Indian UV master Mahindra & Mahindra has been basking in the success of its latest two offerings - the XUV300 SUV and Marazzo MPV. These two models’ sales have pushed M&M in the high highly contested third-largest automaker in India beating its tough competitors, Honda, Tata Motors, Toyota and Ford.
Mahindra is expected to continue its aggressive new model launch strategy to keep a strong hold on the highly coveted third spot. Mahindra is planning to launch the next generation Scorpio SUV sometime in 2020, which is likely to be unveiled alongside the second-gen Thar at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo.
The next-gen Scorpio’s has already begun road tests and has been caught on camera quite a few times giving a hint of the expected new exterior design. The fourth generation Scorpio has been recently rendered, which offers a more realistic look at the SUV that has been so far spotted under thick veils.
As per the rendering, the new-gen 2020 Mahindra Scorpio would flaunt an evolutionary design language. The SUV would feature a refreshed larger front radiator grille that is similar to that of the Alturas G4. There will also be new fog lights, a wider central air dam, bolder refreshed headlights and squared wheel arches.
The all-new Scorpio will get an updated ladder frame chassis and will have tad larger dimensions to offer a roomier cabin. The cabin will be also fully updated with expected more up-market features to beat stiff competition in the segment.
The all-new 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will get equipped with a brand new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel motor that will replace the existing 2.2-liter mHawk motor. The oil burner is likely to offer 160 hp power and over 320 Nm and would get equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and an expected automatic transmission option on the top trims. Both the two-wheel drive and AWD systems choices will be there.
The 4th generation Scorpio is said to be the second product after the Marazzo MPV that has been conceptualized at Mahindra’s North American Technical Center in Detroit, Michigan, while the development has been taken place at the company’s Research Valley in Tamil Nadu, India.