The Mahindra Scorpio Classic has been officially unveiled and will be launched in India on August 20. It is being offered in two variants Classic S and Classic S11 with six colour options and one RWD diesel manual powertrain layout.
On the outside, the Scorpio Classic retains the design cues of the second-generation vehicle but with a new grille, wheels, and side and rear cladding. Inside, the overall layout and elements have been retained but you get a new steering, colour scheme and touchscreen infotainment system. For the first time, this version of the Scorpio will get a captain seat second with a bench design third row. However, you can also get a seven-seat version with side-facing seats in the third row or a nine-seat version with seats for four persons in the third row. The last is only available with the Classic S variant.
The diesel engine on offer is Mahindra’s 2.2-litre mHAWK CRDi unit that produces 130bhp/300Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed manual and with RWD only. When launched, it will be a rival for the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.