Mahindra is coming up with the all-new Mahindra Scorpio-N and we tell you all about it.
The Scorpio is in its twentieth year of production this year as it had debuted in 2002, rivalling the Tata Safari. This is indeed a fanboy moment for the SUV enthusiasts, who have grown up watching the classic advertisements of the Scorpio.
Mahindra still masters the art of introducing its new products, as the brand recently revealed the upcoming generation of the Scorpio-N, with their campaign – Big Daddy of SUVs.
So let’s quickly go through all the information about the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio-N, that you might be wondering about.
First and foremost, the upcoming generation will be named – Scorpio-N, as the brand is not pulling the plug on the ongoing generation of the Scorpio.
The current generation will now be sold under the name – Scorpio Classic.
So, the new generation sits between the Scorpio Classic and the XUV 700.
With that confusion cleared, let’s move on to the refreshed design of the new Scorpio-N. It still gets the ladder on frame chassis architecture, to qualify for its valid SUV credentials. The exterior design has evolved while maintaining its familiarity with the older generations. It definitely looks like the ‘ big daddy of the SUVs’ thanks to its proportions, but this daddy is now much more sophisticated in its looks and designs as compared to the previous generations.
The older generation was brute and intimidating with its flat and boxy design. The Scorpio-N however, has adapted the design of curves and futuristic design language. The front is completely redesigned with new bumpers, a new Mahindra logo on the grille, LED DRLs around the fog lamps and the bold-striking projector headlamps.
The side profile exhibits strong inspiration from the XUV 700 in terms of curved arches and the protruding rear fender. What’s new here, are the upsized 18” alloy wheels and roof rails with a satin grey finish, which overall enhances the premium design and finish of the SUV.
Mahindra & Mahindra has not yet revealed any information about the technological advancements the new Scorpio-N will receive. However, a few leaked spy shots of the interior suggest that it is expected to be offered with a digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system and the switches around the dashboard will be borrowed from the Thar & the XUV 700.
The Scorpio-N will be offered with both diesel and petrol powertrains. As seen earlier on the Thar, the 2.0L M-Stallion petrol engine is expected to be the most powerful among the offerings, with a power output of 150 HP. The 2.2L M-Hawk diesel engine is however expected to be offered in two different tunes of power output. The same engine produces 130 HP in the Thar, so we expect it to receive an increment of 10 HP in the tune, considering the added weight of the vehicle.
These engines will be paired to either a 6-Speed Manual or a 6-Speed Torque Converter Automatic transmission. Both the gearboxes are already in use in the Thar and they perform flawlessly, without a glitch. The Scorpio-N will also be offered with an optional 4-Wheel Drive variant.
The Scorpio-N will be launched next month by June 27th. Stay tuned for further updates on the big daddy of the SUVs – The Mahindra Scorpio-N.
- Mahindra Scorpio-N
- Old Scorpio to be named ‘The Scorpio Classic’
- Ladder On Frame Chassis
- New Bumpers
- New Projector Headlamps
- 18” Alloy Wheels
- Satin Grey Roof Rails
- Will be offered with both Diesel & Petrol Powertrain
- 6-Speed Manual/ Torque Converter Automatic
- Will be offered with 4-Wheel Drive variant