Accordingly the last six months have been action packed for Mahindra. The car maker is readying a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will comply with the upcoming Bharat Stage VI emission norms, and this unit is also likely to make its way into the engine bay of the new Mahindra Scorpio.
Of the three, the mid-spec, 160hp version of this engine said to weigh 80kg less than the outgoing 2.2-litre mHawk unit will likely power the next-gen Scorpio. Along with the hike in power, the 2.0-litre diesel will also likely bring more torque to the table, with an output higher than the 320Nm generated by the current-gen Scorpio’s mHawk engine. In addition to a 6 speed manual, Mahindra could also look at offering an automatic gearbox on the new Scorpio as demand for ATs continues to grow.
According to company sources, the new Mahindra Scorpio (codenamed Z101) will be the second product after the Marazzo to be conceptualized and shaped at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre. To be engineered and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley, in Chennai, the new Scorpio will remain a body on frame SUV like the current model, but with updated underpinnings. It’s expected to sit lower than the current Scorpio, but should retain its beefy and imposing look on the whole, seeing as that is a draw for most Scorpio buyers.