The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 is again one of those cars which are highly expected at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The SUV has been spotted multiple times over the past year being tested and also one infamous picture of a test mule on fire had surfaced online. Mahindra is currently doing exhaustive testing and development on the car. The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 is going to be a whole new car with a lot of the changes coming to the design, platform and powertrains of the SUV. There is going to be a lot more on offer in terms of safety, features and comfort too. The Mahindra will be a whole new car – inside and outside when it debuts in February, next year. So what can we expect? Keep scrolling down to know more and also check out our video on the same.
Will it look new?
The Mahindra Scorpio is now going to keep the most of its boxy looks and also retain its aggressive design. The Mahindra Scorpio 2020 is now going to get longer, wider and might lose the bump on the roof. We expect it to now get a full LED headlight cluster and a new grill for starters. This can be followed by a completely new bonnet with more muscle. The Mahindra could get bigger tyres with new alloy wheels. From the side, we will see more changes in terms of the glass area. It will get a keyless entry option and a sunroof too. Overall, the Mahindra Scorpio will look much more mature and grown-up than before. In the spy shots, we can’t make up for the subtle design cues in the car. For that, we have to wait until next year.
Will it be better on the inside?
The Mahindra Scorpio is expected to get a host of new features. The interior will for no doubt get a new addition like a bigger touchscreen loaded with a better interface and also smart connected car features. We might see the Ford Mahindra partnership make some impact when it comes to the technology bit used in the car. The SUV will get more storage, better seats and space for more comfort also. Safety will include more airbags on the inside, traction control and a hill-assist. Mahindra is going to make many more changes to increase the convenience of the car and make it more user-friendly. We will see a total reworked dashboard layout and a better steering mounted controls.
What about POWER?
The new Mahindra Scorpio 2020 will be a major enhancement over the previous generation car in terms of refinement, power, dynamics and improved mileage. The Scorpio will get the new 2.0-litre engine that Mahindra is developing and 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 a claimed 80 Kgs. This will be mainly because the 2.2-litre mHawk engine which was used previously is used no more. Mahindra will be ready with a petrol engine option, an automatic and also a 4WD version at launch. This will give buyers with different preferences to choose their preferred style from.
When will it come and what will it cost?
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. There will be an increase in price and Mahindra will make sure not to get the Scorpio into a higher price bracket. The top end of this car should be around Rs 20 lakhs. The car will be first shown at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be subsequently launched.
The car will continue to compete with the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.