One of the most anticipated upcoming SUVs in the country is the 2021 Mahindra Scorpio, which is slated for launch in 2021. There was a slight delay in the launch due to the combination of semi-conductor supply shortage and lockdown in India. However, there are always some new spy shots floating around when it is out for testing. This time around, we have found some spy images revealing the centre console of the Scorpio. The interiors are clearly visible and we can conclude a few things from the spy shots. Let us waste no more time and tell you what we know about the upcoming Scorpio so far.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio- Spy Shots
The interiors and design of the centre console are visible in the spy images quite clearly. It seems that the Scorpio will get a large Touchscreen Infotainment Display, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Upright Air-Con Vents, Multi-Purpose Steering Wheels with Control, Digital/Part-Digital Driver’s Instrument Cluster, Traditional Parking Brake Lever. We expect that the Infotainment System will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Connectivity, Connected Car Tech, Voice Commands, Sturdy Interiors, Spacious Cabin, Off-Roading Capabilities, Multiple Drive Modes and much more.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio- Expected Exteriors
The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio will be based on a new platform which will include a departure from the traditional design as well. There has been a glimpse of DLRs in the sand and we expect the Scorpio to come with features like alloy wheels, all-four disc brakes, typical slated front grille, overall tall silhouette, sideways opening rear door, side-step to facilitate easier ingress, projector headlamp unit, sporty bumper with skid plates and fog lamp unit on the edges of the bumper. We know that this will continue to be a body-on-frame SUV like the previous generation Scorpio and be based on the same platform as the Mahindra Thar. The Scorpio might be offered in 6, 7 or 8-seat configurations since it is catered to the semi-urban market particularly. The priority will be on enhancing and maximizing the practicality aspect of the vehicle.
2021 Mahindra Scorpio- Expected Engines, Transmissions, Prices and Rivals
The 2021 Mahindra Scorpio will share the engines with the Thar. That means it will likely get a 2.2-litre diesel engine making 132 hp and a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol (from the Mahindra’s own mStallion family), making a decent 152 hp. Like the Thar, the Scorpio will likely come with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission options for both engines. Not to mention, the 4×4 setup will also be available with some variants like before. This being a body-on-frame SUV, might not have any direct rivals but there will be rivals according to the price point. We expect the all-new Scorpio to range between Rs 13 lakh and Rs 18 lakh, ex-showroom making it compete against the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, upcoming Hyundai Alcazar and the likes. We hope that the issues with the semi-conductor shortage are resolved soon so that we can actually see the new Scorpio in flesh soon.
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