New Mahindra Scorpio (Z101) leaked before global debut

    New Mahindra SUV (Z101) may get a different marketing name upon launch; fresh images show final exterior design.

    Published On May 14, 2022 02:15:00 PM


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    Just a few days after Mahindra released a teaser video of the new-gen Scorpio, images of the SUV have surfaced online, revealing the full design. As reported earlier, the global debut of the new Scorpio could take place in the coming weeks, followed by its price reveal and market launch. With the new Scorpio, Mahindra is aiming to become more upmarket by mainly targeting rival SUVs like the Tata Safari and MG Hector.

    • New-gen Scorpio gets a bold and upright appearance
    • To be sold with multiple petrol and diesel options
    • Will be available alongside the current-gen SUV

    New Mahindra Scorpio: what do the pictures reveal?

    The teaser video that Mahindra released a few days back did give us a hint of what to expect from the new-gen Scorpio. However, pictures of what appears to be a higher-spec variant of the new Scorpio have surfaced online, giving us a complete idea of how the new SUV looks.

    As can be seen from the images, the design of the new SUV is unmistakably Scorpio – which is to say that it retains the square-ish profile of the previous generations. Up front, the SUV features an upright nose, a tall grille with six chrome slats, and a thick chrome strip running atop the grille and merging neatly into the headlamps. While the model seen here wears the old Mahindra badge, the teaser confirms that the next-gen Scorpio will get the new 'Twin Peaks' Mahindra logo, as seen on the XUV700. 

    The stylish headlamps feature two light units with some chrome inserts. Below, the new Scorpio gets an elevated bumper with three separate enclosures, an air dam with honeycomb-patterned grille and a faux aluminium side plate. The front bumper also has C-shaped housings for the fog lamps, but the model in the picture looks like it is yet to be fitted with them. As is visible in the teaser video, the fog lamps are surrounded by C-shaped LED daytime running lamps.

    From the side, the new Scorpio features a single character line with a pronounced kink in the rear – a design detail also seen on the XUV700as well as the XUV300 compact SUV.

    It also gets a large glasshouse with chrome outline, though the chrome treatment could only be reserved for higher variants. The new Scorpio gets prominent black cladding on the wheel arches and door sills, enhancing its butch look. Its wing mirrors are large too, but they don’t seem to have a provision for a 360-degree camera.

    At the rear, the new Scorpio gets vertically mounted tail-lamps and a side-opening tailgate. There are prominent creases on the tailgate, which prevent the rear from looking too plain. The low rear bumper is clad entirely in plastic, with some cladding also present on the lower part of the tailgate. Do note that the reverse lamps and rear reflectors are placed on the bumpers, with a wrap-around chrome strip.

    New Mahindra Scorpio: expected powertrain options

    As we've reported earlier, the new Scorpio will come with both, petrol and diesel engine options. While the engines will be shared with the XUV700, their power outputs are likely to be slightly lower. The diesel version is likely to come in two output options. A 6-speed manual will be standard, while a 6-speed torque converter automatic will be available for both petrol and diesel. Also, a 4X4 option will be offered on some variants of the new Scorpio.

    New Mahindra Scorpio: global debut, launch

    Mahindra is likely to debut the new Scorpio in the coming weeks, followed by a price announcement. Expect more details of the new SUV to come in the coming days. The carmaker aims to go more premium with the new Scorpio, and it could be positioned close to the XUV700. The new Scorpio will be sold alongside the current-gen model, which is also due for a minor facelift.

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    Also see:

    Mahindra 3.0: How the Indian SUV brand is reinventing itself again

    Mahindra Cars

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