Next-gen Mahindra Scorpio Launch Date / Expected Price /Engine Details / Exterior Design / Interior Design /Features / Safety Features / Competitors
The Scorpio is one of Mahindra’s bread and butter models and has been insanely popular with Indians. If you want to move a lot of people and do not want an MPV, the Mahindra Scorpio has been the obvious choice for long. Mahindra has been testing the next-gen Scorpio on Indian roads for quite some time now. It was expected that the new Scorpio would hit the roads this year itself but now we know that its arriving next year. So find out when exactly the Scorpio is coming and then some more about this popular SUV.
Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio Price
|Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio|
|Expected Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 12-18 lakhs|
Currently, the Mahindra Scorpio is priced from Rs 10.20 lakhs to Rs 16.83 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). With an all-new generation and more features and equipment and BS6 compliance, the prices will definitely go up. We are expecting price of the next-gen Scorpio to range between Rs 12-18 lakhs, ex-showroom.
New Mahindra Scorpio India Launch
|Launch Date||April-June 2021|
It was previously expected that the new Scorpio would hit the roads this year itself. However, Dr Pawan Goenka, CEO & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra recently confirmed that the next-gen Scorpio (internally known as Z101) will see a launch sometime in the second quarter of 2021. That means the new Scorpio will not be out before April-June, next year.
Next-gen Mahindra Scorpio Engine Specifications
|Engine||2.2L mHawk Diesel Engine||2.0L G20 Turbo-Petrol Engine|
|Torque||320 Nm||380 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
Under the hood, the new Scorpio is expected to continue with its current 2.2L mHawk diesel engine, albiet in BS6 guise. The power and torque outputs from the engine is also expected to remain identical. Mahindra also offers a base 2.5L diesel engine with 75bhp on the current Scorpio but that is likely to face the axe very soon.
The bigger new for the next-gen Scorpio is that it will receive a brand new 2.0L turbo-petrol engine. This is the first time the Scorpio will be powered by a petrol engine in its lifetime and it will be much more powerful than it has ever been. This new G20 petrol engine belongs to Mahindra’s mStallion family of engines that the company introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo. Both the engines will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra does not offer an automatic gearbox with the Scorpio. It remains to be seen of the new car gets it or not.
The new Mahindra Scorpio will be underpinned by a freshly updated ladder-frame chassis for the first time. This chassis will also be underpinning the next-gen Mahindra Thar as well. Additionally, the next-gen Scorpio will get new body panels and the design will sport the upright silhouette that has defined the SUV since it was first launched in 2002. We do not have the exact dimensions of the new car as of yet, but it will also be significantly larger than its predecessor.
From the spy images of the new Scorpio that we have seen as of yet, the SUV will feature strong character lines along its sides including a pronounced kink on the rear door pushing upwards along with the window line. We have seen this design feature on other newer Mahindra models like the XUV300 and it is also expected to be seen on the upcoming next-gen XUV500. We also expect to see vertically placed LED DRLs on the face of the SUV like the XUV300. At the rear, the SUV is expected to continue with side hinged doors and vertically placed tail-lamps.
On the inside, the next-gen Scorpio will have a fresh dashboard design which will be dominated by a large touchscreen infotainment system. In fact, the new Scorpio is expected to share a lot of its switchgear with the Marazzo, like the steering wheel, gear knob, control stalks and even the instrument cluster to keep costs in check. Like the XUV300, the next-gen model of the Scorpio could offer bits like dual-zone aircon and an electric sunroof. Also, unlike the current version, which gets side-facing third-row of seats, the next-gen model will have front-facing seats that will help the SUV pass off for a more premium model.
The interior and exterior design of the next-gen Scorpio has been conceptualised and shaped at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States, and has been engineered and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai.
- Power Steering
- Touchscreen infotianment system
- Automatic Climate Control
- Cruise Control
- Premium Sound System
- Powered front seats
- Keyless entry with push-button start
- Rear AC Vents
- Voice Control
- Maximum of six airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Rearview Camera
- Electronic Stability Control
- Side Impact Beams
- Front Impact Beams
The Mahindra Scorpio does not have a direct competitor to itself after the Tata Safari Storme was discontinued. However, at its price point, the Scorpio competes with the likes of the Renault Duster, the Hyundai Creta, other SUVs from Mahindra’s own stable like the XUV500 and the Bolero. The new Scorpio is still sometime away until it arrives next year and we can’t wait to see how it turns up.