The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is available in two variants.
Mahindra recently unveiled the Scorpio Classic, which features the same styling as the last-gen Scorpio but gets an updated engine under the hood, a new suspension setup, and a few extra features. Mahindra has also simplified the lineup, and now, only two variants are being offered – S Diesel and S11 Diesel. Let’s quickly go through the updates first.
Perhaps the most important update on the Scorpio Classic is that it now gets multi-link rear suspension, Multi Tuning Valve - Concentric Land (MTV-CL) shock absorbers on both ends, and a double-wishbone front suspension. All this should make the Scorpio Classic a lot nicer to drive, giving it reduced body roll and better ride quality.
Powering the Scorpio Classic is the second-gen mHawk diesel engine, which it shares with the Scorpio-N. The engine produces 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. Aside from being more refined and lighter than the engine in the previous Scorpio, it is also said to be 14% more fuel efficient and comes mated to a new six-speed manual transmission with Cable Shift technology for better shifts. There’s no automatic on offer. The Scorpio Classic is RWD-only.
The Scorpio Classic also gets a few cosmetic updates, including the tower taillamps, which first appeared on the Scorpio in 2006, the new Twin Peaks logo, and new diamond cut alloys (on the S11 variant). Inside, there’s a new 9-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and screen mirroring, although it misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The S11 variant also gets cruise control and automatic climate control.
The Scorpio Classic gets three seating layouts. The first is a seven-seat layout with a bench middle row and seating for two via side-facing jump seats at the back (2+3+2). The other seven-seat layout (S11 only) has captain seats in the middle row and a bench third row (2+2+3). There is also a nine-seat variant with a bench middle row and seating for four at the rear via side-facing jump seats (2+3+4).
The base Scorpio Classic costs Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), while the top-spec S11 costs Rs 15.49 lakh. The former gets none of the feature upgrades, but it does get the new mechanical components, along with some cosmetic updates. The S11, even at Rs 15.49 lakh, is one of the more capable SUVs in that price bracket in terms of handling the rough stuff.