Coming Soon: The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio spied

The third-gen Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in 2020 and the car has been spied for the first time ever. Though the test model was heavily camouflaged, still, it gave us a fair idea of what to expect from the upcoming SUV.

Details of next-gen Mahindra Scorpio:

The new Scorpio looks bigger than the current model, but it also retains the boxy silhouette of the current model. At the front, the car features an even-slat grille flanked by chunky headlamps. The images suggest a higher shoulder line sits below the window line. And like the old models, the new Scorpio’s window line will feature a kink at the B-pillar. A new tailgate, a slightly raked rear windshield and a new set of tail lamps wrap off the changes.

For the first time ever the Scorpio has got major changes in design. The second gen only got minor updates as compared to the first gen model.

Although the interior was not visible in the spy picture but it is expected to sport a completely redesigned cabin along with new features. As it is anticipated to be based on a new platform, the new Scorpio is likely to be more spacious than the current model. The new Scorpio will be a seven-seater but it might get a front facing third-row seats instead of the side facing seats.

Next-gen scorpio
Next-gen scorpio

It is expected to be powered by a new 2.0-liter BS6 diesel engine instead of the 2.2-liter mHawk (120PS and 140PS) and 2.5-liter m2DICR (75PS) diesel engines. This engine is expected to be more powerful than the higher-spec 2.2-liter unit that produces 140PS of power. It is likely to be torque as well. The engine might be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while an automatic gearbox and 4WD could be offered as optional, just like the current model. This is not confirmed yet but it could also get a 2.0-liter petrol engine.

The third-gen Mahindra Scorpio might debut at 2020 Auto Expo. After getting launched, it will rival with Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, and Nissan Kicks. The car is expected to be priced higher than the current model (INR 9.99 lakh to 16.44 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi).