Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Scorpio Classic Comparison – What Has Changed?

The new 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N will be sold alongside the Mahindra Scorpio Classic and will offer buyers a much more practical package.

With the launch of the new Scorpio-N all set to happen on June 27, 2022, Mahindra recently shared a number of details and official teaser images of the next-gen 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N. Few online reports that also surfaced on the internet revealed a number of specifications and details of the new Scorpio-N, thus giving us a hint of what to expect from the Big Daddy Of All SUVs. The Indian carmaker also confirmed that the present iteration of the Scorpio would also be on sale alongside the Mahindra Scorpio-N. This iteration will now be called the Scorpio Classic and will sit below the Scorpio-N in the brand’s portfolio. Here is a quick Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Scorpio Classic comparison that you should check out.

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Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Scorpio Classic

Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Scorpio Classic – Exterior Dimensions and Design

The new Scorpio-N has grown significantly in size when compared to the present iteration of the SUV. For starters, the Scorpio-N is 206mm longer than the Scorpio Classic and measures 4662mm in length. The width and the height on the other hand are measured at 1917mm and 1870mm respectively. The wheelbase stands at 2750mm. On the design front, the Scorpio-N shares a similar philosophy and features a boxy design language. The front facia is largely dominated by a chrome grille flanked by the large LED headlamps on either side. The side profile too is similar and the SUV features 17-inch alloy wheels. The build quality too is expected to improve and in all, the new Scorpio-N will definitely carry forward the legacy of the Scorpio in India.

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A quick look at the comparison table mentioned below gives us an idea about the dimensions of the Scorpio Classic. While it is not as massive as the upcoming Scorpio, it does offer a bold and imposing design language. For those wanting to know, the Scorpio Classic measures 4456mm in length, 1820mm in width, and 1995mm in height. The wheelbase too is smaller by 70mm and measures 2680mm. Just like the Scorpio-N, the Scorpio Classic too is offered with R-17-inch alloy wheels.

Mahindra Scorpio-N Mahindra Scorpio Classic
Length 4662mm 4456mm
Width 1917mm 1820mm
Height 1870mm 1995mm
Wheelbase 2750mm 2680mm

Mahindra Scorpio-N vs Scorpio Classic

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Mahindra Scorpio-N Vs Scorpio Classic – Engine and Specs

The new update will bring two new engine options for the buyers of the new Scorpio-N – a 2.0L mStallion turbo petrol and a 2.2L mHawk diesel engine. While the petrol motor will only be available in a single state of tune (170PS), the diesel on the other hand will be offered in two iterations. The lower-spec variants of the Scorpio-N will get a peak power output of 130PS. On the other hand, the higher-spec models will boast a maximum power output of 170Ps. Both, the petrol as well as the diesel engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic torque converter transmission. The performance will be a huge step-up when compared to the present iteration of the Scorpio. In addition to this, the new ladder-on-frame setup with a reworked suspension setup will offer better dynamics to the new Scorpio-N.

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The Mahindra Scorpio Classic on the other hand gets a 2.2L mHawk diesel engine. This engine churns out 120PS on the lower-spec versions of the SUV and 138PS on the more expensive iterations. The 120PS version comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the 138PS setup is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. No automatic gearbox is being offered with the Scorpio Classic. Needless to say, the long-term reliability and performance of this motor is impressive and will you keep you happy.

Mahindra Scorpio-N Mahindra Scorpio Classic
Engine 2.0L mStallion Petrol, 2.2L mHawk Diesel. 2.2L mHawk Diesel
Power 170PS (Petrol), 130PS/170PS (Diesel) 120PS, 138PS
Gearbox 6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT 5-Speed MT6-Speed MT

Final Verdict

The Scorpio Classic is definitely one of the most sorted offerings in the Indian market and is backed by a proven long-term track record. This SUV not only gets powerful engine options but also gets a great design language and a comfortable cabin. The 2022 Mahindra Scorpio-N on the other hand offers a much-improved package to the buyers with its new and feature-rich cabin, better underpinnings, improved dynamics, and sorted ergonomics. It not only feels premium but also delivers a much better in-cabin experience to the occupants. In addition to this, the Scorpio-N will also be available with a petrol engine, automatic gearbox options, and an optional 6-seat configuration that makes it a lot more practical than the Scorpio Classic.

Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.