Mahindra will launch the next generation Scorpio SUV in the Indian market in 2020. The SUV is expected to make debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch could take place before April 2020. It has been spotted multiple times while testing on Indian roads. Here is a list of possible changes likely to be offered in the upcoming new-gen Mahindra Scorpio –
– Front-facing third row seats
– Bigger in size
– Longer wheelbase
– BS6 compliant 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine
– Alturas-inspired interior
– A larger touchscreen infotainment system
– Updated ladder-frame chassis – GEN 3 platform
– New Design inspired by Alturas
– 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox
– Steering, gear knob, control stalks, instrument console will be shared with the Marazzo
– All-LED lightings
The design of the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio was conceptualised at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States. The SUV has been engineered and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. The new Scorpio will be developed on the thoroughly updated ladder-frame chassis. Going by the spy images, it is visible that the SUV gets all-new design with the upright silhouette, a longer wheelbase and stronger body. Also See – New Mahindra Scorpio spy images reveal new details
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will be powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre BS6 compliant diesel engine. This engine will also power the next-gen Thar and the XUV500, but in different states of tunes. Media reports suggest that this engine in the Scorpio could produce 170bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox will come as standard, while an automatic unit could join the lineup at a later stage.
The new Mahindra Scorpio will also grow in size and will ride on a longer wheelbase. Thanks to the increase in wheelbase, the SUV will offer more legroom space for all the occupants. Instead of side facing, the new model will have forward-facing third row of seats. The spy images reveal all-new interior with certain design inspired by the Mahindra Alturas G4. It is likely to get a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Features like steering wheel, gear knob, control stalks and the instrument console will be shared with the Marazzo MPV.