Mahindra to Supply 1,850 Scorpio Classic SUVs to the Indian Armed Forces
The Indian Army has recently placed an order for 1,850 units of the Mahindra Scorpio Classic SUV. This comes after the automaker delivered 1,470 units of the Scorpio Classic to the Army in January 2023. With this new order, the Indian Army’s fleet will now include over 3,300 units of the Scorpio.
Engine and Specifications of the Scorpio Classic
Similar to the previous batch, the newly delivered Scorpio Classic models sport the old Mahindra logo. Under the hood, these SUVs are powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine producing 128bhp and 300Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 4WD system.
Army-Spec Scorpio Classic Exterior and Features
The Army-spec Scorpio Classic comes with distinctive features, including an Olive Green paint with a matte finish, black cladding all around, roof rails, side steps, and alloy wheels. Being based on the top-spec variant of the Scorpio Classic, it boasts a plethora of features like a touchscreen infotainment system, electrically adjustable ORVMs, height-adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, headlamps, fog lights, and LED DRLs.
Indian Army Vehicle Fleet
The Indian Army’s current service vehicle lineup includes the Tata Safari Storme, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, and Force Gurkha. Additionally, the Army has shown interest in the new five-door Maruti Jimny, which could potentially replace the older fleets of Maruti Gypsy. With the addition of the Mahindra Scorpio Classic SUVs to its fleet, the Indian Army aims to enhance its operational capabilities, utilizing these rugged and versatile vehicles for various missions and tasks.