2020 Mahindra Scorpio is undergoing testing.
Design inputs by Pininfarina.
Will retain ladder frame chassis but will meet crash safety standards.
The new 2.0-liter engine will replace 2.2-liter mHawk.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio has been caught testing, and it is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 in New Delhi early next year. Among the improvements expected are it meeting or exceeding the crash safety requirements that will come into force in 2020, a new engine, a new automatic transmission, and a revamped interior.
The Scorpio is expected to retain its ladder frame chassis to as to not lose its off-road capability, but it will certainly be more refined. It will also have a new motor powering it, a 2.0-liter engine that will meet BS Vl emission norms and put out a much higher power and torque figures. It might touch the 160bhp mark, at least for the top-spec variants. 4WD is another given for the Scorpio as an option, but an all-new component we expect to see is the automatic gearbox. The current Scorpio’s automatic gearbox feels like an anachronism, and it has long been due for a comprehensive update. Speaking of gearboxes, the manual will be a six-speeder to comply with the opposing demands of more power, efficiency and lower emissions. Mahindra’s North American Technical Center in Detroit, Michigan, will conceptualize this and will get inputs from Pininfarina, a very respected design house.
The interior of the upcoming Scorpio will also be upgraded, and there will be more room in it, not to mention a bunch of features that will help it keep up with the likes of the Kia Seltos and upcoming Hyundai Creta while still making it a credible lower cost off-road alternative to the Jeep Compass. It is expected to be priced in the Rs 10-17 lakh bracket.
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