It was May’21 when the new generation of Scorpio was first spied. Over the year we have seen the test mules develop over to the point where the current test mules seem to be in the final stages of testing. Now, the SUV has been spied once again and the video reveals more details. The video has been uploaded on YouTube by AutoTrend TV.
We can see that the video is shot during the nighttime. We can clearly see the LED headlamps and the C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps that surround the LED fog lamps. Mahindra would be using a twin projector setup for headlamps. Both the projectors would be use LEDs. The tail lamps are a bit similar to the current Scorpio in terms of size.
Another thing we can see is the sheer size of the SUV. The dimensions of the 2022 Scorpio looks larger than the current Scorpio. The SUV looks larger in terms of length, width and height. The increased size will help in opening up space in the cabin. So, expect more headroom, shoulder room and knee room.
The 2022 Scorpio is also based on a reworked ladder frame chassis. This should help in improving the ride quality and handling of the SUV. So, the Scorpio should be a bit easier to live within the city and should also be able to handle off-road fairly well.
Engine and transmission
The Scorpio would be using a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. This will be the same engine as the new generation of Mahindra Thar. Because the Scorpio is a larger vehicle than the current Thar, the power outputs will be higher.
So, expect the petrol engine to produce around 170 to 180 PS while the diesel engine should produce 150 to 160 PS. The torque outputs are also expected to be in excess of 350 Nm. Transmission options would be a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The lower variants would be rear-wheel drive while the higher variants would come with a 4×4 drivetrain.
From the spy shots, many of the features of the SUV has also been leaked. We know that it would come with a 360-degree parking camera, electric sunroof, roof-mounted speakers and dual-zone climate control.
Other features include keyless entry, push-button to start/stop, rear wiper with washer, multi-information display, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and much more. The upholstery would be finished in brown colour with orange stitching. This means that the 2022 Scorpio will be a big step up in terms of quality and features when compared to the current Scorpio.
The touchscreen infotainment system will also be new. It will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The steering wheel will be wrapped in leather and will be a flat-bottom unit. The controls for the 4×4 system would be positioned below the climate control unit.
The Scorpio has been delayed and will not be launching in 2022. There will be no direct competitor to the Scorpio because of its size and 4×4 capability. However, the prices of the Scorpio can increase significantly because it will now be a more up-market product.