Mahindra Scorpio N vs Classic Comparison – Which One is Better?

With 2 new versions of the Scorpio (N and Classic), people are bound to get confused as to which one makes more sense.

Mahindra has launched the Scorpio N and we compare it with the recently unveiled Scorpio Classic in this post. The Scorpio N is, essentially a more refined, premium and modern version of the of the original Scorpio. On the other hand, the Scorpio Classic is the new-age version of the regular SUV. That is why the applications of both these SUVs are quite distinct too.

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Mahindra Scorpio N vs Classic Dimension Comparison

Since the Scorpio N resembles some elements of the XUV500, it is significantly larger that the Scorpio Classic in terms of everything.

Dimensions Comparison (in mm)Scorpio NScorpio Classic
Scorpio N vs Classic Dimensions Comparison

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Mahindra Scorpio N vs Classic Specs Comparison

The Scorpio Classic comes with a sole diesel powertrain, while the Scorpio N has the options of petrol and diesel.

Specs ComparisonScorpio NScorpio Classic
Engine2.2-litre mHawk Diesel;
2.0-litre mStallion Petrol
2.2-litre mHawk Diesel
Power132 hp and 175 hp (D);
200 hp (P)
130 hp
Torque300 Nm and 400 Nm (D);
380 Nm (P)
300 Nm
Transmission6-speed MT / AT6-speed MT
Scorpio N vs Classic Specs Comparison

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Price Comparison

Mahindra has announced the introductory prices of the new Scorpio Classic starting at Rs 11.99 lakh for the S variant and Rs 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom for the S11 variant. Comparing this to the outgoing model, it ranged from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16.63 lakh, ex-showroom. However, it must be noted that the top trim used to come with 4WD. The comparable 2WD top trim used to retail for Rs 15.40 lakh, ex-showroom.

Price ComparisonOld ScorpioVariantNew Scorpio
S3Rs 10 lakhSRs 11.99 lakh
S5Rs 12.20 lakhS11Rs 15.49 lakh
S7 120Rs 13.30 lakh
S7 140Rs 13.61 lakh
S9Rs 14.24 lakh
S11Rs 15.40 lakh
S11 4WDRs 16.63 lakh
All prices ex-showroom

Interior and Features Comparison

The Scorpio Classic comes with a dual-tone beige and black interior which lends a roomy and airy feel inside the cabin. There is generous use of leatherette material in the quilted upholstery and steering wheel along with wood pattern at various places, a 9-inch infotainment system with Phone Mirroring, Audio and Video Playback, Bluetooth, USB, AUX Connectivity, 7 and 9-seat configuration, rear AC vents, electric adjustable ORVMs, cruise control, height adjustable driver seat, steering-mounted controls and much more. On the safety front, it comes with dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors and more.

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On the other hand, the interior of the Scorpio N looks much more premium. There is a brown and black dual-tone theme on the dashboard and the entire cabin, there are uses of soft-touch materials, wireless charging, automatic climate control, the digital instrument cluster is much premium than the one on the Classic, same goes for door trims, central console, it has Adrenox, Alexa Support, Connected Car Tech Features, Electric Sunroof, and much more.

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Mahindra Scorpio N vs Classic Comparison
Mahindra Scorpio N vs Classic Comparison


The decision to make between these two cars is quite simple. The overall design, cabin feel and features of the Scorpio Classic point toward a more rural and rough application. It continues to have that tough and utilitarian feel that we have come to associate with the Scorpio Classic over the years. Hence, people looking only for a tough SUV and affordability can opt for the Scorpio Classic. On the other hand, if budget is not constraint and you want a premium cabin, modern features, powertrain options and 4×4 capabilities, you have to go with the Scorpio N.

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