Mahindra India was earlier recognized only for its world was inspired Jeeps and tractors, left the world speechless and awe-inspired when its offering, the stunning Scorpio SUV walked the ramp in the year 2002. It was just a mere indication of the Indian Utility Vehicle maker capabilities that it can assemble an immaculate vehicle right from scratch. Mahindra Scorpio, one of the best selling SUV of now days, is almost a decade old but there are no jaded signs on the car as its manufacturer, Mahindra is constantly refreshing the SUV. W105 is the code name given to the Scorpio’s reincarnation project, and the refreshed Scorpio SUV is likely to drive in the year 2014. The new gen Scorpio is likely to lose a lot of weight and Mahindra has specifically designed a project called T026 to lower down the weight of the car by 260 kilograms by adding ample amount of fiber parts, which will amplify the efficiency levels of the car and make it more frugal.
Things are a bit hazy on whether Mahindra will retain the body-on-ladder frame and the monocoque outline; however, the market hopes that Mahindra will do something about the high-speed handling of Scorpio. Mahindra is likely to add an all-new heart to new Scorpio, the 2.2L engine from the Cheetah XUV 500 that churns out 140bhp-330Nm torque is likely to go under the hood of Scorpio. To increase the legroom in the middle row, Mahindra mulls to increase the wheelbase and considering that in the past the company has always come at par with its customer’s expectations, the auto industry is expecting the same thing. In addition, the rigorous testing methods Mahindra is famous for before it officially launches a car is going to happen with Scorpio too. So, keep your cameras ready to catch new Mahindra Scorpio, which is expected to unearth around Mahindra Research Valley, on the outskirts of Chennai.
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