New Mahindra Scorpio has everyone excited and the production-spec version was recently spied sans camouflage
The new Mahindra Scorpio has been finally been revealed through a set of spy images which show the exterior of the upcoming SUV in full glory. The Scorpio is a veteran SUV from the Indian carmaker that plays a crucial role in the lives of many. People have gotten accustomed to using it as a utilitarian, rugged SUV, people carrier and off-roading companion over the years of its existence. In its new iteration, Mahindra aims to modernise it and give it a substantial overhaul from the outside and inside.
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New Mahindra Scorpio Release Date
The images seen here have been uploaded by scorpio_2022_official on Instagram. The SUV is seen sans camouflage and from the looks of it, it’s definitely a lot bigger than the outgoing model. The front-end is totally in line with the various renderings seen so far, while the rear-end will remind you of the Maruti XL6 owing to the Volvo-like taillamps. However, in the side profile, it has traces of the now defunct Mahindra XUV500. Also, it’s being said that with the launch just around the corner, Mahindra is completing the final documentation before the launch. Spy images of the new SUV were first seen more than a couple of years ago.
The new Mahindra Scorpio has been subjected to intensive testing in extreme weather conditions and on harsh terrains of Ladakh. There have been a ton of videos indicating that this version of the Scorpio will be as capable as any of the previous-gen models, if not more. Also, we have heard from some of our sources that the new model would make its debut on June 27 but would have its market launch only on this year’s Independence Day.
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While the official specifications of the new Mahindra Scorpio will be revealed closer to the launch, 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 13.18 lakh and Rs 18.21 lakh, ex-showroom. The new version will most likely feature a slight premium over these prices.
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Just like everyone else, we are excited about the launch of the new Mahindra Scorpio. The modern avatar of this age-old SUV is long overdue and as far as we are concerned, the new Scorpio will live up to its stature. The Instagram post also claims that the price of the base variant will be around that of the MPV segment. Let us know your thoughts about the alleged 8 variants to be offered on the production-ready Mahindra Scorpio.