Mahindra are touted to be bringing the next-iteration of their popular Scorpio to the market by 2020. The homegrown automaker is currently testing the vehicle in various conditions across the country. Recently, one of its prototypes was spotted during its testing phase.
This will be the fourth-generation of the Scorpio in India. We can see the vehicle wrapped up in heavy camouflage, carrying forward a new design theme. The next-generation Scorpio looks longer and wider than the one currently on-sale here.
One of its most prominent changes we can see is a new grille along with headlamps. This enables the vehicle to get a bolder look compared to its predecessor. On the inside, we can expect a new dashboard having a list of features.
These include a new touchscreen infotainment system, a modern instrument cluster and a new steering wheel. It looks likely to carry forward the 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, mHawk diesel engine, albeit with upgraded BS-VI standards. There is also talk of a new 2.0 litre diesel motor, which at present, is being developed by the automaker.
Other features include front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard, reverse parking sensors, hill start assist and passenger seat belt warning. The fourth-generation Scorpio is likely to be unveiled during the 2020 Auto Expo. Mahindra is yet to reveal the launch timeline of the vehicle, but we can expect it to be here by end-2020.
The next-generation Scorpio will slot between the XUV500 and the Alturas in Mahindra’s line-up. It will rival the likes of the MG Hector, Renault Duster and the Tata Safari Storme. Mahindra will hope for the new Scorpio to replicate the success of its predecessors and bring good sales numbers for them.
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