Once again, we have a new spyshot of the 2015 Mahindra Scorpio facelift out in the open courtesy MotorBeam.com. It had donned some camouflage upfront; however we must say that this is the clearmost frontal spyshot that has cropped up till date.
Ever since the spyshots trickled in, Mahindra has kept all of us guessing with those old-school round headlamps. In this latest shot, the SUV is wearing Xylo’s front bumper!
Before you guys begin to imagine the facelift, let us tell you these are decoy elements including the headlamps. The true frontal design will be known only when the facelifted Scorpio makes a formal entry into the market or a we draw closer to the production model. Nevertheless, few things could be weaned out from the current front fascia setup on the test mule.
As someone remarked, Mahindra appears to be cross-breeding the Scorpio, Xylo and the Thar. The headlamps and turn-indicators could be inspired from the Thar. The rest of the body stays unchanged from the current edition of the Scorpio. Infact, Mahindra seems to be reluctant to say goodbye to the christmas-tree tail-lamp configuration as is evident from the earlier spyshots.
It seems odd…why would Mahindra want to mix-and-match design cues from other vehicles?? The probability thus closes in on the almost certainty that it is the front portion of the Scorpio which would see the major changes. This is because in many of the spyshots the front portion is covered but the rear is open to full public censure. It also appears that the parts used on the front portion of the test mule are decoys, and the real changes will be something else.
We, however, do not expect any mechanical/powertrain changes in this facelifted Scorpio. This isn’t exactly the next-gen Scorpio, which will arrive in 2015-16. It is thus reasonable to expect the current powertrain options on the facelifted Scorpio. It has been reported earlier that these Scorpio mules are also running with camouflaged interiors.
It would also be imperative of Mahindra to upgrade the bare-basic interiors of the Scorpio, which just wither and loll away rather unfortunately in the face of competitors and usage! This Scorpio facelift will arrive in June 2014, with a speculated slight increase in prices.
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