For the past two decades, the Mahindra Scorpio has retained its status as one of the most popular SUVs in the country. The SUV made its debut in 2002 and has held on to its position of being one of India’s most popular and aspirational ladder-on-frame SUVs. Last year, Mahindra introduced the Scorpio-N, the most advanced iteration of the SUV ever. In a surprising move, though, the carmaker refused to pull the earlier version off the shelves. Instead, the older models as relaunched, albeit with a handful of revisions, as a the Scorpio Classic. A video comparison compares the base variants of these two SUVs.
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Mahindra Scorpio-N Z2 vs Scorpio Classic S – Prices and Specs
A walkaround comparison video of the base models of the two SUVs has been put online by Anubhav Chauhan on Youtube. The video commences with the presenter introducing the Scorpio Classic’s base S variant on his left and the Scorpio-N’s base variant Z2 on his right. He highlights that there is approximately a Rs 65,000 price distinction between these two SUVs. Specifically, the Classic S is priced at Rs 15.05 lakh, while the Scorpio-N Z2 comes in at Rs 15.70 lakh. While we’re not sure if the presenter actually means on-road price of a certain location, a quick check reveals a sticker price of Rs 13,25 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Classic and Rs 13.56 lakh for the base Scorpio N Diesel. The base petrol version of the Scorpio N costs Rs 13.25 lakh (ex-showroom).
He then points out that both of these vehicles are equipped with the same 2.2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine. Furthermore, he highlights that the pricier variants of the Scorpio-N, including the Z2 variant, offer a petrol engine option. In contrast, the Classic S variant and its higher trims do not provide a petrol engine option. The presenter also underscores that the Scorpio-N series provides automatic transmission choices, whereas the Classic series does not. Additionally, he mentions that both vehicles deliver approximately 130 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque. Lastly, he includes that neither of these vehicles offers 4X4 options in their base variants, although the Scorpio-N offers the 4X4 option in higher trims, while the Classic series does not have this option in any trim.
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Moving on, the presenter compares the exterior of both SUVs. He starts by pointing out that both vehicles come with identical keys. Then, he shows the differences in the exterior. He shows how the Scorpio Classic boasts glossy black door mirrors with joystick-adjustable controls. Meanwhile, the Scorpio-N features matte black mirrors that are manually adjustable. Furthermore, he asserts that neither car has any chrome element on the exterior. Both the SUVs come with halogen headlamps. None of them has fog lamps.
Transitioning to the sides of the SUVs, the presenter observes that the Scorpio Classic exhibits thicker, unpainted cladding in the lower section, whereas the Scorpio-N’s cladding is thinner and appears more streamlined. Both vehicles are equipped with 17-inch silver steel wheels. Moving to the rear, he points out that neither car includes rear wipers, defoggers, or any chrome accents. However, both models feature LED tail lights. Lastly, he demonstrates the difference between the rear jump seats in the Classic and the standard bench seat in the Scorpio-N. Additionally, he notes that both vehicles come with reverse parking sensors in the rear
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Next, the video host focuses on the cabins. He begins by examining the interior of the Scorpio Classic and describes it as quite basic. He mentions that the Classic lacks amenities such as an infotainment system and height-adjustable headrests. In contrast, the Scorpio-N, even in its base Z2 variant, is equipped with an infotainment screen, steering-mounted controls, a significantly improved MID display, and electric windows on all four doors. Despite having rough black finishes and hard plastics, the interior of the Scorpio-N appears more appealing than that of the Scorpio Classic S.