2021 Mahindra Scorpio spied again, refuses to shed Camo
Just one day after we reported it clear view of the interior of the next generation XUV500, A test mule of the Mahindra scorpion from 2021 was spotted again during road tests. As before, the next generation of the popular SUV continues to undergo road tests with a thick camouflage that hides most of the exterior highlights. Nevertheless, we can still see some details under this heavy masking layer.
The Next generation Mahindra Scorpio has to be one of the most anticipated new car launches this year. The new model that has been Road tests have been carried out for over a year, is likely a much more modern vehicle than the car it is supposed to replace. The exterior will likely retain some of the bold design elements of the current model, but the overall form factor and style elements should give the SUV a thoroughly modern look. So far, the spy images have revealed a characteristic multi-slat front grille, LED projector headlights, multi-spoke light-alloy wheels and a pronounced belt line.
Similar to previous pictures, the new pictures clearly show that the new model has rear disc brakes, which will be a first for the Scorpio. This is a welcome move, especially when you factor in the extra weight and performance. The top models will ride on 17-inch mag wheels fitted with rubber with a 245/65 profile. The basis for the Mahindra Scorpio 2021 will be a new platform made up of the ladder-frame architecture of the brand new thar. Even the engine options will be carried over from the Thar, which means the new SUV will be available with 2.0L turbo gasoline and 2.2L mHawk diesel engines. However, it is safe to expect Mahindra to retune the engines. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. After all, the advent of the new Scorpio could even mark the return of the AWD powertrain.
The 2021 Mahindra Scorpio is expected to go on sale later this year. Prices could start from INR 12 lakh (from the showroom), which will put it in the crosshairs of established C-SUVs like the one Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Even so, like the outgoing model, the new generation Scorpio will be a pretty unique proposition because of its 7-seater layout and ladder frame construction.
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