The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio codenamed Z101 has been spotted on its test mule for the very first time. The car was caught on the roads near Chengpalpattu in Tamil Nadu.
First entered the domestic market in 2002, the long-serving Mahindra Scorpio has been a popular car name from the country’s largest UV maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. However, the SUV turns out to be at its advanced years in recent times and gradually loses out on the younger and more modern competitors like the Hyundai Creta or Tata Nexon in the fight. Therefore, Mahindra notices that it’s high time for its long-running Scorpio to witness a revolutionary generation modification.
Mahindra is in the works to introduce the next generation of the Scorpio for the Indian market.
The first set of spy shots about the new-generation Mahindra Scorpio was captured near Chengpalpattu in Tamil Nadu where Mahindra’s Research Valley is located. As per the spy images, the all-new Scorpio will come to offer an array of identities over its predecessor, especially in the cosmetic section. Reports suggest that the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be developed on a comprehensively new platform that should underspin the next-gen Mahindra Thar as well but still retain its ladder frame. Though the test mule was spotted here wearing a heavy skin-tight camo wrap, we can still get a brief idea of what it holds in stores. Generally, the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio looks bigger when compared to the previous-gen model which measures 4,456 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width and 1,995 mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,680 mm.
The new-gen Mahindra Scorpio has been spotted testing on the roads in Tamil Nadu recently.
The hood seems to be extended further and houses a pair of larger headlamps along with a new 7-slot taller grille. The side profile might sport a more prominent beltline along with flared wheel arches which showcase some a deep indentation hinting that there will be a plastic cladding surrounding them for an aggressive look. The rear end of the vehicle might feature a slightly raked windshield.
With the new body and chassis, the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio is anticipated to employ a new BSVI-compliant power plant. That said, it might be an all-new BSVI 2.0-litre diesel engine which is estimated to pump out 160 hp of max power and a higher torque compared to the 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner’s figure of 320 Nm. This kind of engine is reported to be 80 kg lighter than the 2.2-litre mHawk unit that debuted in Mahindra’s lineup already. Transmission duties should be taken by a 6-speed manual gearbox along with an automatic transmission as an option.