Expected to launch around July this year, the next generation Mahindra Scorpio will share engines with the XUV700, albeit, in a different state of tune
The next generation Mahindra Scorpio will soon get a generation upgrade. Even though the car has been spotted testing numerous times by now, it’s only in recent times that we’re being able to see the finer details of the vehicle. In the latest update, some new spy media that has come up online has revealed the design of the alloy wheels of the new Scorpio. It looks like the upcoming SUV is about to get a really stylish pair of dual-tone alloy wheels. While the wheels on the test mule have been covered in black, they’re sure to have the much loved diamond cut finish.
The specifications of the new generation Mahindra Scorpio will be revealed only closer to the launch but it would be safe to assume that the new SUV will feature the same motors as the Thar, albeit, in different states of tune. The re-tuning of the engines will be required to match the characteristics of the SUV. However, it’s being said that the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that will be plonked under the hood of the vehicle will be belting out around 130hp while the 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine would output 140hp. Transmission options for both the SUVs will include a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic unit. Like the XUV700, the diesel engine variant could get an optional 4WD.
Until now, the Mahindra Scorpio has been widely accepted as a tough SUV that offers more ruggedness, grunt and space than similarly priced models. Also, while the first generation of the SUV was marred by various issues, the later models were fine-tuned to offer more in terms of overall refinement. The SUV was even sold in a 4×4 variant that was later pulled off the market due to a very low demand. Similarly, even the petrol engine variant of the first generation Scorpio was discontinued due to the low sale. In the next version, though, the carmaker plans to offer both the above options due to their improved demand in present times.
All the test mules we’ve seen so far have been covered with heavy camouflage but based on these sightings, many renderings have been created to give us an idea of what the new model could look like when it finally arrives. Also, it’s for sure that the new SUv will have bigger dimensions than the outgoing generation, which, coupled with the bold styling language, should help it with a higher street presence.