Mahindra recently registered trademark for Mahindra Scorpio String which is expected to be the name of the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Scorpion.
Mahindra & Mahindra launched the Scorpio back in 2012. Even though the Scorpio is able to attract a considerable following in the market, Mahindra has yet given this SUV a major generation update ever since its debut. It has been eight years since the Mahindra Scorpio came to life, and it is the time for Mahindra to give the Scorpio a comprehensive upgrade.
Mahindra Scorpio String is likely to be the name of the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio
Various spy shots of the new Mahindra Scorpio have emerged online, suggesting at an imminent launch. In the latest development, it is revealed that Mahindra has applied to register a trademark for the "Scorpio Sting" nameplate. It is likely that Mahindra will name the new Scorpio after the newly registered trademark. The new Scorpio is likely to hit the market in early 2021.
Other details of the new Scorpio are not yet revealed. However, considering how the SUV market has changed in recent years, we can expect to see Mahindra add various new features to the upcoming Scorpio. With regards to the exterior styling, Mahindra Scorpio is expected to get substantial updates to make it look modern and appealing. As for the powertrain, Mahindra Scorpio is likely to come with two choices of engines, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. Both manual and automatic gearbox will be available.
Earlier this year, before the BSVI emission norms kick in, Mahindra has launched the BSVI-compliant Mahindra Scorpio at the starting price of Rs 11.98 lakh. Along with the arrival of the BSVI version, Mahindra has discontinued three variants, S3, S7 and S11 AWD. It is now available in four variants only, S5, S7, S9 and S11.
The outgoing Mahindra Scorpio gets a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that makes a top power output of 140 HP and a peak torque of 320 Nm. While the base S5 is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, the higher variants go with 6-speed manual gearbox. In terms of features, the BSVI Mahindra Scorpio comes with automatic headlights with LED DRLs, rear parking camera, cruise control, and automatic climate control. The existing Scorpio is equipped with dual front airbags, speed alert, ABS, front seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors. Mahindra Scorpio is offered in three versions, 7-, 8- and 9-seating configurations.