- New gen Mahindra Scorpio to get many new features
- One more feature revealed is a head up display
- Will project information onto the windshield
- Will launch in 2020
Mahindra’s upcoming Scorpio isn’t just a refresh; it is a completely new generation of vehicle, and as such gets a bunch of features that have never been seen on the Scorpio before. The new Scorpio is scheduled for an unveil at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, and a new feature about it has come to light from spy images.
There is a part of the dashboard ahead of the steering wheel that is covered in the spy images, hinting that a Head Up Display is in the works. An HUD projects light onto the windshield, which then can be seen by the driver. This enables the driver to get the necessary information like speed, and sometimes even driving directions from the sat nav, without taking his eyes off the road. Mahindra has always made it a point to deliver extra value in its products via more space and features compared to the competition. The fact that the Scorpio is getting an HUD also signals that the upcoming XUV 500 – also a completely new generation – will get this feature.
We don’t expect the base variants of the Scorpio to get this feature, but the top-spec variants of the Scorpio will be loaded, with the HUD being one of many features in the cabin, including a large touchscreen infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully digital instrument cluster, a modern automatic gearbox for those respective variants, and much better touch and feel for the plastics and fabrics in the Scorpio’s interior. Another big change for the Scorpio will be the forward-facing third row, which Mahindra needed to install for the Scorpio to meet the new crash safety requirements.
The new Scorpio will be powered by a new 2 litre four cylinder turbodiesel that will generate more power and torque than before despite being BS Vl compliant from launch. It will be offered with either a six speed manual or a six speed automatic transmission.