Mahindra will be launching a lot of products for its line-up in the coming next years. Recently, Mahindra and Mahindra has filed for a trademark for a ScorpioN name. We think that they will be using this name for a high-performance variant that will debut will be the new 2021 Scorpio. Earlier the manufacturer also registered the name ‘Scorpio Sting’. However, we still do not know if the homegrown manufacturer will be using one of the names or both of them. So we may get all or some of these three: Mahindra ScorpioN, Mahindra Scorpio N, and Mahindra Sting!
Mahindra is currently working on a new generation of a Scorpio that will be debuting next year. The new Scorpio will be based on a reworked version of a ladder frame chassis just like the 2020 Thar. The SUV will also be bigger in dimensions. It is expected to be wider and longer than the current generation. This will help in increasing the cabin space for the occupants. This will give better legroom and shoulder-room to the occupants. The height of the Scorpio 2021 will remain more or less the same as it was already a tall vehicle and no one had any problem regarding headroom.
It will continue to get the Mahindra’s iconic multi-slat grille and pronounced ‘hips’ behind the C-pillar. The wheel arches of the new SUV are also expected to be bigger than the current generation. The test mules have still not been spied with production-spec headlamps and tail lamps. Although, the air dam now does look bigger than the current generation. It will also get new interiors with a large touchscreen infotainment system which will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There will be a new instrument cluster with a multi-information display similar to the one we have seen on the 2020 Thar. The switchgear, steering wheel, gear knob and some other equipment will be shared with the 2020 Thar. Feature list will include a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, push-button to start/stop, rear AC vents, automatic climate control and much more. There is also a possibility of Mahindra offering an electric sunroof. Considering that now compact-SUVs come with an electric sunroof, offering a sunroof with the Scorpio seems like a good decision. However, only the top-end variants of the Scorpio will be equipped with the electric sunroof.
Powering the 2021 Scorpio will be the same set of engines that are currently doing duty on the 2020 Thar. So, there will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection mStallion petrol engine that will produce 152 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 300 Nm. Whereas the 2.2-litre turbocharged mHawk diesel engine will produce 130 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Considering that the Scorpio is a bigger vehicle, Mahindra might bump up the power output slightly. Mahindra will also be offering a proper 4×4 system with the 2021 Scorpio for people who wants to take their SUV off-road. The Scorpio N or the Scorpio Sting might get a more powerful state of tune of engines and some extra features.