The Scorpio Classic has been introduced, and it now features a number of updates in addition to the new Mahindra logo. Mahindra has sold a lot of the Scorpio over the past 20 years since it first became available in India. There will be two trim levels available for the Scorpio Classic: Classic S and Classic S11. The new Scorpio Classic first resembles the previous model quite a bit. Mahindra has updated the front grille with the new “Twin Peaks” badge, however. Additionally, the front bumper has been altered and now features a silver skid plate in addition to a brand-new fog light housing.
The 17-inch alloy wheels on the Scorpio Classic have the same profile as the current Scorpio, but now have a diamond-cut finish. On the doors, Mahindra has added dual-tone panelling. With the exception of the Tower LED taillamps, which have changed from being black to red, the Scorpio Classic’s rear has remained largely intact. Even inside, there have been very few changes since the incoming Scorpio. It receives a new Android-based, 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes screen mirroring.
Wooden inlays have been added to the centre console and dashboard, and the steering wheel now has a leatherette surface. The Scorpio Classic’s interior is black and beige rather than the grey and black of the earlier model. Three different seating arrangements for the Mahindra Scorpio Classic are available: two 7-seaters and one 9-seater. The other 7-seater variant has a bench in the second row and jump seats for two in the third, as opposed to one that has two captain’s chairs in the second row and a bench in the third. In contrast, the 9-seater has a bench in the second row and four jump seats in the back.
The Scorpio Classic is equipped with cruise control, rear parking sensors, second-row AC vents, and steering-mounted controls. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic will come standard with two airbags, and the automaker has promised that more airbags would be fitted later to meet the new safety standards. The body-on-frame SUV is powered by a new 2.2-liter, turbo-diesel Gen 2 mHawk engine that produces 132 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. It transfers power to the rear wheels using a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra claims that the upgraded engine is 55 kg lighter than the previous model and has a 14 percent increase in fuel efficiency. The Scorpio Classic has many modifications to enhance its handling. Mahindra has enhanced the SUV’s high speed handling, increased roll stiffness to lessen body roll, and updated the steering input.