Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV500 and the Scorpio in the Indian market next year. Both the vehicles are being tested relentlessly on the Indian roads and there are many spy pictures of both the upcoming SUVs. Well, here is a new set of spy pictures that shows the base variant of the Mahindra Scorpio and the features that it will offer.
The spy pictures of the all-new Scorpio getting tested under the camouflage have been put by T-BHP. The test mule was spotted near Coimbatore and from the looks of it, the vehicle testing under the wraps is the entry-level or the lower-end version of the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio. Codenamed as Z101, there are a few observations that the spotter made.
He says that the all-new Scorpio gets a higher stance than the XUV500 but it looks less muscular or butch than the current version. That might change when the wraps are off the vehicle is ready for production. The test mule had 17-inch steel rims, which will likely get some sort of cover in the production version. On the inside, this variant on the test gets a black layout with beige coloured upholstery. Also, the instrument cluster looks very different from that of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.
Since the all-new XUV500 has been spotted with a dual-screen layout for the infotainment and the instrument cluster, a similar option was expected on the Scorpio too. The vehicle also had a bench for the second row and the third-row seats were missing. However, the production version of the vehicle may come third-row seats. Also, the person noticed that there was no sunroof but Mahindra had given a provision to install one. We are not sure if there is an existing layout for the sunroof or he meant something different from the provision part.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV500 in April 2021. Post that, the all-new Scorpio is expected to be launched in the market. It should be noted that Mahindra launched the all-new Thar in October and the waiting period has extended for months due to the high demand for the vehicle. Mahindra is likely to do some changes in the production before launching the all-new products since a similar kind of demand is expected for these upcoming vehicles too.
The all-new Scorpio is based on a new platform and will carry forward its ladder-frame layout. The size of the all-new Scorpio has also become much larger compared to the current version of the vehicle. Mahindra is likely to increase the price by a few lakhs when the all-new Scorpio launches. It will get powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk or a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. We can also expect Mahindra to offer a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the all-new Scorpio since the all-new Thar offers it too. Other than that, Mahindra will offer automatic transmission options with both the fuel types.
Mahindra discontinued the 4X4 option in the present Scorpio earlier this year. However, the all-new version of the SUV is likely to get it back. While it is not known how capable the all-new Scorpio will be but do expect that it will be more capable than the current version, especially on the off-road trails.