Mahindra Scorpio Classic to launch soon; Spotted testing on the roads

Mahindra will soon bring the all-new Scorpio-N to the Indian market. However, the good old current-generation Scorpio will continue to be available in the Indian market as Scorpio Classic. Mahindra has been testing the facelifted version of the current-generation Scorpio since last year. Here are the latest spy pictures that show the upcoming car from all around.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic to launch soon; Spotted testing on the roads

The images from Zigwheels show the Scorpio Classic with minimal camouflage. The pictures show that there will not be any major changes in the current-generation Scorpio. It will look very similar to the current version but will get a few cosmetic updates that will keep the SUV fresh in the market.

In terms of looks, the spy shot suggests that this version of Scorpio will come with a revised front fascia with a new front grille and bumper. Apart from that, not many changes are expected to be there on the outside. The cabin layout on the inside will continue to be the same as well, with the lower-spec variant getting only the essential features.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic to launch soon; Spotted testing on the roads

Same mHawk diesel engine

This facelifted version of the current-gen Mahindra Scorpio will get the 120 bhp version of the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which makes 140 bhp of power in higher variants of the Scorpio. The engine pumps out a torque output of 280 Nm and is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive as standard.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic to launch soon; Spotted testing on the roads

Currently, the base-spec version of the Mahindra Scorpio starts for Rs 12.77 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which is expected to see a minor hike with this new facelift. This facelift might be available in only the range-starting trims, as the all-new Scorpio is already on its way as a more premium and urban-looking SUV as compared to the current model.

We have seen several examples of such a thing in the past, which manufacturers like Fiat, Ford and Honda executing this trick to not part with their well-selling models. Fiat continued to sell old-gen Linea as Linea Classic after the arrival of the new facelifted Linea, and Ford did the same by renaming the old Fiesta as Classic after bringing in the all-new generation Fiesta. Even Honda is doing the same by selling both fourth-generation and fifth-generation models of the City side-by-side, with the former only available in lower-spec variants.

Mahindra Scorpio-N

Mahindra will introduce the all-new Scorpio-N by next month in the Indian market. The all-new car is much bigger in size compared to the current-generation Scorpio and will offer a host of new features. The new Scorpio N will also become more powerful and will offer both petrol and diesel engine options.

Shantonil Nag

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