The Scorpio has been the best selling SUV for Mahindra and one of the most common SUVs on our roads too. Launched back in 2002, the current generation Scorpio is the result of the SUVs evolution over the past decade. A new generation model is in developments now and it has been spotted testing a few times lately. Mahindra will launch this new generation model of the Scorpio next year but till now, the design of the SUV has not been revealed except for the idea we got from the heavily camouflaged test mules. However, the renders below of the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio by IAB show the SUV from the front, rear and side and give a hint of how the next-gen model of one of the most popular Indian SUVs may turn out to be.
This render shows the possible rear-end design of the 2020 Scorpio and it is pretty impressive, to say the least. It gets new tail lamps that are larger but have a somewhat similar design as the current-gen model, albeit they look much modern and could be all LED units. the bumper design and tailgate design is also different while the profile suggests that the new Scorpio will be taller and wider than the outgoing mode.
This render shows the possible front end design of the Scorpio and it looks pretty realistic too. The grille design has been kept typically Mahindra-like though the design has been changed for a more mature lool. The bumper has been redesigned as well and the bottom end now features a brushed scuff plate for added visual drama. The headlamps look similar to the current model but have been tweaked to look more interesting and feature LED elements. Moving to the next render, it shows the side profile of the vehicle and the one thing that is clearly evident by glancing at it is that the size of the vehicles has been increased. The C-pillar gets an XUV500 like kink and it runs on nice-looking rims which add to the overall appeal.
Much details about the upcoming 2020 Scorpio are not out yet but from what we know, it will retain the seven seat layout and front-facing seats for all passengers could be offered. Powering the SUV will be a Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with up to 160 Bhp of peak power, though lower variants could get a lower tuned engine. The same engine will also be found under the hood of the new 2020 Thar and the XUV500 as well. The engine will get a 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options. A four-wheel-drive layout will be offered on specific variants, along with a low and high range transfer case.