2022 Mahindra Scorpio Set To Launch Soon
The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio is nearing the end of its testing phase, and the company has already begun planning marketing activities for its launch. A picture leaked on the internet has partially revealed the final design of the Mahindra Scorpio 2022. The photograph appears to have been taken during a commercial shoot for the new Scorpio.
The new image confirms the final design cues for the upcoming Scorpio, which have been seen in the past thanks to a barrage of spy photos that have been floating around the internet for more than a year.
For the first time, the Scorpio receives an entirely new design, making this a full model change rather than a minor update. It retains the traditional upright styling cues while looking more butch than the outgoing SUV. The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio gets sharp-looking headlamps with subtle chrome treatment upfront. Higher trims will have an LED projector setup, while lower trims will have Halogens.
The new multi-slat Mahindra grille is smaller than the XUV700’s and features chrome accents to give it a more premium appearance. It has a tall bumper with C-shaped surrounds for its fog lamp housings, which also serve as LED daytime running lights. In higher variants, the fog lamps are expected to be LED units as well. While the SUV’s boxy and upright silhouette may be familiar, all body panels, according to our sources, are completely new. In fact, the new SUV is noticeably larger than the previous model. Spy shots show a butch and muscular stance, strong character lines, a kink in the window line, a side-hinged rear door, and vertical taillights.
The new Scorpio’s interior is also expected to be much more premium, with better ergonomics for all passengers. As previously reported, it will have forward-facing seats in all rows.
The dashboard layout of the new Scorpio appears to be similar to that of the now-discontinued Toyota Land Cruiser LC 200, according to spy photos. A large infotainment touchscreen takes center stage, flanked on both sides by AC vents, and controls for the infotainment and HVAC systems are located below it. The USB ports and power outlet are located further down in the center console, just ahead of the gear lever. The new Scorpio will have a digital instrument cluster (in some variants) and rear AC vents with separate blower controls.
Mahindra has based the new Scorpio on an updated ladder frame chassis, which is also found on the new Thar. They are also expected to share powertrains, with the new Scorpio offering 2.0-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engines. On both engines, Mahindra is expected to offer both manual and automatic gearboxes, with four-wheel drive likely reserved for the top-spec variants.
With marketing and commercial shoots already underway, Mahindra is expected to begin teasing the new Scorpio in the coming months. Meanwhile, its market launch is scheduled for mid-2022.