The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio interiors have been completely redesigned. It will be much more premium than the current Scorpio and will be better equipped as well.
The next-gen Mahindra Scorpio was spotted testing for the first time just a few days ago and now, there are fresh images of the interiors of the new Scorpio that have surfaced on the internet. The dashboard has been completely redesigned and it looks much more premium than before.
The dashboard on the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio interiors is much wider and taller than the dashboard on the current-gen Scorpio. There’s provision for a large infotainment screen on the center and most likely, it will use the same 9.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system we see on the Alturas G4. Lower spec variants could get a 7.0 inch infotainment system that is offered in the XUV300 and the Marazzo.
In fact, the new Scorpio will also share a lot of its switchgear with the Marazzo. The steering wheel, the gear lever, the control stacks and also the instrument cluster, will all likely be similar to the ones seen on the Marazzo. This is of course to keep costs on check. The new Scorpio will also have forward facing seats on all three rows as per government’s new safety norms.
Mahindra owns Italian design house Pininfarina but it is unknown if the latter had any influence in the exterior and interior design of the new Scorpio. However, what is known is that the new Scorpio has been conceptualised and shaped at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States, and has been engineered and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai.
The new Mahindra Scorpio has been redesigned completely from the grounds up. It sits on a freshly updated ladder-frame chassis and also gets all-new body panels. However, it retains its upright stance, something that has been its signature since it was introduced in 2002. It will also have a longer wheelbase which means it will be roomier on the inside as well.
The new Mahindra Scorpio will come with a new 2.0-litre BS6-compliant diesel engine that could churn out as much as 170hp and 400Nm of torque in top variants. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an automatic could be introduced some time into the future perhaps.
The new Scorpio will go against the likes of the MG Hector, the Tata Harrier, the Kia Seltos and also future SUVs coming from Maruti Suzuki and Ford. We can expect the new Scorpio to be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo and will probably go on sale at the end of 2020.