Mahindra is currently working on many next-generation SUVs for the Indian market. While we have already seen the all-new Thar testing under a heavy camouflage on the Indian roads, Mahindra is also working on the all-new Scorpio and all-new XUV 500. The brand recently launched the all-new Marazzo, all-new Alturas G4 and the all-new XUV 300 in the market. However, the future SUVs from Mahindra will get a brand-new, 2.0-litre diesel engine that is currently under development. This engine will make 160 BHP on the new Scorpio.
Mahindra is going to update the existing line-up to meet with the upcoming norms in the Indian markets. Indian market will soon get the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assesment Program (BNVSAP), which will ensure that all the vehicles launched in the Indian market meet the safety parameters. Next year, the Indian market will get new BS-VI emission norms. The new emission norms will skip one whole generation and will directly jump to the BS-VI levels from the current BS-IV levels. To meet the new emission norms, Mahindra is developing an all-new diesel engine that will power the future Mahindra cars.
New details on ACI reveal that the all-new 2.0-litre engine will be available in three states of tune and it will replace the current 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine from the market. The mid-spec variant, which will develop around 160 Bhp of maximum power will power the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio. It will be much more powerful than the current generation Mahindra Scorpio. Mahindra offers the 2.2-litre mHawk in 120 Bhp and 140 Bhp versions with the Scorpio. Mahindra XUV 500 gets 155 Bhp of power.
It is not yet known which vehicle will be launched first between the next-generation Scorpio and the all-new XUV 500 in the Indian market but most likely Mahindra will first launch the all-new Scorpio. The all-new 2.0-litre engine will also produce more torque but the exact figure is not known. Currently, the 2.2-litre generates a maximum torque of 320 Nm. Mahindra is expected to offer a 6-speed manual transmission with the upcoming Scorpio but there are strong chances that automatic version will be launched with the next-generation Scorpio. The demand for automatics have risen over time and Mahindra is expected to address that.
The all-new Scorpio is expected to carry the same butch image and the development of the vehicle has already started. It gets the codename Z101 and will be developed in Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre. It is the same centre that also conceptualised and design the Mahindra Marazzo. The new Scorpio will carry forward its iconic shape and is expected to become lighter in weight. Even the all-new 2.0-litre engine will shed as much as 80 kg of weight due to the all-aluminium construction.
The all-new Mahindra Scorpio is expected to be launch next year in the Indian market. Before that the all-new Mahindra Thar might launch in the market as it has already started the road testing. Even the Mahindra Thar is expected to get the all-new 2.0-litre engine but it will produce lower power than the Scorpio. It should be noted that even upcoming Mahindra XUV 500 will get the all-new 2.0-litre engine.