New Mahindra Scorpio-N: Here’s all about its design, specs, price, rivals | Automotive News

The Mahindra Scorpio needs no introduction. The local brand’s butch SUV has managed to carve out a place for itself. If you don’t live under a stone, you would know – the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N has been digitally unveiled and will be officially unveiled next month. The next-gen Scorpion avatar is designed from the ground up, and the innovations will set it apart from the outgoing model. Thanks to spy footage and recent reports, we know a thing or two about the upcoming 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N. So read on to find out what the new Scorpion will have to offer.

New Mahindra “Twin Peaks” Logo

Launched on the Mahindra XUV700, the Mahindra Twin Peaks logo now makes its presence felt on the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N. The SUV features a pronounced nose with a chrome 6-slat grille. The new logo takes center stage on the grille, and it looks neat.

Bolder styling and road presence

The upright position of the SUV is also unchanged in the new Scorpion-N version. The all-new model has a bold face with a high hood that is further accentuated by tight pleats. On the sides, the Scorpio-N is styled with a large DLO and the window line is trimmed with chrome surrounds. The wheels appear to be 18 inches in diameter. However, the brand has yet to reveal the size. The rear fascia also remains hidden, but Christmas-style taillights and a vertical trunk lid will blend well with the overall design.

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Overall, the new generation Mahindra Scorpio-N looks more contemporary than the outgoing model. In addition, the dimensions should be more robust than the outgoing model. For now, we can confirm that the new generation Scorpio-N will have a pronounced road presence.

List of new age features

Mahindra has upped the ante with the XUV700. Likewise, the Scorpio-N will come with an extremely long list of features. It is confirmed to come with a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, dynamic sweeping turn signals, large touchscreen infotainment display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic climate control, connected car, and more. In case Mahindra plans to go all out with the new model, expect the SUV to offer ADAS technology as well.

All-new body-on-frame architecture

Ladder construction remains the preferred choice for true blue SUV enthusiasts. The Scorpio carried on the legacy of old-school charm with a style that’s both modern and butch. In the next-gen Avatar, it takes a leap forward with an all-new ladder frame chassis, Mahindra claims. Therefore, it is safe to expect the new Scorpio-N to perform better in a crash test installation.

Mahindra Scorpion-N

Powerful engine options

Two engine options are likely to be offered on the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio-N. A 2.2L oil burner and a 2.0L turbo-petrol engine will be part of the package. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The option of a 4×4 transmission will also be on the cards. However, it may be limited to diesel-only variants.

Prices & Competitors

The Mahindra Scorpio-N has essentially no rivals yet. Nevertheless, potential buyers of models like the Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari will keep the Scorpio-N on their lists. Speaking of price, expect the entry-level petrol trim to start at around Rs 12 lakh, ex-showroom. The price of the high-end could go up to Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom.

Abdul J. Gaspar