When Mahindra unveiled the new generation Scorpio-N, the company also announced that the current generation Scorpio will continue to be on sale as the Scorpio Classic. Since the next generation Scorpio-N will be a big leap ahead, Mahindra is also working on a mild facelift for the current generation of the Scorpio. The new Mahindra Scorpio-N will make its official debut on 27th June 2022. It is likely Mahindra will also debut the Scorpio Classic at the same time.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio Classic – Spy Shots
We have already seen spy shots of the Scorpio Classic doing the rounds on the internet for some time now. However, all the spy shots showed the SUV in full camouflage. We now have some new spy shots showing the 2022 Scorpio Classic with no camouflage. Looking at the latest spy shots also makes one thing very clear. It is that the facelift will be a subtle one.
Mahindra last updated the Scorpio in 2014. The 2014 facelift was the Scorpio’s third facelift. The new spy shots show that there will be some interesting changes to the 2022 facelift. The first noticeable change is the grille, which seems to sport a similar design to the Scorpio-N. Furthermore, the 2022 Scorpio Classic will also get Mahindra’s new twin peaks logo.
Replacing the signature mesh grille is a new overlapping checked grille. It has thin chrome vertical slats and angled horizontal strips. The front bumper gets design revisions as well. The air dam now gets multiple thin slats. We also see a new LED DRL strip but no fog lamps. An interesting change is the side turn indicator position. Unlike the previous Scorpio, the new facelift will get side turn indicators on the fender instead of the ORVMs. The Scorpio Classic in the spy shot is likely a higher-spec variant. This is because it sports new dual-tone alloy wheels and projector headlights.
2022 Mahindra Scorpio Classic – Other Expected Updates
There are no images or details on the interior changes for the 2022 Scorpio Classic. However, it is likely it will lose out on some high-end features. These will include connected features, cruise control, lane change indicator etc. Mahindra might also make changes to the interior upholstery. Apart from these, the interior will mostly be similar to the current Scorpio.
Mahindra will only offer selected trims with the new Scorpio Classic. As of now, Mahindra offers it in five trims – S3 Plus, S5, S7, S9 and S11. Powering the Scorpio is a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel. The turbo-diesel engine is available in two states of tune. The lower variants get 120 PS and 280 Nm of tune. At the same time, the higher variants get 140 PS and 319 Nm of tune. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual on lower variants, and higher variants get an option of a 6-speed automatic.