The Mahindra Scorpio is a great buy if you're looking for a rugged and practical SUV under Rs 20 lakh. Been in the market for close to two decades, it has become a common sight.
The Mahindra Scorpio has been a mainstay in the Indian auto giant’s lineup for close to two decades now, and it is one of the automaker’s most successful products. Its rugged design and decent off-road capability make it a popular buy even though competitors in its price range have grown rapidly over the last few years. The Scorpio also hrives in the Indian aftermarket modifying scene, with many owners getting some sort of tweaks done to their SUVs. We came across this top-of-the-line S11 variant Scorpio which has been fitted with huge aftermarket alloys.
The pictures have been uploaded by velocity_tyres on Instagram, in which we can see this brand-new Mahindra Scorpio getting a new set of aftermarket rims. Though it hasn’t been specified, this Scorpio looks to be the top of the line S11 trim, which comes with 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. But the owner of the SUV decided that they weren’t big enough, which is why now it is shod with a set of silver-finished 5-spoke 22-inch rims wrapped in low profile rubber. This has given the Scorpio an increased ride height without any modifications, though the low profile rubber won’t find much traction when it goes off-roading. Other than the rims, the rest of the vehicle has been kept largely stock except for the addition of underbody lighting to highlight the new alloys. Overall, the new wheels certainly give the vehicle a taller stance, making it easily stand out in a crowd.
Mahindra is reportedly planning to launch the next-generation Scorpio during the second quarter of this year. It may be named the ‘Sting’ or ‘ScorpioN’, and the new model will sell alongside the current model, at least at first, and will be priced higher. The new-generation version of the Scorpio 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’.
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.