2020 Mahindra Scorpio will have an evolutionary approach to its design language while an all-new diesel engine is expected to be introduced as well
Mahindra & Mahindra has been updating its domestic lineup in recent months while introducing new products where it finds potential in. The introduction of Marazzo and XUV300 have gained good initial success for the homegrown brand. However, it did not forget that upgrading its top-selling models will help them extend their lifespan into the coming years. With next generation Scorpio currently under development, here are the five things you need to know about it:
1. All-New 2.0-litre Diesel Engine:
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio appears to come equipped with a brand new 2.0-litre diesel engine with BSVI compliance. The new engine is reportedly being developed in three different states of tune and it will replace the 2.2-litre mHawk unit. The lighter powertrain is expected to be more powerful with improved fuel efficiency in the upcoming Scorpio.
It will likely produce 160 horsepower and develop more than 320 Nm. Furthermore, a newly developed six-speed manual gearbox could also be employed with a possible 4WD system offered in the high-spec trims.
2. Second Vehicle Conceptualised At MNATC:
The fourth generation Scorpio is expected to take design cues from the Italian design house Pininfarina and will be conceptualised by MNATC (Mahindra North American Technical Center) in Detroit, Michigan. The second model to follow this route after the Shark-inspired Marazzo MPV. It will also be developed at Mahindra’s research valley near Chennai.
3. Evolutionary Design Changes:
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will be based on an updated body-on-frame construction and if spy shots are anything to go by, we are in for an evolutionary design change. It is a good thing considering that the Scorpio has been there for long as a workhorse. The styling will be tweaked up front and rear but the overall sturdy appearance and tall pillars will remain intact.
4. More Premium Interior:
Mahindra will likely make the next generation Scorpio more upscale than the outgoing model due to increased customer preference for a feature-rich cabin. Expect the use of good quality materials along with decent connectivity features.
5. Updated Body-On-Frame Platform:
The revised body-on-platform platform should help in better off-roading capabilities as the forthcoming Scorpio is expected to be lighter and more fuel efficient as well while enhancing its handling and dynamics.
Rendering Image Source: CarToq, Spy Pics – MotorVikatan