The Indian Army will soon induct the Mahindra Scorpio SUV into its fleet of vehicles. Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed that it has placed an order for 1,470 units of the Scorpio Classic model to be delivered to the Army. The Army has ordered the older model, the Scorpio Classic, from Mahindra as it is better suited to meet the Army’s requirements.
The old Scorpio is seen in the picture tweeted by Mahindra. The design of the SUV is evident from the old alloy wheels and the Mahindra logo. The Army spec model also gets plastic panels on either side of the windshield, vertical taillights, 4WD technology, and a towing hitch.
The interiors of the army-spec Mahindra Scorpio get gray and black color interiors with a touchscreen infotainment system. Customers can control many different features through the touchscreen. Apart from this, there is no information about what other features will be there in the spec Scorpio.
The Scorpio that joins the army fleet is an older model and is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine that generates 140 horsepower. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The new Scorpio Classic also gets a 2.2-liter diesel engine that generates 130 horsepower and is mated to an automatic transmission.
Including Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
The Indian Army currently uses the Tata Xenon Pickup, the Tata Safari Storme, and the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. Army officers prefer the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy because it is particularly rugged and reliable. Tata Motors introduced a special army-spec three-door Safari Storme soft top in May 2018, but the vehicle is not included in the list of vehicles used by the Indian Army.
Priority to electric vehicles
A report released in March 2022 states that the Indian Army is looking to gradually replace its Gypsy vehicles, including the Scorpio. Because the Indian Army is thinking of including electric vehicles in its fleet. The Air Force added 12 Nexon EVs to its fleet a few days back.
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