Mahindra Scorpio is among the most popular SUVs in India
During 2013, sales of Duster stood at 46,700 units while 45,000 units of Ford EcoSport were sold. However, sales of Mahindra Scorpio, which was assumed to have fallen back once Duster and EcoSport were launched, has registered sales of 50,900 units during the same period. March 2014 sales of Scorpio have reached 5,605 units led by festivals in Maharashtra and North India and increased buying from political parties ahead of the General Elections in the country.
Dominating the market for over a decade, Mahindra Scorpio is now ready for a facelift, which should arrive this year. The facelift will come in with refreshed interiors, added features but no changes where engine configurations are concerned. These changes will allow the company to cling to its leadership position in the SUV segment.
Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to be priced between INR 8.30 to 13 lakhs and could be launched around August 2014 just ahead of the festive season. Mahindra has been extensively testing the Scorpio facelift for some time and has also been spotted on test albeit under heavy camouflage. 2014 Scorpio facelift will get new headlamps, revised front grille and new front bumpers while at the rear will be new tail lights, tailgate and new rear bumpers all of which combine together to offer a more sportier stance to Scorpio facelift.
Interiors will see fresh upholstery in a black/beige colour combination, a new steering wheel design and a revamped centre console. No engine update is expected to be seen on board the 2014 Scorpio facelift which will continue with the existing 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine offering 120 hp peak power.