Mahindra is working on a new generation of the Scorpio. The new SUV is expected to hit the Indian market in early 2022. The SUV is under testing due to which it has been spotted in a number of locations throughout India. The SUV’s exterior has been spied a lot of times. However, this is the first time that the 2021 Scorpio’s interiors have been spied. The interior images give us good details about all the features the new SUV could be offering.
In the pictures, we can see that the dashboard has been covered with black material. The steering wheel is similar to the one we saw on the upcoming XUV 700. So, it is a multi-functional unit with buttons for the infotainment unit and cruise control. There are also chrome highlights on the steering wheel with a flat bottom for a more sporty feel. It seems like the SUV will get some sort of a digital instrument cluster.
There is also a touchscreen infotainment system in the centre of the dashboard which is expected to be similar to the one found on the new Thar. It seems like there is a speaker placed in the centre of the dashboard. The buttons for the automatic climate control and the infotainment system has been placed just below the screen. We can also see the vertical air-con vents placed on the dashboard. The door handles and the locks also seem to be finished in chrome.
From earlier, spy shots we know that the air-con vents will come with a silver surround and there will also be a push button to start/stop on offer. This also means that there will also be a keyless entry on offer. The dashboard should have a dual-tone theme with black up top and the middle section finished in beige colour.
The new Scorpio will have a more up-market cabin with better quality materials. We can see this from the spy shots as the seats and the steering wheel come with stitching. The SUV here is equipped with an automatic transmission with a manual parking brake. There is no auto-dimming interior rearview mirror on offer.
The variant spied here was also equipped with an electric sunroof and there were some 10 spoke alloy wheels that were using MRF Wanderer tyres. The new SUV is squarish in shape and bigger in dimensions. However, it will still come with a side-hinged tailgate. There will twin-pod LED projector headlamps in the front, C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps that surround the LED foglamps.
Up-front, there will be a 6-slat Mahindra’s grille and a faux skid plate and a wide air dam. The side profile will come with conventional door handles and there will also be roof rails which we expect to be functional.
Mahindra has reworked the ladder frame chassis of the Scorpio to make the ride quality more comfortable and improve the handling. The butch and SUV design language and stance are expected to continue with the upcoming Scorpio. The Scorpio should be offered with a petrol and diesel engine. Both of which will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.