A test mule of the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Scorpio was recently spotted on test in the higher altitude of Himachal Pradesh. Read here for the complete report.
Mahindra Scorpio is currently the only SUV in its segment that has managed to survive the impact of new emission standards and safety norms. Its direct rival – Tata Safari Storme, it was discontinued in the year 2019 itself. The ongoing model of the Scorpio is also heading towards the end of its lifecycle, as Mahindra will be launching the new-gen Scorpio by the end of this year. A test mule of the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Scorpio was recently spotted in the high altitude terrains of Himachal Pradesh. The new-gen Scorpio was spotted in its near-production avatar.
The test mule featured production-spec sheet metal panels. In the images, the front fascia of the test mule features production-spec bonnet, bumper, grille, and fenders. However, the headlamps units are still far away from their production guise. On the sides, however, most design elements are in their final shape except for the alloy wheels. Moving towards the rear, there’s hardly anything visible to talk about. With heavy camouflage in place, it is tough to figure out any details at the rear facet. Overall, the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio is expected to come with a modern appeal and futuristic styling.
On the inside too, it will boast of an upmarket appeal. The new-gen Scorpio will feature a brown-black dual-tone theme for the interior. Moreover, it will come with forward-facing third-row seats. Also, it will come with a bigger touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other features will include power-adjustable front seats, electronic sunroof, keyless entry & go, automatic climate control, multiple airbags, heads-up display and more.
Powertrain duties on the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be performed by a 2.0L mStallion turbo-petrol motor and a 2.2L mHawk turbocharged diesel engine. The turbo-petrol motor is capable of putting out 190 Hp and 380 Nm. The turbo-diesel mill will sputter out rated power and torque outputs of 140 Hp and 320 Nm, respectively. The transmission option on the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio will include a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. Once launched, it will rival the new Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and more.