The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio Z101 has been spotted on test for the first time.
Since the launch of the first generation Scorpio in 2002, it has made a name for itself in the market. Mahindra has seen steady sales with the Scorpio since its inception and looks to add to it with the next generation model coming next year.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio (codenamed Z101) will continue to be underpinned by a ladder-frame chassis that will be shared with the upcoming Thar. The Scorpio will get an all new bodywork and will continue to have the tall stance that it has been famed for. The SUV gets an upright front grille design and the new bodywork will comply with pedestrian safety norms that will come into effect on 1st October, 2020.
The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio gets bulkier shoulder lines that run through the side of the car. It will have a longer wheelbase as suggested by the longer doors. This would translate into a roomier cabin and better legroom, one of the biggest gripes with the vehicle. At the rear, it looks like it will feature the upright tail-lamp design and a side-hinged door. The rear is also complemented by the thicker and bulkier rear bumpers that add character to the rear profile. The new Scorpio will also have a lower ground clearance than before as suggested by some reports.
Mahindra will fit the next-gen Scorpio with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that is expected to produce 170 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. The motor will be BS6 compliant and will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. An automatic gearbox is also expected to be offered after some time. The next generation Scorpio will go head-to-head against the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Kia SP2i while being the only body-on-frame chassis SUV in its segment as Tata Motors plans to discontinue the Scorpio’s arch rivals by not updating them in compliance with the upcoming BS6 emission norms.
2020 Mahindra Scorpio Z101
– The SUV will get better legroom and a roomier cabin
– It will share its chassis with the upcoming 2020 Thar
– The engine will be BS6 compliant and will come in various tuning set-ups
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