The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is a facelifted version of the previous generation Scorpio which sold very well for the manufacturer.

HT Auto Desk

August 19, 2022, 6:56 p.m

Mahindra has made some cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades to the SUV.

Mahindra has announced the prices of its new Scorpio Classic, it will be sold in just two variants. There is an S, at a price 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and priced at S11 15.49 lakhs (ex-showroom). It is important to note that these prices are introductory and Mahindra may increase the price in the future. Mahindra didn’t just rebrand the previous generation Scorpio. Instead, they made some cosmetic as well as mechanical changes to the SUV.

Scorpio Classic retains the original silhouette of the iconic Scorpio. But Mahindra has made some changes. For example, the alloy wheels now get a diamond-cut finish, a new Mahindra twin-peak logo, a redesigned bumper and a new grille. At the rear, the black pillars above the taillights are now painted red. The SUV is sold in five color solutions. There’s Red Rage, Napoli Black, Dsat Silver, Pearl White and the newly introduced Galaxy Grey.

The Scorpio Classic will remain on sale alongside the Scorpio N.

The Scorpio Classic will remain on sale alongside the Scorpio N.

Inside, there’s a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs on Android. It also supports screen mirroring. The instrument panel has now received wooden inserts, and the interior is made in a black and beige combination. The steering wheel now gets a leatherette trim and piano black inserts. The seats are also new. They are made of fabric, but have received new patterns.

Mechanically, the engine is now built from aluminum. This helps to save weight, the new engine is 55 kg lighter than the previous one. It’s still a 2.2-liter diesel engine, but now it produces 132 hp. of maximum power and 300 Nm of maximum torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed cable-shift transmission that should have a lower throw than the previous one.

There are also some upgrades to the suspension settings. Mahindra has added MTV-CL shocks to all four struts. This should help with body handling and the suspension itself has been retuned. The manufacturer also worked on the steering system to make it easy to maneuver and drive.

Date of first publication: August 19, 2022, 6:29 PM IST

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