steering has been carried over from the bigger sibling- XUV500. Behind the steering sits an all new instrument cluster with contemporary dials and a new multi-information display. The steering wheel gets steering mounted controls and the power window switches have been moved from the centre console to the doors. Storage space has been increased with the inclusion of a new twin-glove box.
Mechanicals : Mahindra will continue to offer the updated Scorpio with the same engine from the outgoing model. The engine in question here is the 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel mill which churns out 120 bhp and 290 Nm of torque. However, Mahindra has mated the motor with an all-new 320MT five speed transmission developed in house which promises a much better shift quality than the old tyranny.
Chassis : The new Mahindra Scorpio will ride on an all-new body-on-frame chassis. The Scorpio will be the first recipient of the next-gen ladder chassis which uses hydroforming to give it a stiffer, more lightweight design. According to reports, this new chassis has completely transformed the dynamics of the Scorpio to give it far better ride and handling at high speed. Gone will be the vertical pitching of the vehicle which occurred in the outgoing model.
Price : Since the vehicle has many new elements, we can safely expect Mahindra to price the updated SUV at around INR 30,000-40,000 more than the outgoing model.
via : Autocar