The Mahindra Scorpio Classic SUV is finally here. Offered in two variants – the Classic S and the Classic S11, the prices of the updated Scorpio will be announced on August 20, 2022. However, unofficial bookings have already commenced across showrooms.
So, what’s new here? You may have to take a closer look to see the changes in the updated model. Part of which includes a refreshed front grille, which now comes with the ‘Twin Peaks’ logo. Then there’s also the redesigned front bumper, with a silver skid plate along with an updated fog lamp housing.
Looking from the side, you may have noticed that it continues to sport the same 17-inch alloy wheels, now with a diamond-cut finish. Dominating the back is the signature Tower LED tail-lamp set-up, synonymous with the Scorpio line.
While the cabin changes are kept to a minimum, the new Scorpio Classic does get a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Android connectivity and screen mirroring. Additionally, Mahindra has added some wood inserts near the dashboard and the centre console, while the steering wheel gets a leatherette finish.
The feature list consists of all the modern amenities such as cruise control, rear parking sensors, passenger AC vents and steering-mounted controls. Safety here is handled by two airbags, with promises of more in the coming future.
Mahindra will offer the Scorpio Classic in three different seating layouts – two 7-seater, and one 9-seater. One of the 7-seater options gets two captain seats in the second row, with a bench in the third row. Meanwhile, the other 7-seater option gets a bench in the middle with jump seats at the back. The 9-seater option though gets a bench in the second row, with jump seats for four in the last row.
Coming to the heart of the matter, the new Scorpio is powered by the new 2.2-litre Gen 2 mHawk engine which makes 134PS of power and 300Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual. Mahindra claims not only is the new engine 55kg lighter but also 14 per cent more efficient than before.
We, for one, can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new Scorpio. Until then, stay tuned!
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