Check out this digital illustration of what the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio might look like.
The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio is slated for launch in India soon. We’ve seen plenty of spy pictures and videos online of the new car being tested on the roads, covered in camouflage. Eagle-eyed observers can gather a lot of design details from the spy shots, and some can even recreate a digital version of what the new car can be like. Here, we have one such attempt at unravelling the mystery of the new Scorpio.
The digital rendering we see here has been created by Vipin Vathoopan, the digital illustrator at Cartoq. According to his observations and imagination, the new Scorpio will resemble the XUV500 in silhouette, and might possibly be larger in dimensions as well. In the rendering, we see the new front fascia, with big, bulbous headlamps, along with a new grille with vertical chrome slats and the Mahindra logo in the middle. There’s a two-piece air dam and also a skid plate underneath. The front bumper has undergone a complete redesign and gets air vents under the foglamps.
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At the side, we get blacked-out pillars (all of them), and new alloy wheels. The shoulder line of the new Scorpio isn’t straight like the current model, but gets a kink above the rear wheel arch, somewhat similar to the XUV500. The rear of the car isn’t visible here, but we do see wrap-around taillights, instead of the D-pillar mounted units we get in the current generation.
There has been a lot of speculation about the mechanicals of the car, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Our guess would be that the new Scorpio will be available with both a petrol as well as a diesel engine. The former might be a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol ‘mStallion’ unit, which can produce 165 PS and 280 Nm of peak power and maximum torque, respectively. The diesel engine will probably be the 2.2-litre ‘mHawk’ motor, which can generate 155 PS and 360 Nm. A 6-speed manual will be offered as standard, while a 6-speed torque converter will probably be available as an option on higher trims. The same engine options might also appear on the upcoming next-generation Mahindra Thar.