IAB Report – Mahindra releases more teasers of new Scorpio

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Engine options carried over from current model. 

In a buildup to its launch on September 25, Mahindra has revealed two new teaser images of the new Scorpio. The company is running a contest on its social media channels, Facebook and Twitter, where it has teased the 17-inch alloy wheel and the silver-finished fender bezel of the car.

New Mahindra Scorpio teased tire
The new Scorpio rides on 17-inch wheels.

The new Scoprio rides on a ‘third generation’ chassis which is reported to get a hydroformed manufacturing process. The SUV will be offered with a 2.5-liter m2DiCr engine (in the base S2 trim) and the 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine (on all other variants). The 2.2-liter will get a revised 5-speed manual gearbox and an automatic transmission will not be offered.

New Mahindra Scorpio teased bezel
Save for the base variant, all trims get the 2.2-liter diesel engine.

Sporting a new front fascia, designers have given the Scorpio LED daytime running lights, projector headlights, a black grille with chrome accents, 17-inch alloy wheels and new bumpers. The rear sees changes to the taillights and back door, with grab handles having been added for easier entry/exit.

Also see: Old vs New – New Mahindra Scorpio vs older model

The Scorpio, despite its age and newer competitors, continues to rule the SUV market. Average monthly sales for this year was at 4,022 units.

Competitors: Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari Storme

Expected Price: INR 8.5-13 lakhs, ex-showroom

Launch date: September 25

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