Using the details revealed by the first spy shots of the next-gen 2020 Mahindra Scorpio, IAB's master designer Shoeb Kalania has come up with a rendering to preview its new profile.
Seeing the changing trends and demands for the plusher, more sophisticated SUVs, Mahindra has finally decided to give the Scorpio a complete makeover which will fully transform the looks of it from bumper to bumper. The plan is to make it look radically different from the original model that was introduced in 2002, but there'll still be some traditional character left.
At the front, the rendering shows the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio with more contemporary headlamps, and spy shots have hinted a taller 7-slot radiator grille. Looked from the sides, while the outgoing model has a very upright stance, the all-new model will seem a little hunchback because of the slightly raked back glass, which is the trend among modern SUVs these days. Adding more to the new-age styling will be a noticeable rise in the beltline from the rear doors, the sportier alloy wheels and more pronounced wheel arches.
The side-profile will be tweaked courtesy new alloys, flared up wheel arches, and new belt line which has a more noticeable rise at the end of the rear doors. Rear overhang look stretched up which also hints at more space for rear passengers. Like the old model, the all-new model should feature a stepped roofline and Scorpio branding on the lower portion of the rear doors. At the rear, in addition to a redesigned tailgate with a more rakish glass, expect larger vertical tail lamps.
The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will be bigger than the current model, which measures 4,456 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width and 1,930 mm/1,995 mm height and has a 2,680 mm wheelbase. It will sit on an updated ladder-frame chassis that will underpin even the next-gen Mahindra Thar. Under the hood, there will be a 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be 80 kg lighter than the current model's 2.2-litre diesel engine. This engine will likely develop a maximum power of 160hp and be available with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission choices. There's no word on the availability of a 4WD system.
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