Mahindra Scorpio has been a legendary SUV due to its distinctive style and its road presence. Mahindra Scorpio hasn’t lost its charm since it was launched back in 2002. The upcoming Scorpio will be the fourth generation of the legendary SUV. To know more about the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio next generation, continue reading below.
The new generation Mahindra Scorpio will be based on all new platform. It will get a new fresh ladder frame chassis. The same underpinnings will be shared by the upcoming second generation Thar. However, it will continue to posses the signature styling elements of the Scorpio such as the character shoulder line across, wide front grille, thick rear bumper and vertically spaced taillights.
The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio is conceptualized and shaped from the Mahindra’s North American technical centre, so it will have some of the American SUV styling. However, it will be developed and engineered at the Mahindra Research Valley,Chennai so at the end it will be much of an Indian SUV. The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio will have more stable chassis and will be ready for the upcoming crash safety norms. It will at least score three star in the NCAP test.
The new generation Mahindra Scorpio will be equipped with the 2.0-litre BS-6 compliant diesel engine that will produce around 170 bhp max power and 400 Nm peak torque. The engine will be mated to the 6-speed manual and will have an option of automatic gearbox as well. The 2.0-litre engine will come with multiple states of tuning and will be seen on the second gen Thar and XUV 500. It is also expected that it will have different engine options for the lower variants which may include 1.2-litre petrol, seen on XUV 300 and Marazzo.
Features will be pretty upmarket and premium than ongoing Scorpio. The interior will more plush and subtle than the predecessor. It will posses modern features such as touch screen infotainment display, Hill descent control, ABS and EBD, multiple airbags option. The top variant will have option of sunroof, leather seats, climate control, and other premium features. The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio next generation will have front facing third row seating configuration as standard.
The pricing is expected to be somewhat similar to the on sale Mahindra Scorpio. For reference the current pricing of Mahindra Scorpio starts from Rs 10.23 lakhs(ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes up to Rs 16.9 lakhs(ex-showroom, Delhi). It will compete against the MG Hector Plus and upcoming Tata Gravitas.