The alloy wheels of the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio Classic get a new design with a dual-tone finish
As Mahindra is gearing up to the launch the much-hyped Scorpio N day after tomorrow, it’s also busy readying its upcoming Scorpio Classic which, as per latest spy shots, might get a new set of alloy wheels.
For starters, Scorpio Classic is essentially the existing Scorpio albeit with some subtle updates. As per sources, the car will be stripped off some crucial features to make way for the Scorpio N.
The upcoming Scorpio Classic’s design is based on the first generation model’s third facelift that went on sale in 2014. Looking at the spy shots, the noticeable change is the removal of the signature mesh grille with vertical slats.
In its place, Mahindra has plonked in the upcoming Scorpio N’s overlapping checked grille that has thin vertical slats on angled horizonal strips. The front bumper has been completely redesigned.
The bottom skid plate is fully integrated with the bumper which has now lost most of its striking creases. The bumper got 2 projections on either side of the bottom grille which seems to be quite larger in size.
The fog lamp recesses are low in depth and lack proper detailing at least on what looks to be the base variant. It’s also devoid of fog lamps. Other than these, nothing much can be noticed on the outside.
However, the biggest update can be seen on the red test mule that looks like the top-end variant. It sports a new design for the alloy wheels. They get a dual-tone black and chrome finish and seem like diamond-cut units.
The upcoming Scorpio Classic might be available only in 2 variants – base (7-seater) and top-end (9-seater), probably S3+ and S11, and the spied test mules could be the same. The white mule might be the base model while the red 1 might be the top-end trim.
On the inside, the upcoming SUV is expected to be stripped off some high-end features like the intelligent 1-touch lane change, cruise control, connected features in infotainment system, etc. But nothing has been confirmed yet.
It will sport the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in 2 states of tune – 119 HP and 280 Nm mated to a 5-speed gearbox for the base variant, and 137 HP and 319 Nm mated to a 6-speed transmission for the top-spec variant.
Right now, the car 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 the top-end S11 variant, all prices, ex-showroom.
The Scorpio Classic is expected to retain the prices of the outgoing model. It might be launched in a few days or even along with the Scorpio N day after tomorrow.