2020 Mahindra Scorpio is expected to debut at the Auto Expo early next year with heavily updated exterior and interior
Mahindra Scorpio is one the oldest SUVs in the country and over the years the car has gone through various updates and once again, Mahindra and Mahindra is set to launch the iconic SUV in a new Avatar next year. The next-gen Scorpio is expected to make its public debut at 2020 Delhi Auto Expo as the car has already been spotted testing near Chennai.
The new SUV will be based on the company’s updated Gen-3 platform. As per the spy images, the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio will be wider and longer than the current generation and the biggest addition will be the forward facing 3rd row seats like the XUV500 instead of the side facing seats, which is possible because of the extended rear overhang as seen on the Tata Harrier.
At the front, the next-gen SUV is expected to get redesigned grille as seen on the recently launched XUV300 compact SUV. It is also expected to get a new set of headlamps and daytime running lights along with updated bumper with skid plates. At the rear, the SUV gets redesigned bumper and tail lamps.
When it comes to the cabin, it is expected that the new Mahindra Scorpio will feature an updated dashboard with new infotainment system. As per the speculations on the internet, the car will have various steering modes, heated OVRMs and tyre pressure monitoring system as seen on the Mahindra XUV300. The car is also said to have better safety features due to the new safety norms in the country.
Under the hood, the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to get a new 2.0-litre BS6 turbocharged diesel engine that produces 160 bhp and churns out more than 320 Nm of peak torque. The SUV is likely to get both manual and automatic transmission options. It is also expected that the car will receive a new turbocharged BS6 petrol engine.
When launched in India, the new Mahindra Scorpio will directly stack up against the newly launched Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass. Keep watching this space for more updates.