A car catching fire rarely takes place; a test car catching fire is even rarer. Recently, a video which shows a new-gen Mahindra Scorpio test mule catching fire has been released on the Internet. The home-grown automaker has been testing its upcoming BSVI-compliant Scorpio under real world conditions on a widespread scale. Firstly, let’s have a look at the video.
2020 Mahindra Scoropio test mule caught fire
The video shows the fire burning the SUV but not how it began. According to the video, the SUV is in heavy fire and it is burning through and through. The front of the SUV has also collapsed. There is little to restore; however, it is necessary for the manufacturer to discover what was the root cause of the fire, which is only pure opinion now.
According to the reports, the Mahindra Scorpio test mule was in its normal road test; then suddenly, the driver realized the smoke from the engine bay. He parked the car on the road side immediately and then the whole car was in flames.
This is not the first time that a testing vehicle catches fire. Two years ago, an Audi A7 caught fire when pulling a trailer along the Austrian Alps. Although the driver exited without injury, the vehicle could not be saved. In another case, a McLaren Speedtail car emitted a large amount of smoke, which was explained by an electrical fault.
The new-gen Mahindra Scorpio has been experiencing widespread road tests for the past months. The SUV is expected to be globally debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo in February 2020. Underpinned by a new platform, the new vehicle is expected to undergo considerable positive alterations.
The new Mahindra Scorpio has undergone widespread testing recently.
Despite continuing to be available in a 7/8 seater layout, like the current-gen model, the new Scorpio will be better-equipped, more spacious and comfortable. In the safety front, the new-gen Mahindra Scorpio will also offer a safer journey for the occupants. The current Mahindra Scorpio achieved only a 0 star in the safety test conducted by Global NCAP. The new Mahindra Scorpio is anticipated to attain a much better score.
As regards the powertrains, the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio will be powered by a 2.0-litre oil burner which complies with the upcoming BS-VI emission standards. This engine also serves as the power source for other next-gen Mahindra cars like the XUV500 and the Thar with a little tuning to suit each car.
This 2.0-litre motor will generate a maximum power of 120 hp, 160 hp and 180 hp for the new-gen Thar, Scorpio and XUV500, respectively. It remains unknown whether the Mahindra Scorpio test mule which caught fire was powered by the same motor or not.