Next generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to make global premiere at the 2020 Auto Expo next February before going on sale
Mahindra & Mahindra has rigorously been testing the next generation Scorpio on the Indian roads and it is expected to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo next February alongside the all-new Thar off-roader. Codenamed Z101, the upcoming Scorpio has again been caught on camera in Tamil Nadu.
The close-up spy shots give us a clear indication of what to expect from the workhorse SUV and there is no denying the fact that the test mule has evolved over time since we saw the traces of it for the first time last month despite wearing non-production ready parts under the disguise.
The fourth generation Mahindra Scorpio takes an evolutionary approach to design as the front end has revised grille assembly with taller slats and the new headlamp units meant that it has become slightly more upright than the current model. The rakish windshield complements the tall pillars, as they should enable good road visibility and headroom inside the cabin.
Just as the front, the rear profile has undergone notable changes as the new set of LED tail lamps is accompanied by a modified bumper. The back glass is more inclined and the rear overhang appears to have been stretched back further to allow more room for the final seating row. Special mention has to go to the front bumper section as it adopts a wider central airdam and new fog lamp housing.
The cabin will boast a redesigned dashboard and centre console with newly shaped AC vents while the instrument cluster and other control knobs could be taken from the Marazzo. The top-end variants will get revised features list with the addition of a new touchscreen infotainment system among other upmarket equipment.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will ditch the familiar 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in favour of a newly developed 2.0-litre unit kicking out in the range of 160 horsepower and more than 320 Nm. The lighter engine will also return better fuel economy and it will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed AT with four-wheel-drive system in the high-spec variants.