Mahindra’s new generation Scorpio and the XUV 700 are the most awaited upcoming SUVs. While the exterior of the Scorpio has been spied on numerous time, we never really got a good look at the interiors. A look at interiors also reveals what features can we expect from the upcoming Scorpio.
We can see an all-new dashboard design with vertical air conditioning vents. The centre stage is taken by an infotainment system and then there is a new steering wheel. We know that the variant that has been spied was powered by a diesel engine that was mated to an automatic transmission.
The infotainment system is all-new and is a touchscreen unit. It looks like it measures above 9-inches diagonally. As seen from the spy shots, it runs on a new user interface. This is not the same infotainment system that we have seen on the Thar. There are big different coloured tiles in the infotainment system. In the picture, we can see that there is Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Radio.
Just below the infotainment system, there are some shortcut buttons for home, phone, return, favourite etc. These are flanked by volume and tuning knobs. Then there are controls for automatic climate control. We can see that it will come with dual-zone climate control. The design of the climate control system has been lifted from the current XUV 500. Then there are switches for hazard lamp, seatbelt warnings and car key reminder. These buttons are lifted from the Thar. There is also a button for the 360-degree camera. Below that there is a 12V accessory socket, a USB port and a fast-charging USB port.
In the centre console, there is a leather-wrapped gear lever and a big dial. The dial has buttons for various drive modes such as mud or snow. It also had buttons for hill-descent control, four-low, four-high and two-high which all comes under the 4×4 system of the Scorpio. It comes with a regular parking brake, there is no electric parking brake here. There is a huge armrest for the convenience of the driver and the front occupant. . The second and third-row occupants also get their own 12V accessory socket and a USB charging port.
The spy shots show that it will come with a traditional analogue speedometer and tachometer. There is a multi-information display between the analogue gauges that shows various information to the driver. It also has start-up graphics when you turn on the vehicle.
The stocks mounted behind the steering wheel for headlamp and wipers have been borrowed from the XUV 300. The same goes for the switches for the electric sunroof. It looks like the Scorpio will be sharing its steering wheel with the upcoming XUV 700. The steering wheel houses the buttons for cruise control, voice assistant and other media controls. It also comes with push-button to start/stop and keyless entry. The Scorpio is expected to start from around Rs. 12 lakhs ex-showroom. It will come with petrol and diesel engines that will be offered with a manual or an automatic transmission. The Scorpio might get revealed by the end of this year with a launch slated for early 2022.