Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio - What To ExpectLike the Tata Safari, the Mahindra Scorpio has been a posterboy of butch affordable SUVs of India. Spy pictures of the next-gen SUV suggests that it will be much larger than the current model and is set to receive a comprehensive visual update. The next-gen Scorpio retains its tall-boy stance with upright pillars. It will continue with Mahindra's signature vertically slatted grille and the headlamps have a twin-pod design. The upcoming Scorpio will actually be underpinned by the same ladder-frame chassis that underpins the all-new Thar. The interior of the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be completely redesigned for a more premium and upmarket feel.
Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 - What To ExpectThe second-gen XUV500 is going to be one of the most exciting new launches of the year. It's a huge departure from the current-gen model with completely new exterior and interior styling. Perhaps the biggest talking about the new XUV500 will be its expansive features list. Not only does the new XUV500 feature a Mercedes-like dual digital screen setup, it is also expected to come with Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Much like the new MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari, the next-gen XUV500 will also likely be offered in both 6-seater and 7-seater configurations.
Built on a stiffer monocoque platform, the new XUV500 will have two engine options under its hood - 2.0L turbo-petrol engine and the 2.2L mHawk diesel engine that the company debuted with the new Thar - with both manual and automatic gearbox options. It could, however, come in a higher state of tune than what is available with the Thar. Mahindra could even throw an all-wheel-drive system in the mix, at least for the higher variants. The new Mahindra XUV500 is expected to be priced from about INR 14 lakh (ex-showroom). That will put it against the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar. Stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com for more Mahindra updates and other four-wheeler news.