The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be compliant with BS6 emission norms, which will be mandatory from April 2020.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio has been spotted testing on the Indian roads. The new spy image gives us a glimpse on what the upcoming Scorpio could look like when it enters into production in the next year. A Team-BHP member has also released a render image of the SUV, which shows that the next-gen Scorpio continue to offer the butch design along with the signature vertical slatted front grille.
The new spy image clearly reveals that the new Scorpio is longer and wider, but shorter in terms of height than the current car. It is likely to be launched in the second half of 2020, while global debut could take place at the 2020 Auto Expo. The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be compliant with BS6 emission norms, which will be mandatory from April 2020. The stringent emission norms will aim at reducing tailpipe emissions, especially from diesel cars. In order to achieve BS6 norms, automakers will have to make huge investment to develop new diesel engine or upgrading the existing powertrain.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will be powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine. This engine is likely to produce around 160bhp of power. The powertrain will also power the next-gen Thar and the XUV500, but in different states of tunes. The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be based on the thoroughly updated version of the existing GEN3 body-on-ladder frame. The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio is also likely to be more fuel efficient than the outgoing model.
The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be more spacious than the outgoing model. It will come with the forward facing 3rd row of seats instead of the side facing in the current SUV. It will continue to be offered as a 7-seater SUV. The spy image reveals that the SUV gets extended rear overhang, blacked-out pillars and massive wheel arches and strong lines. It will receive the newly developed vertically stacked grille, new LED daytime running lights and wider air-dams and skid plate.
For transmission options, the SUV is likely to get a 6-speed manual gearbox as well as a torque convertor automatic unit. The company is also working on a turbocharged petrol engine, which is likely to be offered in the Mahindra Scorpio, Thar and the XUV500.