The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio interiors are a big leap from the existing model with many creature comfort additions
Ahead of the global unveil of the next-generation 2022 Mahindra Scorpio, its interiors have been completely leaked online giving us a taste of how they have panned out. As far as first impressions go, the interiors are a big leap from the existing Scorpio and no longer paint a picture of an old SUV.
Coming June, Mahindra will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its bread and butter product, Scorpio, and, hopefully, we can expect the unveil of this next-generation model, currently under test, then. Launch is expected to follow suit.
In the last 18 months, Mahindra is indeed on a rage as both of its launches in the said time-frame – new Thar and the XUV 700 are not only revolutionary for an Indian manufacturer but have also set the sales charts of fire. Even today, both the cars command a huge waiting period.
The next-generation Scorpio is expected to carry forward the success as it looks revolutionary as the other 2. Sharing almost nothing with the ongoing model, the new Scorpio’s chassis too is borrowed from the new Thar and not from the existing Scorpio.
Coming to the interiors, the upcoming Scorpio gets a new dual-tone brown and walnut coloured upholstery with thick cushioning and side bolsters for the 4 captain seats. The interior is finished in the usual beige and black combo.
The steering has been updated and looks similar to that of the SUV 700’s unit. The second row AC vents are now placed higher for better air throw. The interior overall feels large and roomy.
The infotainment system gets the biggest updates. From the looks, it probably seems like a 10-inch unit. It has been tucked neatly along with the vertically stacked centre AC vents.
Expect Mahindra to load the system with all features including the current connected-tech ones. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should also come standard.
At a time when manufacturers like Tata are omitting buttons owing to global chip shortage, Mahindra has added a good dose of buttons on to the new Scorpio. But, as too many buttons have been stacked together, they look cluttered and would be difficult to use on the move.
But despite of all these improvements, the upcoming Scorpio still lacks on boot space as the third row seats come all the way to the edge of the tail gate leaving no room for keeping stuff. The last row is best used for either passengers or luggage.
The new Scorpio is expected to borrow the 2.2-litre diesel and 2-litre petrol engines from the Thar although with a higher state of tune. The SUV will come with both manual and automatic options with an all-wheel drive system as well.
When launched, it will compete against the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar. Expect a price tag somewhere between Rs. 12 to 20 lakhs.