Mahindra is expected to debut the next generation Scorpio at the 2020 Auto Expo alongside the upcoming Thar
We have shown you pictures of the next generation Scorpio’s test mules over the last few weeks and they indicate a number of changes. The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will be bigger than the existing model courtesy of the updated ladder-frame chassis while the exterior and interior will undergo substantial cosmetic revisions.
The Scorpio has been around since 2002 and it has earned quite a reputation in its nearly 17-year run by being a workhorse appealing to a wide band of customers. The fourth generation model will take it a step further and move up the ladder to adhere to the requirements of the general as well as new-age buyers.
The interior is expected to gain a revised features list with the addition of new equipment, improved safety and use of more premium quality materials. A redesigned dashboard and vertically placed central air cons are other salient updates while some parts could be carried over from the latest crop of Mahindra models.
While we have seen the changes up front on the prototypes, the rendering posted by IAB gives a clear indication of what is hidden under the curtain. The front fascia gets a thoroughly revised grille with chromed multiple slats, more prominent projector headlamps, updated bonnet scoops, wider central air inlet, vertically positioned fog lamp housing, new underbody protection, and more aggressive bumper section.
While retaining the overall silhouette, the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio has slightly raked rear glass area, sportier character lines, a new set of LED tail lamps and rear bumper, etc. The existing 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine will be ditched in favour of an all-new 2.0-litre motor with more power and torque outputs.
The lighter mill will likely produce 160 horsepower and more than 320 Nm of peak torque. With BSVI compliance, the next generation Mahindra Scorpio will get a six-speed manual transmission as standard while an automatic unit will be offered as optional with four-wheel-drive in select variants.