2022 Mahindra Scorpio Classic: exterior design highlights, interior, mechanical updates


The new SUV is a bit more than a mere badge-swap job on the outgoing Scorpio.

Mahindra is all set to launch the Scorpio Classic, and just weeks before that, the SUV has been spotted at a dealership, revealing its design and features. The outgoing Scorpio has been rebranded as the Scorpio Classic and will be sold alongside the new Scorpio N.

  • Scorpio Classic to get a bigger touchscreen infotainment system
  • Could be launched in the coming weeks

New Mahindra Scorpio Classic: exterior design highlights

Although largely unchanged, the new Scorpio will sport a new design for the front grille in a black and chrome finish, and it also gets a faux skid plate. Furthermore, it will also feature the new Mahindra ‘Twin Peaks’ logo all around, including on the 17-inch alloy wheels. And speaking of the wheels, they will sport a dual-tone finish, which were also used in the outgoing Scorpio. The base model, the Scorpio Classic S, makes do with steel wheels. 

Base model of the Scorpio Classic gets steel wheels

New Mahindra Scorpio Classic: interior updates

One of the biggest changes in the Scorpio Classic is the introduction of a larger touchscreen infotainment system. While the original Scorpio had physical buttons and knobs surrounding the touchscreen, the new one only gets touch-sensitive control on the left of the screen. The HVAC controls remain the same as in the previous model. The base model of the Scorpio Classic will come without any infotainment system.

The Scorpio Classic will get a bigger touchscreen infotainment system

Additionally, Mahindra has added dark-finish wooden inserts in the centre console, while the dashboard gets piano-black-finish inserts. The Scorpio Classic also borrows the manual gear lever knob from new Mahindra models such as the XUV700, Scorpio N and the Thar. Furthermore, the steering wheel is the same as before, but it now features the new logo of the carmaker.

New Mahindra Scorpio Classic: mechanical updates, launch

As per our dealer sources, the upcoming Scorpio Classic will get a rehauled suspension set-up. This will help reduce the body roll and improve the top-heavy handling, both of which the original Scorpio was infamous for. In our review of the previous model, we’d pointed out that the SUV, “riding on a relatively narrow track, rolls quite a bit through corners, dives under braking and rocks a bit from side to side”. Thus it will be interesting to see just how much of an improvement Mahindra has managed to make with the older platform.

The Scorpio Classic could hit the markets in the coming weeks. 

Also see:

2022 Mahindra Scorpio Classic to be sold in two variants

Mahindra Scorpio N gets 1 lakh bookings within 30 minutes

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