2022 Mahindra Scorpio to get Thar diesel engine for lower variants; Superior variants to be more powerful

The SUV will also be offered with a turbo-petrol engine, manual and automatic transmissions for both engines, as well as all-wheel drive

  • Lower variants of the 2022 Scorpion to get the Thar’s 130hp 2.2-litre diesel engine

  • Top variants are likely to come with the 155PS tuning of the XUV700 MX.

  • To get manual and automatic transmission variants as well as the four-wheel drive option.

  • First teaser already released ahead of its scheduled launch in June.

The base diesel variant of the Mahindra Scorpio 2022 has been spied and it looks like it will get the diesel engine from the Thar. The first teaser for the Scorpio 2022 has already been released and we expect it to launch in June.

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The spied test mule gets the 130 hp (2.2-litre) diesel engine with a manual transmission, indicating that the Scorpio will continue to be offered with multiple powertrain options. The Thar and XUV700 are offered with Mahindra’s latest 2.2-litre all-aluminum diesel engine in three states of tune from now on. In the Thar the engine delivers 130hp, while in the XUV700 it is tuned to produce 155hp for the MX variant and 185hp for the AX variants.

FYI: The current Mahindra Scorpio is available with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine but in two states of tune: 120PS (base S3+ only) and 140PS.

The lower variants of the new Scorpio will be offered with 130PS melody, while the higher end variants are expected to deliver 155PS, same as the MX variant of the XUV700. On the other hand, we do not expect multiple adjustments with the gasoline engine. Power figures for the Scorpio’s 2-litre turbo petrol engine should fall somewhere between the Thar and the XUV700, which offer 150hp and 200hp respectively.

Mahindra Scorpion 2022: what to expect

Both gasoline and oil-burner engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission and a torque-converter automatic transmission, as seen with the Thar and XUV700. The 2022 Scorpio will be offered with rear wheel drive (RWD) as standard along with four wheel drive (4WD) options.

The SUV is expected to sell for around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue to serve as a robust alternative to the Hyundai Crete, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Skoda Kushaqand Volkswagen Taigun.


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