Mahindra is working on a slew of new SUVs for the Indian market. The homegrown manufacturer is also working on a new generation of the Scorpio which is expected to debut next year. The new SUV has been spotted recently parked somewhere and a person was able to click pictures of the interior as well as exterior.
The video has been uploaded by Barodian boy Jatin on his YouTube channel. In the video, we can see that the Scorpio is parked with its bonnet opened. There are also some pictures of the interior of the cabin which reveals new details about the Scorpio.
We can see that the colour of the upholstery is dark brown. It is a similar colour that we have seen on the Tata Harrier. It also seems like it has leather upholstery. Then there is a new style of the steering wheel. It is a similar one that we have seen on the XUV 700. So, has multi-function buttons but instead of chrome, it is using plastic inserts. It has also had a flat bottom to provide a more sporty feeling to the driver.
In the centre of the dashboard, there are two vertical air conditioning vents between which there is an all-new touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment has a newly designed user interface with big tiles that have different colours so that they are easily identifiable while driving. It will also come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. We do not know if Mahindra will be offering it with wireless phone projection or not. We also expect that the lower variants will get a smaller touchscreen infotainment system from the Mahindra Thar.
Below the infotainment system, there are some hard shortcut buttons for the infotainment system which are always a good addition. There is also a volume and a tuning knob. Then there are climate controls that only have a single zone. Interestingly, the Scorpio was earlier spied with dual-zone climate control. However, the one spied above does not have dual-zone climate control. Below, the automatic climate control, there are buttons for hazard lamp, passenger seatbelt warning, hill descent control etc.
There is also a cubby hold for storing some knick-knacks. It also has a 12V-charging socket, USB port and a fast-charging USB port. There will also be other features such as push-button to start/stop, cruise control, keyless entry and an electric sunroof. We are also expecting the new Scorpio to have a 360-degree parking camera.
The Scorpio will be offered with a petrol and a diesel engine. There will be 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol which will be direct-injected. The engine is expected to produce somewhere around 160 PS of max power as in the Thar, the same engine produces 150 PS and the Scorpio is a much bigger SUV. There will also be a 2.2-litre diesel engine that is expected to produce 150 PS of max power. In Thar, the same engine produces 130 PS. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Scorpio will also be offered with a 4×4 drivetrain on the higher variants.