- The Mahindra Scorpio will enter into its third generation.
- Will sit on revised ladder-on-frame chassis with a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine.
- Expected to be launched next year.
Mahindra is busy testing the new generation Scorpio and that is evident from the fact that the SUV was spotted once again. This time though we have images that are less blurry. Yet, no new details have surfaced apart from what we already know as the test mule is still in its early stages of development. Internally codenamed as Z101, the new Scorpio will be underpinned by an updated ladder-on-frame chassis, which will also underpin the next-gen Mahindra Thar.
Even though the ladder-on-frame chassis will be retained, the new Scorpio will adopt a whole new body shell. It will be thoroughly new and will set a new design language which will surely be followed by other models in Mahindra’s line-up. What’s more, the prototype seems to have a lower roofline when compared to the current-generation model.
Appearance wise, we think the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will feature an updated front fascia that will include a slotted grille, redesigned bumper and an upright nose. On the profile of the prototype, the SUV has a sharp kink on the beltline towards the C-pillar, and it also has larger doors, which could possibly mean that the wheelbase is increased. The rear profile will also be redesigned as the test prototype’s D-pillar is slightly raked compared to the current model.
While the interiors are not visible we expect the new Scorpio to feature a completely revised cabin with better quality materials. What would be interesting to know is whether Mahindra-owned design house Pininfarina has worked on the design of the interiors or exteriors. Nonetheless, the new Scorpio will surely have inputs from Mahindra North American Technical Centre in Detroit, USA
Under the hood of the new Mahindra Scorpio will be an all-new 2.0-litre BS-VI compliant diesel motor that will reportedly make a maximum of 170bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. This motor is likely to get a choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The same engine will make its way into the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 and the new Mahindra Thar. More details about the new Scorpio is expected to surface later this year and we expect a 2020 Auto Expo reveal.
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