Mahindra has kept the Scorpio purists happy with the unveil of the Scorpio Classic, gets a complete makeover
After running test mules for quite a long time, Mahindra has, now, satisfied Scorpio purists with the unveil of the all-new Scorpio Classic. It’s the successor to the outgoing Scorpio and will be on sale alongside the latest Scorpio N.
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. It also sports the brand’s new twin peaks logo.
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 new fog lamps, they, now, have unique LED DRLs which look cool.
The bottom grille has 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.
Even the sides have nice detailing. The brand new dual-tone Black and Silver 17-inch 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 leatherette steering gets a Gloss Black insert as against the Silver insert of the outgoing model.
The interiors feature a dual-tone Black and Beige finish with fabric upholstery, front arm rests, height adjustable driver seat, second row folding captain seats or fold and tumble single piece seat, second row AC vents, sunglass holder, and seat map pockets with mobile holders.
The centre console gets a dial-less full touch screen 9-inch infotainment system with a nice wood finish which is a big thumbs up. The screen looks intuitive. Rest all aspects of the interiors look same as the outgoing model.
The features on offer include phone mirroring, engine start stop, static bending headlamps, climate control, cruise control, remote central locking, gear shift indicator, 1 touch lane change indicator, 1 touch power window for driver with anti-pinch, tilt steering, and electric adjust ORVMs.
All the steering mounted audio and cruise controls have been retained. Even the AC controls have been retained. The safety features include side intrusion beams, ABS, driver and co-driver airbags, parking sensors, engine immobiliser, seat belt reminder, anti-theft warning, and auto door lock.
The outgoing Scorpio is available in 5 trims – S3+, S5, S7, S9, and S11 with prices starting from Rs. 13.54 lakhs for the base S3+ and going up to Rs. 18.62 lakhs for the top-end S11 variant, all prices, ex-showroom.
But, the Scorpio Classic 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 car’s type-approval certificate and the unit churns out the same figures as the Thar exerting 130 HP and 300 Nm.
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.
The launch and variant-wise price reveal will happen in around 10 days. The Scorpio Classic will compete against the likes of all the C+ and D segment 3-row SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio N, XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, and MG Hector Plus.