New Mahindra Scorpio will feature a completely new exterior design, a more premium cabin and a new engine that will be punchier and cleaner
Mahindra and Mahindra, the Nashik-based popular Indian automaker, is all set to introduce a generation change for Mahindra Scorpio. The seven-seater SUV, which has become a household name in the Indian car market, has taken a massive hit in its popularity and the need of the hour is a thoroughly updated model that can take the legacy of Scorpio forward.
The new Mahindra Scorpio (codename: Z101), which will be the third generation of the company’s popular SUV, has already been spied several times. These sightings have revealed many details of the new model, like its larger dimensions that could carry some elements inspired by the Mahindra Alturas G4.
Of course, the bigger dimensions are sure to lead to a roomier cabin. The interior will be built up of better quality materials and will boast several new features. A highlight of the cabin will be its third row of seats, which, unlike the current model, would be a front-facing arrangement.
This will be possible from the increased dimensions. Also, as the front-facing seats don’t have the utilitarian touch of the side-facing ones, the new layout would help the new Scorpio pass off for a more premium offering.
The front-end of the new Mahindra Scorpio will be likely inspired by the Mahindra Alturas G4. The front-end will have swept-back headlamps, X-section front-bumper and chrome elements for the front grille. Various spy images indicate that the new model would have a raking windscreen instead of the upright one seen on the current model.
The new Mahindra Scorpio will be powered by a BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine that will replace the current 2.2-litre oil-burner from the company’s portfolio. The same engine will be used in varying tunes to power even power other models like the next generations of the Thar and XUV500. A 4WD option should be offered at least on select trims.
The new Mahindra Scorpio has been conceptualized at Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC), while the research and development take place at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. The new model should go on sale in a price range of Rs 10-13 lakh.