The Imperio pick-up, according to Mahindra, is more SUV-like in character than any pick-up they’ve ever done. So it’d be fair to imagine the Imperio spinning off a SUV, and that’s exactly what digital artist Meet Singh has done. His render of an Imperio based SUV is something brawny that would probably slot in between the Scorpio and the XUV500, considering the new NuvoSport’s a bit of a damp squib. The grille and headlamps come off the new Imperio pick-up, while the front bumper’s off a last-generation VW Tiguan. Those muscular wheel arches host some heavy-duty rubber and stylish alloy wheels, which perk up the virtually created Mahindra’s appearance.
This render is merely speculative, and there are no reports on such a vehicle appearing in Mahindra’s portfolio anytime soon. Available with single cabin and double cabin options, the new Imperio is based on Mahindra’s Ingenio platform and retails from INR 6.25 lakh. The Mahindra Imperio is powered by a 2.5 litre four cylinder Direct Injection engine with Common Rail Technology that is good for 75 hp and 220 Nm of torque. It has a load carrying capacity of 1240 kg and can reach a top speed of 120 kmph. Power is delivered in two modes – power and eco – with the eco mode claimed to deliver 7% better fuel economy.