Mahindra and Mahindra has already gone global, exporting many of its products outside the country. Keeping global markets in mind, Mahindra will be developing the all-new Scorpio, which is expected to be unveiled in 2020.
The company plans to sell the next generation model in the American and European markets, which means the product will have to be of global standards. Work has already begun at the company’s technical center in North America. The center will be responsible for making the concept design, post which the R&D will be done at the company’s facility outside Chennai. Currently, the company has a huge technical center outside Chennai, called the Mahindra Research Valley which caters to all engineering related work for their products.
The internal codename for the new Scorpio is Z101, and it will most likely be based on the same architecture the current model is based on, although it will be enhanced and improved. It will have an all-new design, something that the company has already begun working on. The company is in process of making a family look, which will be spread over the whole portfolio.
In an interview to ET Auto, Rajan Wadhera, president of automotive division at Mahindra said that development of the new model had already begun, but decided not to provide any more information about the product. He also emphasised on the larger usage of the R&D ecosystem in the US. He went on to say the following:
If a guy at 50 years with 20 patents to his name and having done 10 models in the last 20 years, two with Ford, three with GM and four with Chrysler, he would know product development obviously better than a graduate engineer with 10 years’ experiences having done one product or two at best.
Since global markets will require a pick up truck as well, the same is also being developed, and may make it to the Indian market too, since the recently launched Isuzu V Cross has been fairly successful.
No more information on the vehicle is there currently though.