2009 : The Mighty Muscular Scorpio
From the time the Scorpio was launched, it has always been ahead of its game. 2009
was not going to be any different the Scorpio Refresh was launched. The most telling
change to the exteriors was to the front end. It sported a new grille. There was
a smarter new bonnet scoop and the front bumper looked like it had been chiseled
off a Greek god's biceps. It also got Bluevision bulbs designed to take the stress
out of night driving. The chunky, pull-type door handles, new side cladding and
the integrated footstep on the rear bumper rounded up the facelift.
The most important addition was the introduction of dual airbags in the front to
complement the Scorpio's ABS. The Scorpio also got the innovative Micro-Hybrid system.
The interiors too got more goodies. The Scorpio now had a swanky new 2-DIN audio
system with CD, MP3, SD card and USB drive. It also got Bluetooth connectivity,
plus power mirrors along with new dual-tone upholstery and a new gear lever. The
twin-pod instrument system too was new.
Just when other cars were learning to survive in the shadows, the Scorpio's out
picking fights again. And this time, it's armed to the teeth with a fresh new look.
It is beefed up with more muscles, an aggressive front grille and a sinewy toned
But the new Scorpio is deceptively gentle. On the environment that is. Its BS IV
compliant variant adheres to the latest Indian emission standards. The Micro Hybrid
technology limits the consumption of fuel, helps reduce pollution and therefore,
conserve the environment. The other cars are turning green too, with envy.