New-Gen Mahindra Scorpio-N Revealed; India Launch On June 27
Mahindra today announced that its new Mahindra Scorpio SUV will be called Mahindra Scorpio-N to be launched in India on June 27. We had reported this earlier today, and now the Indian carmaker has confirmed the date for the price reveal. Moreover, the company has also shared images of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N revealing added information regarding the new SUV. Additionally, the current generation of Mahindra Scorpio will continue to retail under a new name, Mahindra Scorpio Classic. The new Mahindra Scorpio-N will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines, and a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, along with 4x4 capabilities.
Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “Scorpio has been a landmark model for Mahindra which has redefined the category and became an iconic brand in the Indian automobile industry. The All-New Scorpio-N is expected to recreate benchmarks in the SUV segment in India, yet again. With an unmissable design, thrilling performance and high-end technology, we continue to carry forward the Mahindra legacy of building authentic, tough yet sophisticated SUVs.”
Codenamed Z101, the new Mahindra Scorpio N is built on a new body-on-frame platform and will be equipped with modern features and the latest technology in addition to new design both externally, and internally. The exterior of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is quite bold based on the same boxy silhouette from before. In front, the new Mahindra Scorpio-N features a new grille, unlike the Mahindra XUV700, with six slats and the new Mahindra logo at the centre, below which is a honeycomb mesh for the air dams. The LED twin-pod projector headlights are a new addition to the Scorpio-N and so are the C-shaped LED fog lights. The hood gets strong lines accentuating its SUV stance. There's also a gentle dash of chrome at the front, as well as on the side of the door handles. The black cladding and the silver highlights add to the overall rugged appeal of the SUV, while the chrome accents on the beltline add a touch of premiumness. The new Mahindra Scorpio-N sits on a pair of 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is still under wraps, but the spy shots of the car reveal that the entire layout receives a major upgrade, and now comes with premium elements to enhance its appeal in the compact SUV segment. And so, expect the new Mahindra Scorpio to receive a large touchscreen infotainment system, a new instrument cluster with a coloured central MID, as well as wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a dual-zone auto climate control, auto-dimming IRVMs, power-adjustable driver's seats, 360-degree camera view, a large panoramic sunroof and the Adrenox Connected car tech among others. The latest images of the cabin also reveal that the middle row of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N would be individual bucket seats, with a front-facing third row and some additional equipment on board. Also, expect an electrical sunroof.
The heart of the new Mahindra Scorpio-N would be powered by the same powertrain options from the Mahindra XUV700, and so it would get the new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine and a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, diesel engine. Expect the company to offer a slightly lower state of tune with both engine options. The transmission on the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is expected to be paired with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options with the diesel and petrol, as well as a four-wheel-drive system, possibly with the top-spec variants.