Mahindra has created a lot of buzz around its upcoming updated Scorpio NSUV by calling it the ‘Big Daddy of SUVs’.
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N SUV is about to make its grand entry into the market on 27 June 2022 (next month). The subsequent launch might take place around August which is when the prices will be revealed too. Incidentally, or perhaps intentionally, the launch will also make its 20 years in our market. According to the spy shots and official teaser by Mahindra, we have a fair bit of idea of what we could expect from the new avatar of the Scorpio SUV.
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2022 Mahindra Scorpio N SUV – Exterior
As per the official images and videos uploaded by Mahindra, the front end of the SUV will feature the trademark vertically slated grille with a chrome finish as seen on the other Mahindra SUVs, an upright bonnet, LED headlamps, sporty bumper to give it a masculine appearance. There will be elegant C-shaped LED DRLs on the bumper around the fog lamp housing. The side profile will reveal the sheer length of this SUV which might be at par with the XUV700. In a previous spotting, it was seen parked alongside a Ford Endeavour and there was not much difference. It will be interesting to see what Mahindra decides to do with the tail section of the SUV.
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The interior layout and cabin is yet to be revealed but it is sure to make the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N have its own identity. However, it might be something like the last-gen XUV500 that was on sale prior to the XUV700. The centre console will have an integrated touchscreen display for the infotainment system, a part-digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, and brown and black upholstery with gloss black inserts to highlight the cabin. We expect the Scorpio to have the latest connectivity features and operating system befitting a modern-day vehicle.
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2022 Mahindra Scorpio N Safety Rating
A per a teaser on the official Instagram account of Mahindra, the Mahindra Scorpio N is likely to bag a full 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. The image posted by the social media account came with a caption that read: “The New Mahindra SUV Makes Even Crash Dummy Feel Safe” is a clear hint at the full 5-star score at Global NCAP crash tests. The current Scorpio had a dismal 0 star rating at the NCAP tests but the homegrown carmaker has ensured a high safety rating for its recent vehicles. And now it looks like even the new Scorpio will benefit from the same.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio Price and Bookings
As per our sources, the sales training of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio is yet to start. It will most likely commence in the first week of the next month. Currently, even the booking for the new model is not underway, though some dealerships are said to be booking the new model unofficially. Officially, though, the bookings will open in the second week of June. The ‘N’ in the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N here stands for ‘New Generation’ but it’s important to mention here that the current version won’t be replaced by the new model. Instead, the new-gen Scorpio will be sold in a higher segment, which is something that has already been confirmed in an official video that clearly mentions the new model being developed for the D-segment.
What this means is that the new Scorpio will be slotted between the current version and the XUV500 when it comes to the price positioning. Currently, the Scorpio retails in a price range of Rs 13.30 lakh to Rs 18.19 lakh. On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV700 is available in a price bracket of Rs 13.18 lakh to Rs 24.58 lakh. From this, it’s clear that there will be a definite price overlap between the XUV700 and the new Scorpio. The design of the new SUV was leaked recently. By now, it’s clear that the new version will be a size bigger than the current model. The front-end carries a bold look and the side-profile is slightly reminiscent of the Mahindra XUV500. The rear, however, will be a hit or miss among the audience due to the uncanny similarity with the WagonR due to the Volvo-inspired X-mas taillamps.
the Scorpio is expected to come powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that might be tuned to produce 130 hp and a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine that produces 150 hp. These engines are similar to the ones powering the new Thar. The transmission duties would be carried by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The current prices of the Scorpio range between Rs 13.54 lakh and Rs 18.62 lakh, ex-showroom. The new version will most likely feature a slight premium over these prices.