Mahindra has been testing the new generation of the Scorpio for quite some years now. They will be launching the new-gen Scorpio finally this year. 2022 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Scorpio as it was first introduced back in 2002. Here, we have a rendering of the new-gen Scorpio.
The rendering is done based on the Mahindra Alturas G4 which is a much larger SUV. However, we already know that the new-gen Scorpio will also be larger than the current version. This means that there will more interior space for the occupants. This should also help in improving the practicality of the SUV.
In the picture, we can see that the artist has modified the stock Alturus G4’s headlamps to look like new-gen Scorpio’s. They are twin-projector setups just like we have seen on the test mules. The corner ones are turn indicators whereas the other ones are LED Daytime Running Lamps. There are also C-shaped LED DRLs around the fog lamps that we have also seen on the test mules.
Then there is the new grille. It still gets six vertical slats. The artist has also used the new Mahindra’s twin-peaks logo which debuted on the XUV700. It is important to note that this is just a rendering, the final product from Mahindra will look different from this rendering. Artist has used his imagination to make the rendering of the new-gen Scorpio.
The SUV comes with twin-pod headlamps in the front. They have LED projector units while the lower variants will be halogen units. Interestingly, the fog lamps were also LED units and they had a C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp surround. At the rear, there are vertical tail lamps that are an evolution of the current Scorpio and do look a bit Volvo-like. Mahindra has retained the overall boxy design of the Scorpio which is a good thing as it retains the butch road presence.
Mahindra is using regular door handles for the new-gen Scorpio. This has been done because the motorized door handles that we have seen on XUV700 would have increased the cost. Moreover, the rear tailgate still opens sideways and uses the same door handle. There are also online reports that suggest the Mahindra might offer the new-gen Scorpio with side-facing seats instead of front-facing ones.
On the sides, there are newly designed alloy wheels which are diamond-cut units and measure 17-inches. The tyre size is also new, they measure 245/65 and are from MRF Wanderer. The current Scorpio uses 235/65 tyres. There are side steps that make it easier for the occupants to get in or out. The test mules also come with roof rails. As of now, we do not know whether they are functional or not.
Mahindra will offer the new-gen Scorpio with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.