Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – Which one Should you buy?

So, should you choose the Scorpio-N or the recently unveiled Scorpio Classic if you’re in the market for a new SUV?

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – DIMENSIONS

Mahindra Scorpio ClassicMahindra Scorpio-N
Fuel-tank capacity60-litre60-litre

The table above shows how much larger the new Scorpio-N is than the Scorpio Classic in terms of size. The Scorpio-N is undoubtedly a roomy SUV thanks to the additional dimensions. That being said, it should be noted that the Scorpio Classic is just as roomy.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – EXTERIORS

Both the Scorpio-N and the Scorpio Classic maintain the upright SUV stance in full force. To give the Scorpio-N a more upscale appearance, the headlamp, bumper grille, and fog lamp housing have all been modified. In contrast, the Scorpio Classic’s front fascia has undergone minor changes. The Scorpio Classic has a new six-slat grille design that also contains the new twin-peak logo design. The DRL housing unit has also been updated.

The air scoop on the bonnet has been kept on the Scorpio Classic, although it is absent from the Scorpio-N. The Scorpio’s side profile was always embellished with false body cladding and protruding wheel arches. However, Mahindra has adopted a different strategy with the Scorpio-N, which features minimal claddings and pronounced character lines that run the whole length of the SUV. With the exception of small changes like new dual-tone alloy wheels and “Scorpio Classic” badge inserts, the Scorpio Classic’s side and rear profiles have not changed.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – ENGINE

Similar engine choices are available for the Scorpio-N as for the Thar and XUV700. This includes the 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine and the 2.0-liter turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. With manual and automatic transmissions, the former generates a maximum power of 203 horsepower and a maximum torque of 370 Nm/380 Nm, respectively.

The latter diesel option comes in two distinct tuning levels. It is capable of producing 132 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque in its lower tune, and 175 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque with a manual transmission and 450 Nm of torque with an automatic transmission in its higher tune.

The Scorpio Classic is available with the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine option only, in two states of tune, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The power output is rated at 130 hp and 300 Nm of peak torque. However, it does misses out on an automatic transmission option.

Mahindra Scorpio ClassicMahindra Scorpio-N
Engine2.2-litre mHawk diesel2.2-litre mHawk diesel/ 2.0-litre mStallion petrol
Power130 hp172hp/ 130hp/ 200hp
Torque300 Nm370Nm/400Nm/300Nm/370Nm/380Nm
Transmission6-speed manual transmission6-speed manual transmission/ 6-speed automatic transmission
DrivetrainRear wheel driveRear-wheel Drive/ All-wheel Drive

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – INTERIOR

Compared to the Scorpio Classic, the Mahindra Scorpio-interior N’s has undergone some notable improvements. First off, it has a more upscale setup with quality brown upholstery and a dual-tone dashboard wrapped in leatherette. While the interior of the Scorpio Classic has undergone some minor stylistic alterations while remaining largely the same.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – FEATURES

The 8-inch touchscreen in the Scorpio N is compatible with the latest AdrenoX infotainment system from the manufacturer. Other noteworthy features of the new Scorpio include a 12-speaker Sony 3D surround sound system, dual-zone automated climate control, front and back cameras, auto start-stop, Type-C USB connections for the first and second rows, keyless entry, wireless charging, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

On the other hand, the Scorpio Classic’s interior has also changed for the better. A new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a reverse parking camera, Intellipark, a tyre pressure monitoring system, rain and light sensors, automated climate control (not dual-zone, though), and electronic adjustment for ORVMs are among the contemporary features. The Voice Assist feature and cruise control option should also be highlighted. However, unlike the Scorpio-N, the prior model Scorpio Classic does not have a sizable sunroof.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs Scorpio Classic – PRICE

The Scorpio-N is available in five trims – Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8L. Mahindra&Mahindra has unveiled the price of these variants with the manual transmission only. The base-spec Z2 variant with the petrol engine and manual transmission combination starts from ₹11,99,000, while its subsequent diesel variant is priced at ₹12,49,000. The Z4 variants are priced at ₹13,49,000 and ₹13,99,000 with petrol and diesel variants, respectively. Followed by the Z6 variant, which is available with the diesel engine only, and is priced from ₹14,99,000. The Z8 and Z8L are the top-spec variants which starts from ₹16,99,000 to ₹18,99,000, respectively.

On the other hand, the Scorpio Classic is available in two variants – Classic S[11.99 LAKHS] and Classic S11[15.49 LAKHS].


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