2022 Mahindra Scorpio Test Mule Accident
Mahindra has been making sturdy cars of late and the Scorpio should be no exception

The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio is being extensively tested

The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio has been under development for a considerable amount of time and numerous development mules have been spotted on public roads plentiful times already.

Thanks to a few inquisitive petrol heads, images of the car’s interior and several exterior elements like the Volvo-esque rear profile, new radiator grille and alloy wheels have been circulating on the web.

However, a recent set of images sent to us by MotorBeamer Prasanna Sugumar were not of the usual order, as this particular test mule of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio had met with an accident at Konavattam in Vellore (Tamilnadu).

2022 Mahindra Scorpio Test Mule
It is good to see that the driver’s door could be opened after the crash

From the images, one can presume that the car had collided with a truck or a freight vehicle, as the bottom part of the bumper is intact, while the bonnet, top half of the bumper and the crash member have crumpled.

The impact should have happened at the front nearside bumper section or thereabouts, as the right-side headlight and fender remain unaffected.

Although the windscreen has been smashed by the dislodged bonnet, the A-pillars of the car seem unaffected and the same goes for the roof. From one image, it can be seen that the driver’s door could be opened after the accident.

Suffice it to say, the accident has tested the build quality of the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio. It is a shame that images, which could provide us with more details about the crash, of this particular car in other angles are not available.

So, what would the Global NCAP test result of the SUV be?

Expected to be unveiled early next year, the 7-seat SUV will come with an all-new design inside and out. It will be more modern and have a good number of goodies including a digital instrument cluster, infotainment touchscreen, 360-degree camera, an electric sunroof, among others.

Mahindra is expected to offer the new generation Scorpio with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines and 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmissions. All-wheel drive should be offered too.