After the very successful launch of the all-new Mahindra Thar, the manufacturer is now working on the all-new Mahindra XUV500 and the Scorpio. The Mahindra XUV500 will launch before the Scorpio and we have already spotted a few test mules that production-ready. However, this is the first instance of the Mahindra Scorpio’s test mule being spotted in production-ready trim. The spyshots give us a fair idea on what the all-new Scorpio will look like when launched in the Indian market by the middle of this year.
Pictures shared by MotorBeam shows the overall shape of the car. The all-new Scorpio will continue to use the ladder-frame chassis but will be much wider and longer than the current version of the car. Essentially, it will become a direct competitor of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the likes. The test mule indicates that the all-new version of the Scorpio will bear little resemblance to the current model. Instead, Mahindra will use new body panels all around and add new features that will make the Scorpio look much more aggressive on the roads.
The latest pictures show that the all-new Scorpio will have large windows for the first and the second-row passengers. Apart from that, the third-row window has become much bigger indicating that the Scorpio will offer some great legroom in the last row. The tailgate is a side-opening one with hinges on the right while the multi-spoke alloy wheels also look quite interesting and sophisticated. Mahindra has also added sleek looking headlamps while the tail lamps are likely to remain in the vertical layout with LED lamps.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio engine
Mahindra will offer the all-new Scorpio with both petrol and diesel engine options. There will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine with manual and automatic transmission options. This is the same engine that also powers the Mahindra Thar but in Scorpio, it is likely to make more power and torque. The diesel variants will offer the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Even this engine option will offer both manual and automatic transmission options.
Mahindra has also trademarked a few new names for the Scorpio. We may get to see the current version of the Scorpio in the showrooms with the all-new version. Mahindra has registered the Scorpio Sting and ScorpioN names recently. However, there is no confirmation on the name of the vehicle yet.
Before the Scorpio, Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV500 in the Indian market that will take on the likes of MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari. The all-new XUV500 will also offer a range of new features including a panoramic sunroof, ADAS, and much luxurious cabin. Mahindra is also working to increase the production of the Mahindra Thar that is currently high in demand. In a few cities, the Mahindra Thar waiting has crossed several months and depending on the variant, customers may have to wait up to 10 months too.