The previous generation Mahindra Scorpio will live on as the Scorpio Classic, and the official launch is slated for the 11th of August, 2022, which is just 2 days from now. The SUV will get a minor facelift and will serve as a more affordable Scorpio offering in the Indian market, where the Scorpio brand has humongous recall. It’ll be sold in two trims: S and S11, and there will be two seating configurations on offer: 7 seats and 9 seats. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic has already started reaching dealership stockyards across the country. Here’s a video that’ll give you a closer look at what the Scorpio Classic would look and feel like in base-trim.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic will be powered by the tried and tested 2.2 liter-4 cylinder mHawk turbocharged diesel engine that produces 130 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque. On whether Mahindra detunes this engine in the interest of better fuel efficiency is something we’ll be find out very soon.
A six speed manual gearbox is expected to drive the rear wheels of the Scorpio Classic. A four wheel drive transfer case is unlikely. The Scorpio Classic will roll out from Mahindra’s Nashik factory in Maharashtra.
Here’s a video that shows the top-end trim of the upcoming Scorpio Classic:
The Scorpio Classic’s pricing will be revealed on the day of launch, and the SUV is likely to be priced significantly lower than the just-launched Scorpio-N model, which starts from Rs. 11.99 lakh as introductory pricing. As for visual changes on the Scorpio Classic, the front grille is an all-new item, and the twin-peak Mahindra logo finds loud expression right up front.
The alloy wheels get a dual tone finish and so do the interiors of the SUV. A steering wheel gets the twin-peak logo while the dashboard gets a touchscreen infotainment as a touch of modernity. The twin pod instrument cluster, the large steering wheel with audio controls and cruise control, and twin airbags will be standard on the S11 trim.
Mahindra has received over 1 lakh bookings for the recently launched Scorpio-N, and waiting lists for the new SUV are likely to span a few months to a couple of years. Mahindra is likely to increase prices of the new Scorpio-N considering the massive demand.