The 2016 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway (called simply as Mahindra Pik-Up in most export markets) has been spotted testing with minimal camouflage in Pune. The pickup is getting ready to graduate to the next generation and the timing suggests that it could make its world premiere at the Auto Expo on February 3 (media day).
As with the all-new Scorpio which was launched last year, the Getaway will benefit from a lighter and stiffer hydroformed ladder frame chassis, improved suspension system, fresh interior design and added features.
The engine however is likely to be retained as it its. The 2.6-litre turbo DI diesel engine generates 115 bhp and 280 Nm of torque when mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Both 4×2 and 4×4 variants would be on offer. Mahindra could also surprise us by introducing the 120 bhp version of the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine from the SUV.
Visually, the Scorpio Getaway pickup derives the revamped front fascia from its SUV sibling. Both single-cab and double cab body styles will be available just like its predecessor. The profile and rear fascia continue untouched.
The range-topping variant of the new version is expected to offer ABS with EBD, airbags, 2-DIN audio system, MID, power windows, central locking and so on.
While the market for a feature-rich pickup like the 2016 Mahindra Scorpio Getaway is not very big in India, the model could carve a sizable niche for itself as an affordable offering in pickup-friendly markets like Australia.
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Via – Motorbeam.com