Scorpio will be bigger, with changes.

Some changes will be big – like a forward-facing third row.

Other changes will be incremental, like a bigger touchscreen infotainment screen.

It will be powered by a 2-liter diesel engine.

Mahindra’s Scorpio is going to undergo a significant change headed into 2020 because it has to meet new crash safety norms along with the BS-Vi emission norms as well. A few of the changes were on display when a test mule was spied recently.

The 2020 Scorpio will grow bigger, but one of the biggest dimension changes is the rear overhang. This change is precipitated by the fact that the third row will be forward-facing for the first time in the Scorpio’s history. This will also reduce the official passenger-carrying capacity by one passenger. This has been done to enable the Scorpio to meet the new Global NCAP crash safety regulations.

The things that don’t seem to have much of an upgrade are the instrument cluster, steering wheel, and the switches. The touchscreen infotainment system, however, will get a big upgrade. It will be larger and offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2020 Mahindra Scorpio Interior Spied

Along with the larger screen, the high-end variants might also get a digital instrument cluster. The touch and feel of the materials in the cabin, especially the dashboard, will be revised to offer a more premium experience. The colors of the upholstery will also be changed.

A new 2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel will power the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio, as it will the Thar. It will be mated to a manual gearbox for sure, but the automatic variant of the Scorpio will get a much more modern gearbox compared to the current one.

2020 Mahindra Scorpio Interior

The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 in February, along with the new Thar. It doesn’t have any real direct competition at the price, because all the other SUVs in the same price bracket are monocoque-based soft-roaders with not as much off-road capability as the ladder frame Scorpio.

Nevertheless, the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Duster will all be available at a similar price as the new Scorpio.

Source – GaadiWaadi

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