With the official launch now getting closer to reality, the brand new Mahindra Scorpio is now more than expected in terms of what it will look and position in the segment. Here’s a walk-around video of the new Mahindra Scorpio’s full camouflage unit, which is being tested, giving us a glimpse of what the new version of the SUV will look like inside and out.
The video, uploaded to the YouTube channel of “Team Autotrend Channel”, shows a completely new Mahindra Scorpio in disguise, some details of which are visible in part. The new Scorpio looks taller and taller than the current generation model.
Although most of its panels and parts are covered in camouflage, it is clear that the new Scorpio will come with a wide grille with tapered edges and vertical slats. It has block-shaped headlamps with low-beam projectors and separate housing for high-beam halogen lights.
The design of the front bumper is indicative of aggression, as it comes with a wide-looking air dam with bee inserts and a round rectangular housing for fog lamps. The bonnet looks well sculpted with curved sides and a raised hood in the middle.
Design takes DNA forward
Coming to the side profile, the new Mahindra Scorpio retains the raised roof above the rear fender, a design feature of current generation models. The side window panels and rearview mirrors look great and complement the SUV’s large position.
Unlike the XUV700, which comes with standard flash-type door handles, the new Scorpio features pull-back type door handles. The new Scorpio features 10-spoke alloy wheels and round wheel arches, with the potential inclusion of body molding on the wheel arches and under the door panels.
From the rear, the new Mahindra Scorpio TK looks taller than it is now with an almost vertical-looking boot lid with a smaller rear windscreen and slightly lower position license plate housing. Parts of the tail lamp assembly are also visible, indicating that the new Scorpio will come with vertical LED lamps like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6. This updated version also gets a roof-mounted spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp and a boot-mounted rear windscreen wiper.
The Mahindra Scorpio cabin is brand new
The video also shows glimpses of the new Scorpio cabin, which features dual-tone black and brown upholstery. It features a multi-functional flat-bottom steering wheel and a vertical mounted center console for the music console and music system with a touchscreen at the top, and automatic climate control in the lower half. The touchscreen is attached to the center console by a vertical AC vent. The cabin also gets a pillar-mounted grab rail for both the driver and co-driver at the front.
Hopefully the new Mahindra Scorpio will come with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission with 2.0-liter turbo-petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engine options during launch.