Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of the Scorpio N. They have unveiled both the exterior and interior of the SUV. The new generation of the Scorpio N will be launched on June 27. Now, Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, has tweeted about the Scorpio N. He quoted the video shared by Mahindra Scorpio’s Twitter account. Anand Mahindra said: “The #ScorpioN Not a car. A way of thinking…”
The #Scorpion No car. A state of mind… https://t.co/8GLEIeUx3F
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 14, 2022
The Scorpio N is a major upgrade over the current Scorpio. Mahindra knows this and they have decided that they will not discontinue the current Scorpio once the Scorpio N is launched. What Mahindra will do is rename the current Scorpio. They will call it Scorpio Classic.
As we have seen from the exterior images, the Scorpio N looks tough and resembles a real SUV. It still retains its boxy design and has plenty of road presence. At the front, there are new twin-pod LED projector headlamps with swiping turn signals. The bumper and grille are new, but they have retained Mahindra’s 6 vertical chrome louvered grille. The Scorpio N is Mahindra’s second vehicle to use their new twins-peak logo. There are also LED fog lights that are surrounded by C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
On the sides there are new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Mahindra is expected to offer off-road tires from the factory. At the rear, there are new LED taillights that are positioned vertically. They do look a bit Volvo-esque, but we have also seen a similar design on the previous generation of the Scorpio. The tailgate still opens laterally via a door handle.
The interior of the Scorpio N is very different from the current Scorpio. It is nothing like today’s Scorpio. Mahindra has opted for a black and brown theme that gives the interior a luxurious and premium feel. Some bits and pieces have been taken from the XUV700. So the wiper and headlight levers, steering wheel and instrument panel are the same ones we’ve seen on the MX variant of the XUV700.
There is a large touchscreen infotainment system that runs on AdrenoX. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features on offer include an electric sunroof, keyless entry, push button to start/stop the engine, two-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, manual parking brake and much more.
The Scorpio N is expected to be offered in two seating configurations. You can get the second row with two individual captain’s seats or a bench seat. The third row now gets forward-facing seats which are considered safer than the side-facing jump seats.
Engine and gearbox
There is a lot of speculation on the internet when we talk about how much power Scorpio N’s engines will produce. Mahindra will offer the Scorpio N with a petrol engine and a diesel engine. We have already seen both on the Thar and the XUV700. Both engines are expected to be offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive that Mahindra calls “4Xplore” would also be offered.