The new-gen Mahindra Scorpio is scheduled to be launched in the Q2, 2021, while the new XUV500 will arrive in Q1.
Homegrown UV maker, Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of the next-gen Thar life-style SUV, which has already been spotted multiple times during its test rounds. The company is also testing the TUV300 facelift, next-gen Scorpio and the next XUV500. Adding to it, Mahindra will launch 2 new electric SUVs – eKUV100 and e-XUV300. The launch of the e-KUV100 has been delayed due to coronavirus pandemic; however, the e-XUV300 will launch as per plans.
It is also confirmed that the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio and the next XUV500 will be launched in the first half of 2021. The company will first launch the new XUV500 in the first quarter of 2021, which will be followed by the new Scorpio in the Q2, 2021. Homegrown automaker, Mahindra is also working on the next-gen Bolero SUV which is likely to arrive in 2022.
Mahindra is also working on an all-new mid-sized SUV, rumoured to be called the XUV400. The new SUV will be positioned against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and the Kia Seltos. It will be offered in 5- and 7-seat options. The new model will be jointly develop by Mahindra-Ford partnership and is expected to be launched in 2022.
The new-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be designed and developed on the modified version of the ZEN3 platform, which also underpins the new-gen Thar. The new Scorpio will continue to offer the rugged styling and 4×4 drivetrain as optional. The new Scorpio will grow in size and will offer front-facing third row of seats in higher variants. Previous reports claim that the SUV could receive Heads-up display, which we have already seen on the Kia Seltos.
The new Scorpio will be powered newly developed 2.0L or 2.2L 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing close to 160bhp of power. The SUV will also receive a new 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine, which is capable of producing 190bhp of power and 380Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. These engines will also be offered with the next-gen Mahindra XUV500. However, the diesel XUV500 will be significantly more powerful than the new Scorpio.
The next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be based on the new monocoque front-wheel-drive platform, which will also underpin the new Ford C-SUV. The new model will take on the likes of the Tata Gravitas and the MG Hector Plus. The next-gen XUV500 will also receive several segment-leading features and the new diesel engine with power close to 180bhp.