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This Is The Most Affordable New Mahindra Scorpio You Can Buy In India: Walkaround Video

2024 mahindra scorpio classic base variant

Launched way back in 2002 as a Tata Safari killer, the Mahindra Scorpio has always been a popular choice among Indian consumers. Currently, Mahindra sells the Scorpio in two versions: the Scorpio Classic, which follows the retro design and maintains the essence of the original Scorpio, and the Scorpio-N, which is a much more modern, feature-loaded SUV. Today, we are going to cover the most affordable variant in the Scorpio lineup, which is the Scorpio Classic S trim.

The video uploaded by MRD Cars shows the base trim of the Scorpio Classic from inside and out. Mahindra offers Scorpio Classic in two variants only: S and S11. The S11 offers six- and seven-seater options, while the S offers seven- and nine-seater configurations. The car shown in the video is finished in a beautiful shade of white.

Starting with the exterior, the SUV has a boxy and bold design. However, the S variant may not look good to most because of its blacked out bits. Black plastic bumpers, body cladding, a door handle, and fender-mounted turn indicators give the SUV a “cheap” vibe. Headlamps are reflector-based halogen units, and the fog lamps are missing. The iconic Scorpio air intake in the bonnet gives the SUV a very robust look.

Coming to the side profile, there’s nothing much to talk about. The plastic body cladding and door handles pop out at first glance. People opting for the S variant usually get these painted in their body colour. Notably, Mahindra has provided ORVMs finished in piano black. The SUV comes equipped with 17-inch steel rims.

This Is The Most Affordable New Mahindra Scorpio You Can Buy In India: Walkaround Video

The SUV’s rear profile features vertically placed halogen taillamps with integrated indicators inspired by the original Scorpio. The rear spoiler and roof rails, both of which are offered in the S11 variant, are major missing bits. Two reverse parking sensors are offered for added convenience.

Being the base model, the SUV is quite basic when it comes to the feature-set. Mahindra does not even offer centre locking and remote lock/unlock in this variant. Stepping inside the cabin, the seats come with pre-installed leatherette seat covers. The dashboard is quite plain and simple.

A lack of features is evident here:

• No bottle holders
• No steering-mounted controls
• No infotainment system
• No speakers
• No electrically adjustable or foldable mirrors
• No auto-AC

The centre console houses the controls for all four windows. Nothing fancy is offered. Although the SUV has all four power windows, there are no controls on the rear doors. A key highlight is the seat’s thigh support, which is great for tall passengers.

The Scorpio has no direct competitors as there are no Ladder-on-Frame SUVs available in this price segment but price wise it competes with Scorpio-N, Mahindra Thar, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and more.

The SUV is equipped with a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine that pumps out 130 bhp and 300 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. No AWD or 4WD is offered, and there is no option for a petrol engine or an automatic transmission. The 2.2-litre engine is paired with a 6-speed manual. The Scorpio Classic S Trim is priced at Rs. 13.5 lakhs (ex-showroom), and it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth it or not.