Mahindra is revamping its lineup. They have already launched the new generation Thar and they are working on two more SUVs. There will be the 2021 Scorpio, Bolero Neo, Marazzo petrol and the 2021 XUV500. The new vehicles have already been spied on numerous occasions while testing. However, the SUVs were covered with camouflage so that the design is not revealed ahead of the launch. Well, here is the detailed rendering of the 2021 Scorpio that is based on the spy shots. It gives us a first glimpse of how the SUV might look when it gets launched. The rendering has been done by SRK Designs for IAB.
The rendering has been done for the front, the side and for the rear also. At the front, we can see that there are 6-vertical slats finished in chrome for the front grille. It is flanked by twin-pod LED projector headlamps. Below you get a faux skid plate flanked by LED foglamps which are surrounded by a C-shaped surround. This C-shape surround is actually the LED Daytime Running Lamp. The bonnet is large and gets creases which give it a very muscular front look.
The side profile is simple with simple body panels and there is also a side step for easy ingress and egress. The LED turn indicators are placed on the outside rearview mirrors which will come with an auto-folding function and electric adjustment. There are 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels and roof rails. At the rear, we get LED tail lamps which are vertically stacked. There is also a door handle, which is for opening the side-hinged tailgate. There are two horizontal reflectors placed in the lower half of the bumper. There is also a rear wiper and a washer to clean the rear glass.
The 2021 Scorpio will be based on a reworked version of the ladder-frame chassis which should help in improving the handling and the ride quality of the SUV. All the body panels on the 2021 Scorpio will be new. It will also be much larger in dimensions which should open up space in the cabin also. Mahindra will also work on improving the build quality and the interior quality of the Scorpio. So, expect it to offer better quality materials for the cabin. When compared, the current Scorpio’s interior looks utilitarian. There will be a new touchscreen infotainment system that will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The instrument cluster will be similar to the one the new Thar uses. The steering wheel, steering stalks, gear lever could be shared with the Thar as it will help the manufacturer in saving some money.
Powering the 2021 Scorpio will be the same set of engines that we have seen on the new Thar. So, there will be a 2.0-litre Stallion petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The diesel engine produces 130 PS of max power in the Thar and the petrol engine produces 150 PS of max power in the Thar. However, we expect the Scorpio’s engines to be in a higher state of tune as it is a much bigger and heavier SUV. The Scorpio is expected to hit the Indian market in the second half of 2021.