Mahindra has revealed the images of its Z101 SUV, now named the new Scorpio N. Its official full reveal is scheduled on the 27th of June this year. Announcement of prices and pre-bookings can be expected to follow shortly after that.
New-gen Scorpio N images revealed officially
Sits on the ladder frame platform
Both Petrol and Diesel Variants can be expected
Exciting new features to be seen in the 2022 Scorpio N
New-Gen 2022 Scorpio N Images Revealed
The new-gen Scorpio was tested by the company for the last 2 years and is now being launched finally this year. Mahindra had previously announced its intention to unveil the Z101 as the successor to its widely successful Scorpio model. Although we had expected the unveiling to coincide with the brand’s 20th Anniversary on the 20th of June, the date has been pushed back a week to the 27th now.
Veejay Nakra, President of the Automotive Division of Mahindra said, “Scorpio has been a landmark model for Mahindra which has redefined the category and became an iconic brand in the Indian automobile industry. The All-New Scorpio-N is expected to recreate benchmarks in the SUV segment in India, yet again. With an unmissable design, thrilling performance and high-end technology, we continue to carry forward the Mahindra legacy of building authentic, tough yet sophisticated SUVs.”
The new Scorpio will occupy the place above the previous Scorpio model in Mahindra’s line-up and just below the popular XUV700. We are expecting multiple trims and variants from the new Scorpio N. So it will not be surprising to see one or two of the high-end variants overlap or top the mid-level variants of the XUV700.
Production of Scorpio N will be carried out from the company’s facility in Chakan, Pune. The design and engineering of this new model Scorpio is claimed by multiple teams from Mahindra including Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai, Mahindra Design Studio in Mumbai and Mahindra North American Technical Center (MNATC) in the USA.
The pictures reveal a new gorgeous looking SUV that is unmistakably a new design from the old Scorpio. A lot of leaked images have been circulating of the interiors of the Scorpio N that show plush premium layers and wider seats compared to its spiritual successor.
Rivals for the new Scorpio N:
Scorpio N is expected to rival the likes of Tata Harrier, MG Hector Plus, Hyundai Alcazar, and the XUV700.
Leaked Features from the Scorpio N:
The following is a list of features we are going to see with the new Scorpio N.
- Dual LED projector headlamps, Fog lamps and daytime running lights in high-end variants and Halogen lamps in the low-level variants.
- Dynamic turn indicators
- All-wheel drive that will give us a few off-road thrills
- Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Traction control
- All-wheel disc brakes
- 17- or 18-inch Alloy wheels
- 8- or 9-inch touch screen with Connected car tech
- Roof-mounted speakers
- 360 camera with parking sensors
As for the safety in the Scorpio N, we can expect at least a 4-star GNCAP crash rating as Mahindra has boasted that “The New Mahindra SUV Makes Even Crash Dummy Feel Safe” on its social media accounts. We can also expect 2 airbags as standard options.
Scorpio N is expected to be run by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine (130 hp) and a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine (150 hp). Transmission options expected to be offered include both the 6-speed manual and the 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Scorpio’s previous-gen is currently being sold between Rs 13.5 Lakh and Rs 18.62 Lakh (ex-showroom price). Meanwhile, the XUV700 is going at the ex-showroom price range of Rs 13 Lakh – Rs 25 Lakh.
Similarly, we can expect a price overlap between the 2022 Scorpio N and the XUV700 as well. We are guessing it to be priced somewhere around Rs 14 Lakh – Rs 22 Lakh (ex-showroom price).