Mahindra’s all-new Thar has become a major success in the market and there is a waiting period that extends to months on the new SUV. Mahindra is currently working a set of new cars that will be launched in the Indian market next year. While Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV500 in the market, the brand is also working on the all-new Scorpio. The Scorpio is scheduled to launch soon after the all-new XUV500.
The launch of the all-new Scorpio will happen in the middle of 2021. Mahindra is currently testing the Scorpio in different locations across India and the numerous pictures show that the vehicle will be much bigger than the current version of the SUV. The Thar’s ladder-frame chassis is the base of the all-new Scorpio. It is the first time that Mahindra will do a full model change since the launch of the Scorpio back in 2002. There will be major changes in the vehicle.
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 Scorpio will get an all-new dashboard and will become much more advanced than the current version. 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 Scorpio will also get the new generation 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.