The SUV segment continues to reach new heights in the sales chart. We are seeing a lot of new SUV launches. Some brands like Mahindra are completely focusing on their SUV lineup. It recently launched the XUV700. But now, the focus has shifted to its next big launch, the new-generation Scorpio. It is rigorously testing the Scorpio and we can expect a unveil in the upcoming weeks. So should SUV buyers wait for the new Scorpio? Let’s find out.
We have only seen the Scorpio under camouflage, but it is expected to get a bold and muscular design. It will be getting an aggressive grille with sharp-looking headlamps. It is also expected to have a decent amount of road presence. So people looking for a good looking SUV should definitely wait for the Scorpio.
SUV buyers- Powerful Engine
The Scorpio will come with powerful petrol and diesel engine options. It will come with a 2.0-litre petrol engine similar to the Thar. The diesel engine will be the 2.2-litre unit seen on the XUV700 base model. Both these engines will come with manual and automatic gearbox options.
SUVs are known for their off-roading prowess. A lot of the new SUVs don’t offer these off-road capabilities. But the Scorpio will be a capable off-roader with a 4×4 system, ladder-on frame chassis and a rear-wheel-drive setup. So people looking for a proper off-road SUV should definitely wait for the Scorpio.
SUV buyers- Aggressive pricing
Mahindra really surprised everyone with the pricing of the XUV700. It was priced below the outgoing XUV500. We can expect the same from the new Scorpio. The Scorpio will be positioned below the XUV700. So we can expect it to start from Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). When this SUV comes, we expect it to create the same hype and waiting periods like the XUV700.
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