The Mahindra Scorpio has been spotted testing multiple times now. Mahindra Scorpio was the car that changed the fortune of the company and would make Mahindra go from making trucks, tractors and other commercial vehicles to making superb and segment-leading cars. The car is now one of the best SUVs in the country and to keep this streak going and we will soon see the Mahindra Scorpio 2020. Mahindra and Mahindra have started working on this new-gen offering that will take on the new BSVI emission norms scheduled to come in effect in April 2020 which is why we spotted the car in Chengalpattu last month and this past week we spotted the car on test in Coimbatore.
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This upcoming version of the SUV will get a thorough revamp in design, features and will also feature an all-new platform. It will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine. We expect to see the car launched next year around the same time as the 2020 Auto Expo. So what do we expect? What will this new car be like?
Mahindra Scorpio 2020 Launch
The Mahindra Scorpio will be coming next year. It will be the biggest launch for the company in the year 2020. The Scorpio is a very important product and we will see other launches like the Mahindra Thar, happen around it.
|Mahindra Scorpio 2020||Early-2020|
Mahindra Scorpio 2020 Price
The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 will continue with its competitive pricing. The car will not stray away from the formula of more for less. The current cars are priced from Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 17 lakhs. This won’t change much. Mahindra will make sure not to get the Scorpio into a higher price bracket.
|Mahindra Scorpio 2020 existing prices|
|Base Variant||10 Lakhs|
|Top Variant||14 Lakhs|
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Mahindra Scorpio 2020 Design
The design – let’s start with the exterior. The car’s design will not change much. The tough, no-nonsense front which everyone loves, will continue to be on the same lines as the Scorpios of the past. We expect it to now get a full LED headlight cluster for starters and also a completely new bonnet with more muscle. The Mahindra could get bigger wheels too. The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 will be plusher on the inside. The car will be more feature-loaded too. Expect better seats, a completely redesigned dashboard with a bigger touchscreen, a new instrument cluster which provides more information and most importantly more space in the back. We expect the Mahindra to now provide flat-folding seats too.
Below is an image that shows the car’s front and is a familiar design. We can see Mahindra giving the Scorpio a new headlight design, a bigger grille and new bumpers too. The car will also get a redesigned hood and the pillars will become thicker. This will improve the safety of the car. The car’s design will overall become more pedestrian-friendly and will also have a more aggressive look to it.
|Existing Cars Dimensions|
|Boot Space (Litres)||460|
|Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)||180|
|Wheel Base (mm)||2680|
|Gross Weight (Kg)||2610|
|Rear Headroom (mm)||1015|
|Front Headroom (mm)||980-1020|
|Front Legroom (mm)||990-1110|
|Rear Shoulder room||1450mm|
|No of Doors||5|
The digital rendering of how this car might look reveals that the car has become more premium than before. This due to a longer overhang behind the rear wheel. To add to this there also a lot of chrome treatments at various places. Somehow this reminds a lot of the new generation Toyota Fortuner
Mahindra Scorpio 2020 Safety
The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 is a car that is known for its rugged nature. Along with that it also has a Ladder on Frame chassis. This gives the car a lot of body roll which brings down the safe feel of the car. As the new car has a revised platform this might be brought to some control but it will not get rid of it completely. The other safety features might include the addition of more airbags and proper seat belts. It might also get a speed warning and a seatbelt warning as the other Mahindra cars get. Therefore the Safety of the car will increase due to these factors.
Mahindra Scorpio 2020 Specifications
The new Mahindra Scorpio 2020 will be a spec enhancement over the others. The Scorpio will get the new 2.0-litre engine that Mahindra is developing. Thus, this engine will be BS6 compliant. The platform will be all-new too. This will result in a weight reduction making the car lighter by 80 Kgs. This will be mainly because the 2.2-litre mHawk engine which was used previously is used no more. The car will disc brakes on all four tyres, more electronic aids and the weight of the SUV will be going down. There will be many segment firsts in terms of features in the new Scorpio. We will have to wait for an announcement or disclosure for the same to know more.
Below are given the engine specifications of the older generation Scorpio.
|Current Generation Scorpio Specifications|
|Engine Type||mHawk Diesel Engine|
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|No. of cylinder||4|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Fuel Supply System||CRDi|
|Gear Box||6 Speed|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||60|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS IV|
|Top Speed (Kmph)||163.81|
|Front Suspension||Double Wish-bone Type Independent Front Coil Spring|
|Rear Suspension||Multilink Coil Spring Suspension With Anti-roll Bar|
|Shock Absorbers Type||Hydraulic Double Acting, Telescopic|
|Steering Column||Tilt & Collapsible|
|Steering Gear Type||Rack & Pinion|
|Turning Radius (Metres)||5.65 metres|
|Front Brake Type||Ventilated Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Acceleration (0-60 kmph)||6.75 Seconds|
|Acceleration (0-100 kmph)||11.68 Seconds|
|Acceleration Quarter mile||11.90 Seconds|
|Acceleration 40-80 kmph (4th gear)||18.03 Seconds|
|Braking (60-0 kmph)||27.27m|
Mahindra Scorpio Competition
The Scorpio 2020 will compete with many cars with its pricing. The SUV market is becoming too versatile. Every manufacturer is trying to capture a different section with a unique SUV and USP. The Creta, Harrier, Compass, Hexa, Hector and many others will compete with the Scorpio.