Mahindra confirmed the launch of the all-new Scorpio and all-new XUV500 this year. The XUV500 will be launched first followed by the Scorpio. Mahindra is currently testing both these upcoming vehicles relentlessly but the Scorpio was caught in almost production-ready guise. Here is a rendering image that shows what the all-new Scorpio will look like when launched later this year.
The rendering image is made by SRK Designs for IAB. It is based on the latest test mule of the Mahindra Scorpio. The rendering image removes the camouflage and shows what the all-new vehicle will look like exactly. The all-new Scorpio will be based on an all-new platform and will be launched by the middle of this year.
Now starting with the looks, the new Mahindra Scorpio will offer a bold stance. The front gets vertically slated grille that is similar to the Mahindra’s design language. The headlamps are neatly tucked on the side. The headlamps will offer projector lens with likely LED bulbs. There rendering image also shows sharp LED DRL that will add character to the SUV and will also become the Scorpio’s identity. The shape of the DRL is somewhat similar to the current version of the Scorpio.
Down below, the all-new Scorpio gets a chunky-looking bumper with integrated foglamps. The Scorpio will continue to offer the side-hinged tailgate. However, there are brand-new LED tail lamps, bumper and skid plate that makes the car look extremely modern and sophisticated. The all-new Scorpio will offer 17-inch tyres and Mahindra and bigger doors for easier access. Overall, the size of the all-new Mahindra Scorpio will be much bigger than the current version.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio
The all-new Scorpio will get two engine options just like the Thar. There will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the mStallion family and the new 2.2-litre mHawk diesel. The petrol engine is likely to produce around 152 PS of maximum power and around 300 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine will produce a similar 132 PS and peak torque of around 320 Nm. While Mahindra is yet to say anything on the powertrain options, the all-new Scorpio will get automatic transmission option with both the fuel types.
Mahindra will also ensure that the all-new Scorpio is much more premium than the current version. That will include modern technologies like massive touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electrically adjustable front seats, multiple airbags, digital-analogue instrument cluster, cruise control system and vehicle telematics. Mahindra will offer phone connectivity with the new Scorpio and will allow the owners to control several features of the vehicle through an app.
The all-new Scorpio is also likely to offer more comfortable seats. Mahindra will position the all-new Scorpio against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the Indian market. However, with the added benefit of 4X4, the Scorpio will be much more capable. The price of the all-new Scorpio will increase too. The base version may carry a price tag of around Rs 10 lakh while the top-end version will exceed Rs 15 lakh mark.