The new model of Mahindra Scorpio has been in discussion for a long time. New-generation Scorpio has been seen many times during testing in the country. There will be major changes in the look of the new Scorpio compared to the current model. It will also have a new interior and new engine options. It was expected that Mahindra would present it at the Auto Expo held in February this year, but it has not happened. For the new Scorpio, we still have to wait till next year.
The new-generation Scorpio is codenamed Z101. Reports say that the new Mahindra Scorpio will be launched in the second quarter of 2021 (between April-June). Prior to this, Mahindra will launch two other new SUVs, including the New-Generation Thar and the New-Generation XUV500. The new Thar is scheduled to be launched in October this year and the new XUV500 in the first quarter of next year.
The new-generation Scorpio will get a new 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which generates around 160bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. This engine will also be given in the new Thar and new XUV500. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be available with this engine. The petrol model of the SUV will get a new 2.0-liter mStallion turbocharged petrol engine, which generates 190bhp power and 380Nm torque. There will be 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox options with this engine.
The new Mahindra Scorpio will be based on the modified version of the body-on-ladder frame (ZEN3 platform). This platform will also be used in New Thar. Leaked pictures during testing have revealed that the new Scorpio will be longer in length and width than the current model. It will get front-facing seats in the third line.
More Premium Features
The new-generation Scorpio will be equipped with more premium features than the current model. It is expected to get features such as new touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera, electric sunroof, leather seats and head-up display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.