Mahindra has been working on the new generation of the Scorpio for quite some time now. They have been testing the SUV extensively. We have seen the spy shots of the 2022 Scorpio at many places in our country. Now, new spy shots have emerged but this time the new SUV has been spotted in Europe.
Mahindra is testing the 2022 Scorpio in foreign markets as well because they might launch the SUV there. Mahindra already has the Scorpio and XUV700 on sale in Australia. The next generation of Scorpio was spotted on a highway near Budapest, Hungary. The test mule is heavily camouflaged so very less information is revealed from the spy shots.
We can see the boxy upright design of the SUV. However, the new generation of Scorpio will be much larger in dimensions when compared to the current generation. It will come with a flat bonnet, big wheel arches and a side-open tailgate that will still use a door handle.
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Up-front, it comes with dual projector headlamps that use LEDs. There are also LED fog lamps and C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps that surround the fog lamps. It will come with Mahindra’s six-slat grille and the new twins-peak logo that Mahindra has placed on the XUV700.
On the side, there will be newly designed alloy wheels that measure 17-inches. The tyres that Mahindra will be using are Wanderer from MRF. They measure 245/65 section tyres whereas the current Scorpio uses 235/65 section tyres. There will also be plastic cladding on the wheel arches and Mahindra will also offer roof rails. Mahindra will not be using smart door handles for the Scorpio because they will increase the cost of the SUV. Also, Scorpio is supposed to be a more rugged vehicle so smart door handles do not suit the character of the SUV. The Scorpio will also come with a rear wiper with a washer, rear parking sensors, roof spoiler and a shark-fin antenna.
The interior has also been completely redesigned. The Scorpio will get a black and dark brown cabin theme which does look quite premium. It now comes with a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel which buttons for cruise control and infotainment system. The infotainment system itself will be a new unit that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There will be a centre armrest with storage, automatic climate control and an electric sunroof. Mahindra will continue to offer a manual parking brake with the new-gen Scorpio.
Powering the 2022 Scorpio will be petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that comes with direct injection whereas the diesel engine is a 2.2-litre unit. The engines are the same ones that we have seen on the Thar and XUV700. However, the engines will be retuned as per Scorpios needs. We expect them to be more powerful than the Thar but less powerful than the XUV700. The transmission options will be a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
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