Mahindra will launch the all-new Scorpio in the Indian market later this year. Before the official launch, the testing of the all-new SUV continues in different parts of the country. Here is the latest set of pictures that show the all-new Scorpio up close and a more production-ready version of the car.
The all-new Mahindra Scorpio is much bigger than the current version of the vehicle. The new spy pictures reveal the front-end of the car. Even though it remains camouflaged, the pictures by T-BHP show that the new Scorpio will get a newly designed grille at the front. The new Scorpio also gets new twin-pod headlamps and this is the first time that the design of the all-new Scorpio is spotted on the vehicle. The headlamp cluster also get LED daytime running lamps.
The rear gets wraparound tail lamp. The Scorpio also gets ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, roof rails, side steps and multi-spoke alloy wheels. The Scorpio also gets regular door handles instead of the flush-type handles spotted on the new Mahindra XUV500.
In terms of changes on the outside, the all-new Scorpio will retain the upright design stance that makes it look boxy and butch. However, the body design is all-new and Mahindra is using new body panels to make the SUV look different from the current-generation. Compared to the current model, the all-new Scorpio will be wider and longer too. This definitely means a much bigger cabin space, especially the third-row seats. The all-new Scorpio will also get a cladding around the body to make it look rugged and tough.
On the inside, the all-new Mahindra Scorpio will get a new dashboard. The new dashboard gets a large touchscreen infotainment system. Mahindra is also likely to offer a fully-digital instrument cluster on the top-end version. The higher-end variants will also offer connected features like the MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and more such cars in the segment.
Mahindra Scorpio 4X4
The all-new Mahindra Scorpio will continue to offer the ladder-frame chassis. The vehicle will get powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. There will be the new 2.2-litre diesel engine that also powers the Mahindra Thar. It generates a maximum power of 132 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm. Mahindra will also offer petrol-powered variants with the all-new Scorpio. The variants will be powered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is also available with the all-new Thar. It generates a maximum power of 152 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm. Both the engine options will offer a manual as well as automatic transmission options.
Mahindra has discontinued the 4X4 variants with the Scorpio. However, the feature may come back in the all-new version. Since the platform, engine options and the transmission are the same as the Thar, Mahindra may offer the 4X4 feature with the top-end version of the Scorpio. Mahindra also never offered an automatic transmission with the Scorpio 4X4 but that can change with the all-new version of the car. The all-new Scorpio will become expensive than the current version. It will take on the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the likes directly when launched next year.