2020 Mahindra Scorpio is expected to make public premiere at the Auto Expo next February; will likely be bigger than the outgoing model
Mahindra & Mahindra has been reaping benefits with its latest launches as the XUV300 and Marazzo have helped the brand to sit formidably in the third position ahead of Toyota, Honda, Tata and Ford in the same charts last month.
The largest passenger UV manufacturer in the country is expected to continue the momentum and stay put in third place despite the unfavourable market scenario. The homegrown brand will be bringing in the next generation Scorpio sometime next year and is expected to make public premiere alongside the second-gen Thar at the 2020 Auto Expo.
We have shown you pictures of the Scorpio’s test mules in the last few weeks and they would have given a hint over what to expect from the thoroughly updated SUV. However, the rendering posted here gives the realistic take on what has been hidden under the camouflage curtain.
It is evident that the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio gets an evolutionary approach to its design language with an updated larger front grille reminiscing the Alturas G4, new pair of fog lamps and wider central air intake along with more prominent headlamps and squared wheel arches.
The fourth-gen Mahindra Scorpio is based on the updated ladder frame construction and it will have grown in dimensions to accommodate additional room for the occupants. The interior will also be completely revised and expect more upmarket features to be on-board in response to the growing competition in its segment.
The upcoming Scorpio will be powered by a brand new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine replacing the existing 2.2-litre mHawk unit. It will likely produce around 160 horsepower and more than 320 Nm of peak torque. A six-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard while an automatic could be sold in the top-spec trims with a four-wheel-drive system as optional.
It is said to be the second product after Marazzo to be conceptualised at Mahindra’s North American Technical Center in Detroit Michigan with development and engineering duties at the Research Valley in Tamil Nadu.