Mahindra Scorpio Classic will make its debut on 12th August, 11:30 AM, gets new bumper mounted LED DRLs
Mahindra Scorpio Classic, the successor to the outgoing Scorpio, will be officially unveiled on 12th August at 11:30 AM. Ahead of the debut, the SUV has been revealed in full completely undisguised and there are many aspects to our liking.
First up, the front grille gets dual-tone Black and Chrome vertical slats overlapping the angled horizontal slates and the design reminds us of the newly-launched Scorpio N.
While the headlights and the bonnet air intake system look the same as before, the bumper housings have been completely redesigned. In addition to the fog lamps, they, now, have unique LED DRLs which look cool.
The bottom grille has also been redesigned and it sports a new Silver-finish skid plate. The attention to detail at the front is phenomenal on what is perceived to be a downgrade to pave way for the new Scorpio N.
Even the sides have nice detailing. The brand new dual-tone Black and Silver alloy wheels and door claddings add a lot of freshness. At the rear, the D-pillar mounted reflectors have made their way back. They were last seen 8 years ago.
The tail gate lacks chrome garnish seen on the outgoing model. The roof-mounted spoiler, rear wiper, tail lights, and bumper have been retained. The Scorpio Classic badging can be seen at the side in 3D Chrome.
On the inside, the steering gets a Gloss Black insert as against the Silver insert of the outgoing model. All the steering mounted controls have been nearly retained. Even the HVAC controls have been retained.
The centre console gets a dial-less full touch screen with a nice wood finish which is a big thumbs up. The screen could measure 9 inches and looks very intuitive. Rest all aspects of the interiors look same as the outgoing model.
As of now, the Scorpio is available in 5 trims – S3+, S5, S7, S9, and S11 with prices starting from Rs. 13.54 lakhs for the base S3+ variants and going up to Rs. 18.62 lakhs for the top-end S11 variant, all prices, ex-showroom.
But, the upcoming Scorpio Classic, as per a leaked type-approval certificate, will be available only in 2 trims – S and S11 which comprise of 5 variants – S MT 7S, S MT 9S, S11 MT 7S, S11 MT 9S, and S11 MT 7S CC. The S trim is the replacement for the S3+.
Fortunately, both the trims will get the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in the same state of tune as per the type-approval certificate and the unit churns out the same horsepower as the Thar exerting 130 HP.
But there’s neither AWD nor automatic option. Power is down by 7 HP from the outgoing Scorpio’s top-end variants that get a higher state of tune from the mHawk engine. The SUV will get a 6-speed manual gearbox.