Mahindra Scorpio Ex variant recalled for preventive inspection
Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s largest sports utility vehicle makers have announced recall of Scorpio Ex variant. The company is recalling all Scorpio Ex variants manufactured during the period May 2012 to November 2013 for preventive inspection to check out potential defects. The total units affected are 23,519.
Recall of Scorpio Ex variants is part of Mahindra & Mahindra’s customer centric approach and in accordance with voluntary code on vehicle recall. Thorough inspection of all parts will be carried out and if need be, some parts will be replaced which will all be done immediately and at no cost to customers. The company will only be intimating owners of Scorpio Ex variant purchased during the said period as the recall does not include any other of the Scorpio variants.
While these recalls are being undertaken, the new Mahindra Scorpio facelift is being actively tested and has been spotted on test on a number of occasions. To compete with Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano, the Scorpio facelift will be priced between INR 8.5 to 13 lakhs while launch is pegged in the coming months.
Scorpio facelift will include a new front fascia which was evident despite the fact that model on test was under camouflage. Also evident was revamped headlamps, grille, bumper and bonnet while at the rear LED tail lights and revised tailgate and bumper were noted. Where mechanics are concerned, the Scorpio facelift will continue to be powered by a 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine, but expect power output to be increased from existing 116.2 bhp and 290 Nm torque. Transmission will be in the form of 5 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission.