Mahindra has been highly teasing the new Scorpio in recent days. The unmasked images of the third-generation SUV have now leaked online. With the launch scheduled for June, the new snapshots provide a sneak peek of what’s to come.
The next-generation Scorpio appears tall and imposing, with large wheel arches and an extended wheelbase. The spotted SUV was finished in white and featured an older Mahindra logo. It should be noted that the series production will feature the new logo that debuted with the XUV700
The front fascia of the new Mahindra Scorpio is reminiscent of previous-generation models, having been inspired by them. The rear profile is fresh, with a Volvo-like LED light signature. The chunky cladding has been replaced with a sleek one that runs across the car and forms the majority of the rear bumper in a modern way.
The Scorpio’s interior has previously been spied on. Mahindra has gone with a traditional dashboard layout, with multiple buttons and knobs for climate control and the infotainment system. The interior will have a black and brown colour scheme with leather upholstery. It will be available in 6- and 7-seat configurations, with captain seats in the middle row for the former. The third row will only have bench seats; thankfully, there will be no sideways seats this time. The new Scorpio will have an 8-inch touchscreen, a semi-digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch screen, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, and multiple airbags as standard features.
In terms of engine specifications, the Mahindra Scorpio will be comparable to the XUV700. The 2.2-liter diesel and 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engines will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. With both engines, 4WD will be available.
The new Scorpio will be priced similarly to previous monocoque compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Skoda Kushaq. Prices are expected to start around Rs 10 lakh, with some variants competing with the XUV700.