Mahindra’s upcoming models including next-gen Mahindra Scorpio, Thar and XUV500 is due to launch next year. They will share the same 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Since last year, Mahindra has put out their best in building and launching all-new models that excel in every aspect. After launching the XUV300, Alturas and Marazzo, it is now time to take a step back and refresh its old models. In 2020, the next-gen Mahindra Thar, Scorpio and XUV500 will queue for generation updates. With the BSVI emission norm in mind, Mahindra will do the needy to meet the stringent standard, including updating the old-fashioned engine. Specifically, the diesel variants on the Thar, Scorpion and XUV500 is going to receive new BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre engine. The same engine will be tuned for different output. The mid-range version which is expected to bring forth the maximum power of 160 bhp will be employed in the Mahindra Scorpio.
New-gen Mahindra Thar, Scorpio and XUV500 will share the same BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine
Compared with the old 2.2-litre mHawk series engine, the new 2.0-litre diesel engine is lighter by 80 kilograms. This engine will be mated with a 6-speed manual and an automatic unit. Besides, the new-gen SUVs will be available with 4DW as an optional offer. The conceptualization stage of Mahindra Scorpio will be done at Mahindra’s facility in North America while the development will be handled by the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. Revealed by Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, the new Scorpio will reserve the aggressive and rugged style. The new-gen Scorpio will make use of the current platform that will receive necessary updates. After launch, Mahindra will bring this model to other markets as well.
Mahindra XUV500 is expected to be co-developed by Ford and Mahindra. The updated version of the current architecture will be used on the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 and shared with Ford’s C-segment SUV. New-gen Mahindra Thar will make its debut at the Auto Expo 2020. The previous 2.5-litre and 2.6-litre oil burner will be ditched for a new and smaller 2.0-litre engine. On the Mahindra Thar, this engine is expected to make around 140 bhp and 30 Nm. Mahindra will also get more safety-aware when it comes to the new-gen Thar, which means the new Thar is going to get a full load of safety equipment.