Mahindra launches the Scorpio N on June 27. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic SUV. The homegrown manufacturer will not discontinue the current Scorpio. Instead, they are expected to give it a mild facelift and rename it Scorpio Classic. Now the Scorpio N and Scorpio Classic have been spotted together.
In the pictures we can see that both SUVs are parked together. The first thing you notice is that the Scorpio N is larger than the current Scorpio. It also has more road presence and a butch design.
The Scorpio Classic gets redesigned bumpers. The grille is also new and has some elements of the Scorpio N. So there are 6 vertical slats on the grille. As of now, it is unknown whether Mahindra will be using their new twins peak logo on the Scorpio N or not.
However, it appears that the Scorpio Classic has the twins-peak logo. The manufacturer has already unveiled the Scorpio N design and we do know that it will get the new logo just like the XUV700.
There are no changes on the outside. It has black plastic covering the entire length of the car. There are black door handles and door mirrors and the roof rails are also missing. Considering that the bumper is also black, it looks like this is the new base variant of the Scorpio Classic.
Mahindra is not expected to update the Scorpio Classic’s engine or gearbox. The interior is also expected to remain the same, as is the exterior.
The Scorpio N is the next generation of the Scorpio. It will be placed between the Thar and XUV700. The price of the Scorpio N has not yet been announced. The SUV is expected to be offered in three seat configurations. The basic variant comes with a center-row bench seat and side-facing jump seats in the third row. Then there are forward-facing seats in the third row and a bench seat in the second row. Finally, the top variants get forward-facing third-row seats and second-row captain’s seats.
The interior is now finished in a brown and black theme, giving the cabin a chic look. Many components are borrowed from the MX variant of the XUV700. The analog instrument panel, multifunction steering wheel and steering levers are therefore the same as those of the XUV700.
The dashboard is all new and includes a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is two-zone climate control, keyless entry, push button to start/stop the engine, cruise control, electric sunroof and much more.
Mahindra will offer the Scorpio N with a petrol and a diesel engine. Both engines are from the Thar and the XUV700. Both engines will be offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Mahindra will also offer a 4×4 drivetrain with the Scorpio N.