Next-generation Mahindra Scorpio SUV: Official teaser released ahead of launch [Video]

After numerous spy pictures and videos, Mahindra has now officially released a teaser video for their upcoming next-generation Mahindra Scorpio. The manufacturer is calling the upcoming SUV by the codename Z101 and  has not revealed the official name. It is most likely to be the next-generation Scorpio SUV. The manufacturer is positioning the upcoming SUV as the ‘Big Daddy of SUVs’. An official teaser of the upcoming SUV from Mahindra’s SUV Proving Track in Tamil Nadu has now been released.

The video has been shared by Mahindra Automotive on their official YouTube channel. The voice heard in this teaser video is of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The Z101 or upcoming Mahindra Scorpio has been designed by the Mahindra India Design Studio (M.I.D.S) in Mumbai, and engineered at the state-of-the-art facilities of Mahindra Research Valley (M.R.V.) near Chennai. The upcoming SUV is going to see a lot of changes when compared with the current generation model. We have seen several spy pictures and videos and have a vague idea on how the SUV might look like.

The upcoming Z101 SUV will have a bold design to it and the same is hinted by Mahindra employees who are featured in the teaser video. Towards the end of the teaser video, the C-shaped LED DRLs on the upcoming Scorpio are clearly visible. Mahindra is expected to offer the Scorpio a boxy design like the current model but, it will have a different overall design. It will have an imposing look like any SUV. The front will get projector LED headlamps and the C-shaped fog lamps will be wrapped around the fog lamps on the front bumper.

Next-generation Mahindra Scorpio SUV: Official teaser released ahead of launch [Video]

We have seen videos of the interior of the Scorpio as well and some of the features that it would offer are clear from them. Unlike the current generation, the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio will offer more features. It will offer front facing seat for third row passengers as well. There will be a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, revised dashboard design with a touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, semi-digital instrument cluster, dual-tone leather upholstery, wireless phone charging and so on. Overall, Mahindra is expected to make the Scorpio more appealing to customers both in terms of looks and features.

Mahindra Scorpio like Thar and XUV700 is likely to come with two engine options. It is expected to be powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine and a 2.0 litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. When compared with Mahindra XUV700, these engines will be  offered in a different state of tune. Both petrol and diesel engine options will be offered with manual and automatic transmissions. There is even a possibility that just like Jeep Compass, Mahindra might offer 4WD system as an option in the top-end variant. The almost production ready models of Mahindra Scorpio have been spotted testing which means that the launch of the SUV is expected to happen soon. The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio is expected to showcased to the world in coming months and is expected to compete with SUVs like Tata Harrier in the segment.

Ajeesh Kuttan

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