There is no doubt that the Mahindra Scorpio Classic is one of the Indian automaker's best-selling vehicles. The Classic edition of the SUV has continued to be a popular option among Indian buyers even after the arrival of the more expensive Scorpio N. At the time of launch, the tough SUV was available in two variants: S and S11. However, the mid-spec S5 model, which will fill the gap between the base and top-spec variations of the SUV, has now been added by the homegrown car manufacturer to its Scorpio line of models due to the significant price difference between the two variants. Since the Scorpio Classic S5 variation has long been rumoured, we now take a look at what the all-new variant of the popular SUV has to offer.
Mahindra Scorpio Classic S5: New Updates
Over the base-spec S model, this new mid-spec variation receives a few aesthetic upgrades. It features 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, body-coloured cladding with Scorpio badging on the doors, side steps, and roof rails from the top-spec S11 model. The new S5 moniker was seen on the model details sticker, although this version lacked a badge.
Mahindra Scorpio Classic S5: Features and Expected Price
There are currently no observable feature enhancements. It has the exact same set of features as the base-spec S model, which includes dual-front airbags, LED taillamps, halogen headlights, manual air conditioning, 2nd-row AC vents, as well as manually adjustable ORVMs.
Although no official pricing information is available yet, the SUV may fall in the price range of Rs 13.50 lakh and Rs 13.80 lakh. For reference, the S variant's price is Rs 12.99 lakh, while the S11 trim has a price tag of Rs 16.81 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
Mahindra Scorpio Classic S5: Engine and Gearbox
Coming to the powertrain details, the S5's 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine churns out 300Nm of peak torque and 130bhp of maximum power, the same as both of the other two models. However, there is no transfer case for 4x4 capabilities, no automatic gearbox, and no AWD.
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Mahindra Scorpio Classic S5: Market Rivals
In the Indian market, the Mahindra Classic S5 will go on to compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, the Skoda Kushaq, the Kia Seltos, the Toyota Hyryder, the Volkswagen Taigun, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.