Mahindra is on a roll with their new products. Be it the all-new Thar or the XUV700 or the upcoming Scorpio. While both Thar and XUV700 are quite successful as they see a waiting period of 12 months for some of the variants, the all-new 2022 Mahindra Scorpio is yet to be launched. Several teaser videos and spy shots of the same have been spotted and in this recent story by Mahindra for the new 2022 Scorpio reveals that it will be high on the safety too.
Well, they quoted their statement as The New Mahindra SUV Even Makes The Crash Dummy Feel Safe. Now, this is something bold to say and it is safe to expect that the new version of the Scorpio might score 5 stars at the Global NCAP crash test rating. Do note that the existing version of the Scorpio scores 0 stars at the Global NCAP.
Safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, front seat belt reminder and more will be offered in the Scorpio. On the higher variants, we can expect multiple airbags, front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera and all-wheel disc brakes.
Other features on the new Scorpio include dual-zone climate control, a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, LED projector headlights, C-shaped LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, cruise control and more.
Under the hood, the 2022 Scorpio will be powered by two engine options - a 2.0L mStallion petrol and a 2.2L mHawk diesel engine. The latter will be available in two tunes. Both the engines will be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard along with an optional six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
As for the prices, we expect it to be priced from Rs 11.50 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. It will be offered with an RWD set-up as standard and a 4WD configuration as an option is expected to be limited to higher variants only. Once launched, it'll rival Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Skoda Kushaq. Yes, they aren't the exact rivals for the Scorpio but when we compare it with the price then they are a perfect match.