New Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra is launching the new Scorpio on September 25, 2014. Dealers have been accepting bookings for a couple of days now, with the booking amount being Rs 20,000.
Mahindra has also tied up with the e-commerce website, Snapdeal, and interested customers can book the new SUV there.
Here’s a lowdown of what’s expected on the new Scorpio.
Styling – The new Scorpio will get an updated front grille and newly-designed projector headlamps with LED daytime-running lights. Both front and rear bumpers have been slightly redesigned with new fog lamps and scuff plates. The tail-lights are LED too, and there’s a roof-mounted rear-spoiler. Adding to the refreshed looks are the new 17-inch alloys on higher variants.
Interior – Interior of the new Scorpio gets stylistic changes and equipment additions. Changes include horizontal AC vents, new instrument cluster, climate control and a new touchscreen infotainment system. Buttons for the power-windows are now on each door instead of the centre console. The new steering wheel comes with controls mounted on it. There are airbags and ABS too. The new Scorpio is also likely to offer seating configurations ranging from seven- to nine-seater options. Overall, the interior is likely to feel much more sporty, upmarket and well-equipped.
New chassis – A brand new body-on-frame chassis underpins the new Scorpio. It’s the first car to get Mahindra’s next-gen ladder chassis, which uses hydroforming to give it a stiffer, lightweight design. It is also claimed that the new chassis has entirely changed the dynamics of the Scorpio to give it far better ride and handling. It also seems like the new car has a wider track than before.
New gearbox and suspension – The new Scorpio gets an all-new 320MT five-speed manual transmission that claims to offer better shifts than before. However, according to dealers, there is no word on an automatic yet. They also revealed that the new car gets a revised suspension setup.
Nomenclature – Trims of the new Scorpio are expected to be been badged as S2, S4, S6, S8 and S10 instead of the previous EX, LX, SLE and VLX.
The new Scorpio is expected to be priced at a slight premium over the already-popular outgoing car. But it is likely that Mahindra will look to offer a good value-for-money proposition in a bid to take a renewed shot at the SUV segment.
source: AUTOCAR (India)