2020 Mahindra Scorpio Test Mule On Fire, Literally!

Published On November 15, 2019 03:00 PM By Dhruv.A Attri for Mahindra Scorpio at CarDekho.com

Initial reports suggest that no one was injured

  • 2020 Mahindra Scorpio prototype catches fire while undergoing tests.

  • Driver of the test mule saw smoke emanating from the engine bay and left the vehicle for safety.

  • Second-gen Scorpio is likely to be based on the new Thar’s platform. 

  • A new BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine is expected to replace the 2.2-litre unit. 

  • It could debut at the 2020 Auto Expo.

Mahindra has been testing the second-gen Scorpio for quite some time now. Earlier spy shots might have given us glimpses of the exterior or interior details, but a new video reveals a dramatic turn of events. 

A 2020 Scorpio prototype undergoing tests caught fire due to an unknown reason. Whether it was a short circuit, engine or component malfunction, or something else is yet to be ascertained. Thankfully, the reports suggest that no one was injured in the incident. 

The 2020 Mahindra Scorpio could make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo along with next-gen Thar. The Scorpio is likely to get a new ladder-frame chassis that could make it bigger and more spacious than the existing model. The newScorpio is expected to ditch the boxy profile of the current SUV for more curves.  

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Under its hood, expect to find Mahindra’s new 2.0-litre diesel engine that is likely to make more power than the existing 2.2-litre unit. Given the slight increase in interest for petrol-powered SUVs, another 2.0-litre petrol unit could make its way under the hood of the next-gen Scorpio. 

The interior spy shots of the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio reveal that it could be packing a bigger touchscreen than the existing 7-inch screen. Other cabin upgrades could include a dual-tone dashboard and forward-facing third-row seats to meet new safety norms. 

The Scorpio’s new avatar should feel a lot more modern when it takes on its similarly priced monocoque rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks and Kia Seltos. Currently, it is priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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