The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is a facelifted version of the older generation Scorpio. It will be offered in two variants. Ahead of the official debut, the new Scorpio Classic has started arriving at the dealerships, which is now revealing what changes have been made in it as compared to the earlier. Let’s take a look at its specifications.
This is the first mid-cycle update for the Mahindra Scorpio and the carmaker has kept the changes subtle while retaining the tall and butch stance of the SUV. While the projector headlamps with the integrated eyebrow-shaped elements are unaltered, the bumper has been reprofiled to include horizontal LED DRLs, smaller fog lamp housing, and a more prominent silver skid plate.
The 17-inch alloy wheels look stylish with the dual silver and black finish while the black roof rails and body-coloured wheel arches further add to the appeal. The posterior looks mostly unaltered with the only change being the vertical reflectors that are placed above the double D-shaped tail lamps. Also, it gets the ‘Scorpio Classic’ badge on the sideways opening tailgate along with a rear wiper and a footstep.
The dashboard follows the same dual-tone beige and black theme with the signature ‘Scorpio’ badge near the left aircon vent. The visual changes include swapping of silver accents with gloss black inserts on the dashboard, door pads, and the steering wheel. Further, the centre console gets a wooden element around the gear lever which is slightly tricky to notice in the darker black encasing.
The Classic gets a larger nine-inch infotainment system that replaces the older smaller unit. Unlike the earlier system which had physical control buttons, this is a full touchscreen unit with 16GB of internal storage. Additionally, it also supports phone mirroring, Bluetooth, Aux, and USB connectivity along with steering-mounted controls.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic continues to be offered only with a diesel engine. However, it is not the same motor as offered on the outgoing one. The Scorpio Classic is now powered by a Thar-sourced 2.2-litre mHawk 130 diesel engine that is lighter by 55kgs and churns out 130bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Sure, the power output is down by 7bhp and 19Nm, however, we expect it to be more frugal than the older motor. It is mated solely to a six-speed manual gearbox and there is no automatic transmission on offer.