Mahindra is working on two all-new SUVs at the moment. The first of these two vehicles that will be launched in the Indian market is the Mahindra XUV500. While the XUV500 looks like it is production-ready and numerous pictures of the Mahindra Scorpio testing in different parts of the country give us a glimpse of the all-new Scorpio and also indicates that the vehicle is almost production-ready.
With the new pictures by We Guide Auto, the Mahindra Scorpio was caught testing in Chennai. The heavily camouflaged pictures of the upcoming SUV shows its sheer size to start with. The all-new Mahindra Scorpio will be much bigger than the current version and the pictures show that. It looks quite dominating on the roads.
The pictures also reveal the grille design of the all-new Scorpio. 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.
Petrol and diesel engines
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 directly.
The launch of the all-new Mahindra is already delayed. It was expected to be launched by the middle of this year but the launch will now happen by the end of this year. Similarly, this will push the launch of the all-new Scorpio too. It is likely to get launched by the first quarter or half of 2021. Mahindra is yet to announce the launch date of the all-new Scorpio officially.