Old vs New – New Mahindra Scorpio vs Mahindra Scorpio
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The interior design comes from a completely different school of thought.
After an extensive testing regime, the new Mahindra Scorpio has finally succeeded the aging yet brisk selling previous gen model. This article throws light on the visual differences between the new and old workhorse. Click here to read about the technical highlights of the new gen SUV.
Though the new car is instantly recognizable as a Scorpio from all angles, every single element in the front fascia is new. The larger twin-barrel headlamps with eyebrow-like LED daytime running lights, hexagonal grille with chrome inserts and a new bumper collectively add more aggression to the appearance.
On the sides, the car retains its design save for the new alloy wheels and front fender vents. The rear gets a significantly reworked tailgate and LED combination lights. The license plate has been moved higher and there is a black plastic cladding around it, resulting in a smaller rear windshield.
Inside, the new Scorpio hardly has anything in common with the outgoing model. The whole new dual-tone black and beige dashboard is familiar to the new front-end design. The steering wheel has been lifted from the XUV500 and the centre console hosts a color infotainment display.
It has to be mentioned that Mahindra’s decision to ditch the tacky looking faux-wooden finish for AC vents and centre console has gone a long way in improving the cabin’s perceived quality. The door pads and seat fabrics are also new and exude a better feel.
Competitors: Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano
Price: INR 7.98-11.46 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai)