Indian utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra has recently launched the new Scorpio Classic in India. Actually, this new Mahindra Scorpio is a rebadged version of the old-generation Scorpio itself. It will be offered in two variants and will be sold alongside the recently launched Mahindra Scorpio-N. Let’s take a look at its specifications.
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.
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 starting price of this new SUV has been kept at Rs 11.99 lakh. This price is for the base S variant. At the same time, the price of its S11 variant has been kept up to Rs 15.49 lakh.