The facelifted Mahindra Scorpio will soon hit the Indian market. The company is working on the new model which aims at boosting the sales of Scorpio range. The boxy Scorpio has been spotted for the first time while on the test. The production-ready variant of the upcoming Scorpio (Codename Z101) has been spotted recently. However, the vehicle was heavily camouflaged.
The SUV has received a lower roofline compared to the existing variant. At the front, the vehicle can be equipped with a 7-slat grille along with wraparound headlamps. It will also come with the raked rear windshield which gives a striking appearance from the back. The new facelifted model has been developed to satisfy the upcoming safety norms declared by the Indian Government that will come into effect on October 1, 2020.
The SUV is expected to get a shorter ground clearance compared to the existing model. It will be offered with forward facing third-row seating arrangement. The SUV has been designed exclusively at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States. Some designing elements have been executed by Pininfarina as well and it has been developed at Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai.
The company has extended the wheelbase and the dimension of the car which results in a spacious cabin. The current model is 4,456 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width and 1,930 mm in height while the wheelbase is 2,680 mm. So, the new-gen version will be somewhat bigger. It has received the same current-gen side-hinged door highlighting taillights and bold rear bumper layout. It will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre BS-VI compliant diesel engine which makes 170hp power and 400Nm of max torque. It will be available in different variants with new transmission offers.
The engine can be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission while an automatic gearbox could be launched later in future. The same engine is expected to be adopted in the upcoming Thar and modified XUV500. The company is developing these models in partnership with Ford. After the official launch, the all-new Scorpio will rival against the likes MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and Kia SP2i SUV.
The cabin can be integrated with a new dash set-up with steering mounted controls, bigger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, electric sunroof, rear AC vents. However, the features are not yet confirmed until the official launch. The facelifted Scorpio is expected to be showcased at 2020 Auto Expo, which will be held Feb 2020. It can be priced around Rs 13-21 lakhs, ex-showroom.
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