The new Mahindra Scorpio spied testing at high altitude. The Scorpio has been in the news numerous times recently and the latest pictures come from Ooty, a little hill station from Tamil Nadu.
Ooty is well-known for its climate as many tourists flock to this place during weekends and on holidays. However, for an auto enthusiast, Ooty is also well known for manufacturers testing vehicle prototypes as Ooty has a brilliant mix of altitude, windy roads, and not too many prying eyes.
However, one avid Wheel BHP reader, Vishruth, managed to spot the new Scorpio and snapped a few pictures. The pictures seen here are by far the clearest pictures of the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio, which will see cosmetic and mechanical changes when launched.
To begin with, the most notable change one would spot is the change in the overall silhouette of the Scorpio, which ditches its current looks for a more Cherokee-ish design. That said, not many details can be seen as the vehicle is heavily camouflaged.
Towards the rear, the new Scorpio spy pictures show that it borrows design inspiration form the XUV500, with its higher shoulder line. Also, the rear now gets a smaller window compared to the current-gen vehicle. In terms of mechanical changes, the new Scorpio will now get a down-sized, 2.0-litre engine that will comply with the new BS-VI norms.
Also, the new Scorpio will borrow a lot of details from the Marazzo, like the steering wheel, instrument cluster, control stalks, and more. The Scorpio also gets a circular dial between the driver and passenger seat, hinting at a drive mode selector.
The Scorpio has also been in recent news when a prototype was snapped going up in flames in Chennai. This is a one-off incident and no details have been revealed yet. Speaking about the launch, Mahindra is expected to launch the Scorpio in India next year and expect the new Scorpio to be priced higher than its current price range.
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