The next-gen Scorpio comes with a new dashboard layout and other substantial changes.
The upcoming Mahindra Scorpio has been spied on test quite a few times now and finally, we have got a glimpse on the interiors of the vehicle. The next-gen Scorpio codenamed Z101, comes with an all-new dashboard layout that looks much wider and taller than the current model.
It is set to get a touchscreen infotainment system, which might be similar to the 9.0-inch unit that is fitted on the company’s flagship SUV, the Alturas G4, while the lower trims might come with a 7.0-inch unit that is featured on the Marazzo and XUV300.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio is also set to share some features from the Marazzo like the steering wheel, gear knob, control stalks and even the instrument cluster. This will be done in order to keep the production costs in check.
Although it is not confirmed that the Scorpio’s interiors or exteriors are designed by Mahindra-owned design house Pininfarina, we can confirm that it is conceptualised and shaped at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States. It has been developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai.
The Scorpio is redesigned from top to bottom and is underpinned by an updated ladder-frame chassis. The new Scorpio will be fitted with revised body panels and will continue to feature the upright stance that has defined the vehicle over the years. The car is expected to get a longer wheelbase that will translate into roomier cabin space.
The car is expected to be powered by a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine that might produce up to 170 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is expected to come with a 6-speed manual transmission upon launch and might be followed with an automatic transmission later.
The 2020 Scorpio will go up against the likes of the Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. The new Scorpio is expected to be revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo and the launch will be followed thereafter.
2020 Mahindra Scorpio Interior
– The car is set to have a roomier cabin than the outgoing version thanks to the longer wheelbase
– It is underpinned by an updated ladder-frame chassis
– All the variants will come with forward facing seats due to recent government norms
Source – AutocarIndia.com