The most affordable Mahindra Scorpio you can buy in India: What it’s like [Video]

Here is a walk-around video of the most affordable Mahindra Scorpio in India; It is none other than the Scorpio Classic base S variant; Priced at Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the SUV delivers the raw pleasure of a ladder frame SUV at an affordable price tag.

Mahindra reintroduced the OG Scorpio in India by the name of Scorpio Classic. The legendary nameplate was brought back to sell alongside the newly launched Scorpio N. Launched in August at a starting price of Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the updated ladder frame SUV is based on the previous generation model and carries some subtle cosmetic changes along with a few significant mechanical upgrades. Available in two variants, the base S and the top-spec S11, the Classic is still quite a popular choice amongst rural and sub-urban car buyers, all thanks to its butch and upright stance. Here is a YouTube video by ‘TeamAutoTrend’, showcasing the most affordable base S trim of the Scorpio Classic.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic S Variant: Exterior Styling, Interiors and Features

Being the most affordable Scorpio Classic S variant, it is quite evident it is just bare bones SUV with minimum equipment on offer. To begin with, the front and rear bumpers are finished in black, unlike the regular body-coloured ones. A similar sort of treatment is continued towards the side with an all-black wheel arch and side body cladding. Upfront, the four-wheeler gets the regular reflector-type halogen headlight setup and it misses out on the LED DRLs and fog lamps from the S11 trim. The grille is a simple blacked-out unit housing Mahindra’s new ‘Twin Peak’ logo.

The most affordable Mahindra Scorpio you can buy in India: What it’s like [Video]

The signature hood scoop of the Scorpio Classic is not functional, however, it still gets the hydraulic struts. Towards the sides, black colour door handles and ORVMs along with the fender-mounted indicator gives a rather simple appeal to the SUV. The side profile misses out on 17-inch alloy wheels, side steps as well as roof rails. The steel wheels are 17-inch units shod with Bridgestone Ecopia 235/65 R17 tyres. The rear profile gets the Scorpio’s signature tower tail lamps set up with the use of basic halogen lights. Apart from this, there’s nothing special as the base trim misses out on the roof spoiler as well as the rear wiper and defogger.

Inside the cabin, the base trim features the new two-tone beige-and-black interior theme. Apart from this, the instrument cluster is quite simple and it uses the same steering wheel unit embossed with the new logo. It doesn’t get the basic bells and whistles which you would expect from a Rs. 12 lakh vehicle such as an infotainment system, electronically adjustable ORVMs, front armrest and more. The power window controls are located in the centre console as opposed to their normal positioning on the door pads in the top-end trim.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic S Variant: Powertrain

Under the hood, Classic is powered by the GEN-2 mHawk diesel engine producing 130 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Mahindra doesn’t offer automatic and 4X4 in the Scorpio Classic.