Posted by Sachit Bhat On 20-May-2022 11:42 PM
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The Indian auto giant Mahindra and Mahindra has finally unveiled the latest edition of its highly acclaimed SUV Scorpio, which has been in development for who knows how long. The Scorpio-N is the name given to the all-new SUV, which was code-named Z101 throughout development.
The all-new Scorpio-N is set to arrive on June 27, 2022, according to the local automaker. Mahindra also announced that the current-generation Scorpio will be sold alongside the new SUV, but under the new brand of 'Scorpio Classic.'
Along with the announcement, Mahindra published a slew of images of the Scorpio-N, which look precisely as we expected. The Scorpio-N maintains its hefty form and stance that has earned it a following throughout the years. The all-new SUV generation for 2022 features a highly contemporary look while maintaining the proportions of the previous model.
The Scorpio-N has a set of rectangular headlamps with two portions that contain the LED lights on the front end. It also has a larger front grille with chrome-accented fangs, however, there are only six instead of the normal seven. The revised front bumper has a more harmonious three-part design, with more intricate detailing via LED DRLs, thanks to a broad air dam and squarish fog light clusters.
Overall, the new Scorpio-N has grown in size, but it still manages to maintain its imposing stature. A prominent bend in the window line at the second row, according to the side profile, is a novel sight, and the side profile appears to be more sculpted. The 2022 model also gets a new set of machined alloy wheels with a turbine design. For some reason, the firm hasn't shared any images of the back, although it appears that the vertical taillamps will remain, but will be updated with LED lighting.
Mahindra has not released any interior images, but a recent spy video revealing practically every interior detail revealed that it will include an entirely new dashboard layout. It will include the same multi-function unit as the XUV700, but without the piano-black finishes. It will have a wireless charger and two USB ports up front, as well as a manual parking brake, two cupholders, dual-zone climate control, drive modes, Hill Descent Control, Traction Control, idle engine, start/stop system, push-button engine start/stop, rear parking sensors, LED cabin lights, sunglass holder, and other features. Backseat passengers will have rear air conditioning vents, blower controls, and a USB port.
In terms of powertrains, the new Mahindra Scorpio-N is expected to use the same engines as the XUV700, albeit with a significantly lower tune. There will be a 2.0-liter mStallion turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine. Meanwhile, a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission might handle transmission responsibilities. It will also have a four-wheel drive.
"Scorpio has been a historic model for Mahindra, which has reinvented the category and become an iconic brand in the Indian vehicle sector," said Veejay Nakra, President, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., in a statement. In India, the All-New Scorpio-N is intended to set new standards in the SUV segment."
"We continue to carry forth the Mahindra history of developing real, tough yet sophisticated SUVs with an unmissable design, exhilarating performance, and high-end technology," he continued. We keep our brand promise of 'Explore the Impossible' alive and well with the All-New Scorpio-N. "With the Scorpio-N, we are demonstrating our commitment to introducing world-class SUVs to the Indian market and providing our consumers with a pleasurable ownership experience."