Mahindra & Mahindra has initiated an accelerated development programme for the W105, the new Scorpio for 2014 reports Autocar India. The new Scorpio is expected to retain the body on frame structure as opposed to the monocoque chassis of the XUV 5OO.

Mahindra Scorpio Adventure at the 11th Auto Expo 2012

Work on the W105 is primarily being carried out at Mahindra’s new research facility, Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai. Autocar also reports that the heavily modified version of the platform, will have increased rear leg room, thanks to a lengthened wheelbase and a 140 bhp version of the m-Hawk engine is expected to do duty in the car.