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2021 Mahindra Scorpio SUV has massive road presence, will get 4×4 edge over Tata Safari

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Mahindra is gearing up to launch the new generation Scorpio which is expected to follow the much-awaited 2021 Mahindra XUV500. The new 2021 Mahindra Scorpio is expected to feature an all-new design on the exteriors as well as the interiors as well as the latest crop of powertrain options from the brand. 

Recently, a test mule of the 2021 Mahindra Scorpio has been spotted testing on public roads. Sources believe that the 2021 Mahindra Scorpio appears to be larger than the outgoing SUV in terms of its size. Though the model is fully camouflaged, key details such as the new body design, a slightly raked rear windscreen, shark-fin antenna, LED tail lamps, rear window wash wipe, roof-integrated spoiler and a sideways opening tailgate can clearly be seen. 

The test mule appears to be in the production-ready avatar and features redesigned features on its sides such as the wheels arches are more prominent than the predecessor. The spied mule is also said to be taller in appearance as well as appears to get a new lowered stance. 

The brand had also filed a patent for the new ‘ScorpioN’ moniker which could be a performance-oriented version of the standard Scorpio and is likely to come with the 4×4 option. The brand upcoming competitor, the Tata Safari SUV has been revealed with only a front-wheel-drive architecture giving the new Mahindra Scorpio an edge over the Safari. 

In the engine department, the new Mahindra Scorpio is expected to come with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine that made its debut on the crowd favourite Mahindra Thar as well as a 2.2-litre oil burner for diesel aficionados. The turbo-petrol motor is expected to make 150 Bhp of power and 300 Nm / 320 Nm of torque and the diesel engine is expected to come with a tune of 140 Bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. Both the engines are expected to be mated with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter type automatic gearbox. 

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