The next big launch from Mahindra after the XUV 700 is the next-gen Scorpio. The new-gen Scorpio is currently in its final testing stages and Mahindra has pushed its production due to the current semi-conductor chip shortage the automobile industry is facing. The SUV is expected to be launched in the first half of 2022, between June and April.
Design of the next-gen Scorpio
Just like all the other vehicles from Mahindra, the 2020 Scorpio will have a tall and dominant form with a massive grille. Other styling elements include a raked windscreen, side-opening tailgate, LED tail-lamps, roof rails, extended rear overhangs, and massive wheel arches with plastic protectors.
Engine and Transmisssion
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio will be based on a ladder-frame chassis used in Thar. It will get the 2.0l turbocharged mHawk diesel engine that produces 155bhp and 260Nm of torque. Also seen in the recently launched XUV 700.
It also comes with petrol variants shared from the new Thar and XUV 700. A 2.0l 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 150 bhp and 300Nm of torque. Same output as the Thar petrol variant engine.
The transmission choices provided by Mahindra in the 2022 Scorpio include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. A rear-wheel-drive setup will be provided as a standard option and the high-end model will receive an all-wheel-drive system.
Interior and Tech
The hints from spy images show that the 2022 Scorpio will be larger compared to the previous generation. This increase in dimension will enhance the interior cabin space. The standard models come with a third row of side bench seating while the top variants will provide an alternative of forward-facing seats. Similar to the XUV700, the new Scorpio could also offer a 5-seater interior layout.
The 2022 Scorpio comes with a brand new interior. The SUV will offer a premium and advanced cabin. Features such as an infotainment system of approximately 8 inches in size, vertically placed air vents, and a 360-degree camera placed under the center console. A 12V power socket, a USB charging port, a fast-charging unit, and a rotary dial on the central console, which will allow the driver to switch between different modes for off-road driving such as Rock, Snow, Mud and 4 High and 4 Low for the 4WD system.