Being promoted as the ‘The Big Daddy’, the new generation Mahindra Scorpio has an uncanny resemblance with the latest Maruti WagonR
Launched in early 2019, the latest-gen Maruti WagonR debuted with the ‘Big New WagonR’ tagline. Fast forward to May 2022 and the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio looks all set to debut with ‘The Big Daddy’ tagline. Well, the similarities don’t end here. In fact, one is sure to be reminded of the budget hatchback everytime he sees the posterior of the new SUV; well, at least that’s what the purportedly leaked images that surfaced online today suggest. Don’t believe any of this? Have a look for yourself –
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New Mahindra Scorpio Design
As seen above, the rear-end of the new Mahindra Scorpio is sure to remind you of the latest Maruti WagonR. Much of this is due to the similar form factor of the taillamps. Frankly, there’s no other similarity but given the highly similar design of the tail lights, the two modes are sure to look a lot like each other when seen from the rear. Similarities between designs and styling elements of various models isn’t uncommon. In fact, the latest WagonR’s lighting arrangement itself looks like a low-cost knock-off of the latest crop of Volvo SUVs. But as irony would have it, the tallboy from Maruti is many times more popular than premium Swedish SUVs, which means one would tend to associate the rear-end of the new Mahindra SUV with the Maruti Suzuki offering rather than, say, an XC60.
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Leaked through a set of images earlier today, the new Mahindra Scorpio looks all set to replace the current generation of the popular SUV. By now, what’s clear is that the new model will be a size bigger than the vehicle it’s about to replace, which means one can expect the dimensions to be close to those of the Tata Harrier. 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.
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Official specifications of the new SUV will be announced closer to the launch, but in all probability, the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio will be available with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that would be offered in two states of tune. The lower tune will have 130hp on disposal along with a 2WD format. The more powerful version is expected to offer up to 150PS. Also, the SUV will be sold with a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine with a maximum power of 150 hp. Transmission options for both the engine variants are expected to include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit. The new SUV is expected to debut on 20 June 2022.