The Indian Army has placed a follow-up order for 1,850 units of the Mahindra Scorpio Classic SUV, adding to the previous order of 1,470 units received in January. With a total order of 3,320 units so far, the Scorpio Classic has been chosen by the army for its operational requirements. The Scorpio Classic SUVs intended for the Indian Army come in a unique paint shade and feature standard four-wheel drive (4WD) technology. They are equipped with a 2.2-litre diesel engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

Scorpio Classic

The first batch of Scorpio SUVs delivered to the Indian Army featured the older Mahindra logo and came with standard 4WD. It is expected that the second batch will also have 4WD capability and will likely showcase Mahindra’s new logo along with the Scorpio Classic nameplate.

These Scorpios are intended to replace the aging Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, a long-serving favorite of the Indian Army that has been in use for nearly two decades. In the past, the Indian Army has also procured Tata Xenon pick-ups and specially modified Tata Safari Storme (GS800) vehicles, in addition to the Gypsy.

Furthermore, the armed forces are exploring the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) into their fleet. The Indian Air Force has recently added 12 Tata Nexon EVs to its lineup.

An image shared by Mahindra showcases a fleet of Army-spec Scorpio Classic SUVs prepared for delivery. These vehicles feature a green paint shade, 5-spoke silver alloy wheels, fog lamps, side steps, and roof rails. Additionally, they are equipped with a black plastic panel above the vertically stacked tail-lights to minimize potential damage.

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