New-Gen Mahindra Scorpio is expected to be powered by 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines; will get evolutionary exterior changes
Mahindra & Mahindra did send shockwaves recently when the prices of the five-seater XUV700 were announced and we do expect the seven-seater variant to carry an aggressive price range as well. The XUV700’s official bookings will commence in the coming weeks ahead of the likely deliveries around the festive season.
The XUV700 is the first on the list of a new series of SUVs the homegrown manufacturer has planned for the domestic market till 2026. Following the XUV700, Mahindra is widely reported to introduce the new generation Scorpio in the final quarter of this financial year (January to March 2022 period) and it will have a host of updates inside and out.
The forthcoming Scorpio will certainly help in consolidating the company’s premium SUV portfolio as it will rival a raft of mid-size SUVs in the highly competitive segment. The test mules of the second generation Scorpio do give away key details and the nameplate is one of the consistent sellers for Mahindra for nearly a couple of decades.
On the outside, it will be subjected to evolutionary design changes such as a new front grille with vertical chrome slats, sleeker LED projector headlights, all-new LED Daytime Running Lights, redesigned front bumper with wider air inlets, pronounced cuts and creases, newly designed alloy wheels, and a reworked rear end.
The signature tall pillars and large greenhouse of the Scorpio remain while the interior will get a number of revisions. The spy shots of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio indicate the presence of a revamped dashboard and centre console, new seats, premium surface finishes, a possibly new steering wheel with mounted controls and so on.
It will also likely have cruise control, keyless push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, vertical air conditioning vents, a new instrument cluster, multiple airbags, a large touchscreen infotainment system, etc. As for the performance, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel will be utilised with manual and AT options. We can expect a four-wheel-drive system to be offered in the high-end trims.