27 Dec 2020: Mahindra to launch next-generation Scorpio SUV in mid-2021: Details here
Mahindra & Mahindra is likely to launch its next-generation Scorpio SUV in India around mid-2021, following the debut of the XUV500 (facelift).
As for the highlights, the upcoming car will have a sporty look and shall get an upmarket cabin with a host of features. Its engine and gearbox choices will be shared with the new Thar.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2021 Mahindra Scorpio: At a glance
The 2021 Scorpio will be built on the same ladder-frame chassis as the Thar and shall feature a vertical slat grille, a muscular bonnet, and a wide air vent.
There will be rounded projector headlights and vertically-placed taillamps, for lighting.
The SUV will be flanked by B-pillars, ORVMs, and steel/alloy wheels. It should have a wheelbase of 2,680mm and a ground clearance of 180mm.
Fact: Power and performance
The 2021 Scorpio should be offered with two BS6-compliant engine choices: a 2.2-liter diesel mill that makes 132hp and 300Nm and a 2.0-liter petrol motor that generates 152hp and 300Nm(MT)/320Nm(AT). Transmission duties will be handled by a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
As per an earlier report, the 2021 Scorpio will get a refreshed dark brown and black 7-seater cabin with a sunroof, a bench seat in the second row, and a power steering wheel.
Multiple airbags, crash sensors, and a rear-view camera will be there to ensure passengers' safety.
Also, the car will pack a touchscreen infotainment panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The next-generation Mahindra Scorpio SUV will make its way to the Indian showrooms around April-June 2021. As for the pocket-pinch, it should carry a premium over the current-generation model which starts at Rs. 12.42 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
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