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Indian car manufacturer Mahindra has unveiled the Scorpio Classic SUV. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic maintains the design of the previous-gen Scorpio buts gets a few updates regards to styling and equipment. The new Scorpio Classic is offered in two variants - S and S11.
Mahindra Scorpio Classic Specs & Dimensions
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is in essence a re-badged version of the previous Scorpio with a few upgrades. Mechanically the SUV remains mostly the same though it loses the option of an automatic transmission.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is powered by the carmaker's tried and tested 2nd-gen 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine found on the new Thar and the lower-spec version of the Scorpio-N.
The new mHawk engine produces 130bhp at 3,750rpm and 300Nm of peak torque between 1,600 and 2,800rpm and is 55kg lighter than its predecessor.The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox which features a cable shift setup.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is 4,456mm long, 1,820mm wide, and 1,995mm tall. The wheelbase of the Mahindra Scorpio Classic is 2,680mm long.
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic features a ladder frame with a double-wishbone front suspension setup and a multi-link setup at the rear. Mahindra claims to have tuned the Scorpio Classic's suspension setup so that the it rolls less improving high speed stability. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 235/65 R17 tyres.
Mahindra Scorpio Classic Design & Features
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic features a few tweaks compared to the previous-gen Scorpio. These changes come in the form of projector headlamps (with LED eyebrows) that flank the new six-slat grille of the Scorpio Classic which sports the new Mahindra logo at its centre. Also seen is a reprofiled front bumper which hosts the new horizontal LED daytime running lights. The bumper also features new housings for the fog lamps.
The sides remain mostly unchanged except for the new 17-inch, black and silver, diamond cut, 5-spoke alloy wheels found on the higher S11 spec version of the Scorpio Classic. The rear section of the Scorpio retains the previous-gen SUV's vertical taillights but features new 'Scorpio Classic' badging.
Step inside the new Scorpio Classic and you'll find it to be mostly unchanged. New items on the inside come in the form of a 9-inch infotainment display which is surrounded by plastic painted to look like finished wood. This faux wood panelling extends over the central tunnel section around the gear lever.
The higher-spec Classic S11 sports fabric seat upholstery while the regular variant gets vinyl. Also seen on the new Scorpio Classic is an HVAC system with rear vents and automatic temperature control. The new Scorpio is offered in both 7 and 9-seater variants
Thoughts About The Mahindra Scorpio Classic
The Mahindra Scorpio Classic, while essentially a rebadged version of the previous-gen SUV, brings with it an interesting set of features that should make it a very viable option considering it is going to sit below the new Scorpio-N in Mahindra's lineup.