The puny 17-inch alloy wheels of the Mahindra Scorpio are not big enough to fill its gigantic wheel wells but bigger 22-inch units surely can. Here are 5 such cars, proving us right. Check out now.
Mahindra Scorpio is a body-on-frame SUV that has been on sale in India since 2002. In comparison to the 2002 model, the outgoing Scorpio is leap years ahead in terms of its design. It features a boxy silhouette and uses straight lines and sharp creases to look rather muscular. Apart from the creases and sheet metal’s form, the wheels that a car sits on are also an important part of its design. The Scorpio comes with a set of boring silver-finished 17-inch alloy wheels from the factory. They don’t look great from in any way, but the aftermarket route is always there to watch the Scorpio’s back. And, Scorpio owners are leaving no void vacant to give this SUV the bling it requires by fitting in bigger alloy wheels. Here are 5 such examples of Scorpio, which are riding on enormous 22-inch alloy wheels and we have named them interestingly.
1. 14-Spoke Impeller
The first Mahindra Scorpio on our list gets a set of diamond-cut 14-spoke wheels from Plati Alloys. With a two-tone grey finish, they have a sparkling effect and give the Scorpio a beefed-up stance. Since the car wears black paint; the grey finish does the job of breaking the visual bulk. These rims are shod with 285 section Accelera tyres with a low profile of an aspect ratio – 40. They have been sourced from Monga Tyres, Ludhiana, Punjab.
2. Hypercar Affair
This black Mahindra Scorpio has the funkiest 22-inch alloy wheels in this list. These set of wheels come from Creative Wheels and Tyres, Amritsar. Also, these are the sportiest one on this list. These 15-spoke units feature a concave effect and a web-type design. Such designs are mostly seen on high-performance cars, but they don’t look out of place on this Scorpio. These rims are wrapped in 285/40 section tyres from Accelera but get aftermarket Pirelli P Zero tyre stickers. Also, the brake callipers on this Scorpio are painted in red, and that does look cool.
3. American Tradition
The tradition of 5-spoke alloys seems to be dying anytime soon. And, this Scorpio also sits on a set of 5-spoke 22-inch alloy wheels. These are shod with 285/45 section low profile tyres as well. These wheels come from Plati Alloy Wheels, which is an Indian brand. While other designs were good at filing the wheel well of the Scorpio, these look out of place. But with big voids between the spokes, the red-painted callipers and the brakes drums are easily visible on this car.
4. 10-Spoke Chakra
Enough of 5-spoke and multi-spoke affair it seems, as this Scorpio gets a set of 10-spoke units. These wheels feature dual-tone finish with the black paint scheme and chrome effect in place. The spokes are sharply designed and accentuate the overall presence of the car. On a white Mahindra Scorpio, these units add the much-needed visual drama. They too come from Plati Alloys, and get hub caps, which follow the theme of the alloy wheels.
5. Multi-spoke Elegance
While the black-painted wheels might suit a white-coloured Scorpio, it is the other way around for a black car. This black-coloured Scorpio gets itself a set of 10-spoke units, which are super-subtle in design. Finished in hyper-silver, they add the tonal contrast to the car. With the concave effect, they also match up with the width of the Scorpio.
However, it should be noted that oversize rims come at a cost. No, we are not talking about their monetary proposition, but the ride comfort. With such big wheels and low-profile tyres, the car loses out on ride comfort it offers with the stock setup. Also, in road conditions like ours, there’s always a possibility of encountering potholes even at highways. At high-speeds, the wheels tend to crack if they hit a pothole or some other undulation. Since the smaller sidewall of low-profile tyres fails to offer much support to the wheels, thus the effect of the bump is transferred to rim directly.