Mahindra Scorpio Classic | Do We Still Need It?

Mahindra Scorpio Classic | Do We Still Need It?

Mahindra Scorpio has been a popular choice among Indian customers. Its muscular stance, powerful diesel engine, wide and spacious cabin, and good riding comfort have attributed to the success. However, with the launch of Scorpio N, everyone is speculating if Mahindra will continue or if Scorpio would be discontinued. This article deals with all such types of dilemmas, so read it till the end to know the answers to your queries.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic – Does India need it anymore?

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After the launch of Scorpio N, everyone is speculating if the original Scorpio will loose its legacy. The answer is a big NO. In fact, it has been renamed Mahindra Scorpio Classic and will be available in two variants. The entry-level Scorpio S 3 will now be renamed Scorpio S(base variant). Its second variant would be a top-spec S11 trim and will be loaded with lots of features.

Scorpio N or Scorpio Classic

Mahindra Unveils The New 2022 Scorpio-N

 Scorpio N, a Big Daddy of SUVs,  is a 7-seater SUV available in a price range of Rs. 11.99 – 19.49 Lakh. It is a premium product from Mahindra and is getting a good response from the audience. But Mahindra Scorpio Classic has also good reasons to stay back. It will have a 2.2-liter diesel engine, 140hp engine capacity, and 6-speed manual gearbox. But 4WD or automatic gearbox will not be available here.

Multiple cosmetic tweaks have been made to Mahindra Classic. Its grille and front bumper are the same as that of Scorpio N. The Scorpio Classic is positioned below the newer version. It will cater to the fleet and private segments. Unlike Scorpion N, Mahindra classic will offer two seating layouts. Seven or nine-seat layouts will be available in both variants.

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Why does India needs Scorpio Classic

Mahindra Scorpio Classic and Mahindra Scorpio N are two SUVs from the same brand but have different target audiences. We can understand this with the following details.

Scorpio N is a more premium product from the Indian automaker and will rival Tata Safari. While Scorpio Classic is an economy product with an expected starting price of Rs 10 lakhs.

Scorpio N is available with only forward-facing third-row seats. But Scorpio classic has side-facing jump seat options. This allows more accommodation which is a big advantage in tier ii and tier iii cities.

Scorpio N is positioned as a more premium product and will compete against SUVs  Tata Safari. But Scorpio Classic is an economy product with an expected starting price of Rs 10lakhs.

The popularity of Scorpio Classic can be seen by the fact that in spite of being eight years old, the automaker sold 38,696 units of the ‘Daddy of SUVs’, as they call it in FY22, i.e 3,000 units a month.

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Thus we can conclude with the following statement. Mahindra is all set to woo the urban dwellers with its new technology and features with the Scorpio N. But it will retain its tier ii and tier iii city buyers too through Scorpio classic!

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