The all-new Mahindra Scorpio is launching during summer this year. Today we came across these spy shots of a production-ready test mule. Take a look.
A mainstay in the Mahindraline-up for close to two decades now, the Scorpiowill be launched in an all-new avatar in 2021. It is reported to be named the ‘Sting’ or ‘ScorpioN’, quite fitting given the new model will have a more aggressive design, new features, more powerful engines, and larger dimensions. Mahindra has already registered quite a few variations of the new moniker such as ‘The Scorpio Sting’, ‘The Sting’, ‘Sting’, ‘ScorpioN‘ and ‘Scorpio Sting’. Ahead of its imminent launch, this is the first time a production-ready test mule of the 2021 Mahindra Scorpio has been spied.
The pictures are from Team-BHP, and we can see the new Mahindra Scorpio in a heavily camouflaged avatar. The new Scorpio’s design and features have been done with collaborative efforts from Mahindra’s development centres in Detroit, US and Chennai. The exterior of the new model gets updated headlamps, grille, new front and rear bumper, new alloy wheels, and taillights. The Scorpio Sting may get new body panels which not only update the overall design but also comply with the new pedestrian safety norms. Coming to the inside, the new Scorpio will come with features like an updated dashboard, premium upholstery, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, and a large touchscreen infotainment system. Also since it will be bigger than its predecessors, consumers can expect to get bigger interiors, further accentuated by a sunroof in the top variants.
The Mahindra Scorpio Sting would be offered with both petrol and diesel engines unlike the current model’s diesel the only choice. Both engines offered will be similar to the 2020 Mahindra Thar, a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel and a 2-litre turbo-petrol. The oil-burner makes 130 PS/320 Nm of peak power and torque figures while the petrol makes 150 PS/320 Nm of max power and torque. You get two transmission options for both the powertrains, A 6-speed manual, and a 6-speed automatic. Though it is possible that the engines can be offered in a different state of tune for the new Scorpio.
Also, it is important to note that the Mahindra Scorpio Sting will be sold alongside the current model, with the new one being priced higher. Depending on market trends, the Indian UV maker may decide to discontinue the current-gen Scorpio at a later date. The new Scorpio will be priced competitively against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and the Kia Seltos.