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Mahindra is testing upcoming Scorpio in the Sand Dunes of Rajasthan [Video]

Mahindra & Mahindra will soon launch the all-new Scorpio in the Indian market. The manufacturer has been testing the vehicle in various parts of the country and we have spotted the vehicle under heavy camouflage on multiple occasions. However, this is the first time that the upcoming Scorpio has been spotted testing somewhere off-the-road.

The video put up by Rajasthan Motor Sports shows the all-new Scorpio testing in the Sand Dunes of the Rajasthan. While Mahindra is yet to comment on the mechanicals of the all-new Scorpio and there is no information on the drivetrain of the vehicle. With this video, we can safely assume that the all-new Scorpio will offer 4X4 or at least an AWD system.

Mahindra’s new MD – Anish Shah has already commented on how the brand wants to focus on its core value products, which is SUVs. While there were rumours citing that Mahindra will not offer an AWD or 4X4 on its upcoming Scorpio, the new video puts that rumour to rest.

The all-new Scorpio will be very different from the current version of the model. The vehicle will be based on the new platform, which will be derived from the all-new Thar. However, the main changes is the styling. The all-new Scorpio is much bigger in size than the current version of the model.

2021 Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the all-new Scorpio. The engine options will be similar to the Mahindra Thar. There will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Both the engine options will offer standard manual transmission and both of them will also offer an automatic transmission as well. Mahindra is yet to comment on the AWD or 4X4 option to be available with the Thar but it is highly likely that the all-new Scorpio will not offer these options.

The all-new Scorpio will also become much more luxurious and comfortable than before. Also, it will offer features like a sunroof, leather seats, electrically adjustable front seats, and more. The new Scorpio will be positioned a segment above the current version of the Scorpio, which means it will take on the likes of Tata Harrier head-on.

It will continue to offer the same six-slat vertically stacked grille with a set of conventional headlamps. The headlamps get LED DRL that adds a unique identity to the vehicle. The pictures show a dual-barrel projector lamp set-up inside the headlamp units. The bumper also looks massive in size with air dams that are likely to make air curtains to the front wheels to reduce the drag.

The bonnet looks massive too and the windscreen is more raked compared to the current version. The wheel arches are not flared but there are plastic protectors that will add a rugged look too. The all-new Scorpio has also become much longer than before. The wheels are likely to be around 18-inch in size. The rear gets a side-opening tailgate, a new bumper and LED lamps that look vertically stacked like the current version of the Scorpio.