Economic Times Auto reported that the Mahindra Z101, fourth generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in the domestic market in 2020. Also, it will be launched in the international markets. The company’s North American Technical Center (NATC) is working on the future Scorpio, which will be redesigned based on the advanced architecture of the existing model and featured the new design layouts and features.
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The integration and testing of the product to be handled by the Resource & Development centre in Chennai Mahindra Research Valley. A few of the reports stated that the future generation Scorpio to be based on the ladder-frame platform. The new SUV will get the advanced telematics, safety features and exterior styling.
The future generation Scorpio will be offered as an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and the pickup truck to target the North American Market. Speaking of the engines, it will be offered by the both four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, which will be mated with the either manual or automatic transmissions.
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Some reports recommended that the new Scorpio diesel will be available with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine rated at a 128bhp power and 280Nm torque. The new Scorpio will receive the 4-wheel drive system for the international markets.
It is the second project from Mahindra’s Technical Center in North America and the product will hit the market in 2020.
According to the fresh reports, the Mahindra Scorpio 1.99L is now offered with the Intelli-Hybrid system and the model is expected to cost around Rs. 9.35lakhs on the base variant in ex-showroom of Delhi. Mahindra Scorpio 1.99-litre is especially available in the Delhi and NCR regions due to the ban of over 2000cc diesel vehicle’s registration. To overcome the disaster, Mahindra has been introduced the regular Scorpio with the downsized engine.
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The 1.99-litre mHawk engine is available in the Scorpio variants of S4, S4+, S6+, S8 and S10 and now the Intelli-hybrid technology is offered on all trims. With the hybrid system, the buyers will get the five percent of concessional VAT that is equal to get the benefit of just Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 90,000 price based on the trim. As per the report, the base variant to reduce its price around Rs. 64,000 under the tax incentive offered by the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP).
The Scorpio Hybrid is powered by the 1997cc mHawk turbo diesel engine with the maximum output of 120PS power and 140Nm torque. While the 2.2-litre engine generates the similar outputs in the regular Scorpio. The small engine based Scorpio is available in the single drive system of front-wheel drive, but the Scorpio 2.2-litre is offered in 2WD and 4WD drive systems.
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The Scorpio automatic variants are not offered with the Intelli-hybrid, which comprises brake energy recuperation, start-stop and a larger capacity battery. Additionally, the starter motor is featured by Scorpio hybrid and working as an alternator as well as a motor to provide the mild electrical boost depending on the driving conditions. The hybrid car is claimed to reduce up to 7 percent fuel consumption than the regular ones.
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Mahindra will most probably introduce the same hybrid system on its product’s range in the future after reviewing the response rate of Scorpio 1.99l Intelli-hybrid in Delhi.
The utility vehicle maker, Mahindra has been launched the Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid version based on the top-end variant, Scorpio S10 2WD. The Scorpio hybrid version is priced at Rs. 12.84 lakh in ex-showroom of Navi Mumbai. The new Scorpio model has reduced its fuel consumption by up to 7 percent and continued with the same diesel engine of 2.2L mHawk, which is paired to the standard manual gearbox.
The current selling models of Scorpio featured with the Mahindra’s micro hybrid system that includes basic auto start and stop feature. Now, the Scorpio models with 2.2litre mHawk engine offered with the Intelli-hybrid. The top to lower versions are S10 4WD, S10 2WD, S8, S6+, S4+ 4Wd, S4+ and S4.
The Scorpio 1.99l mHawk models specially designed for Delhi NCR, Scorpio automatic and base version S2 with the 2.5-litre m2DICR engine, are not featured the new Intelli-hybrid system, which features brake energy recuperation, auto start and stop, a starter motor, a larger battery with high capacity. The starter motor works as an alternator or a motor to give a little bit of electric boost in driving condition.
The Intelli-Hybrid system is the best advantage for the Mahindra Scorpio to increase the product range or SUV range in the market. The company has taken the tax incentives from the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) with the Intelli-Hybrid system. Moreover, the diesel powered Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid models exempted from the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s order. The remaining list of specifications, in terms of interior design, exterior, and equipment borrow from the existed models.