Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $ 19 billion Mahindra Group, launched the All New Tougher Next Generation Mahindra Pik Up under its fully-owned subsidiary - Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd (MAAPL). Mahindra’s next Generation PikUp, with its refreshed outer body styling, new six speed transmission, increased turbo diesel power, and stylish new interior is a tough no nonsense ute that is as rugged as ever.
The original Mahindra PikUp, launched in Australia in 2007 has been plying the roads and back country of Australia for ten years. With thousands of Mahindra PikUps sold to Australian customers over the past 10 years, the PikUp has built a trusted and solid reputation as a reliable, rugged and value for money ute for the Australian market. Over 500,000 PikUps & Scorpio SUVs have been sold globally since the launch of the original Scorpio in 2002.
Joydeep Moitra, Head of International Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said “We have been here in business for over a decade with a local Mahindra Subsidiary and on-ground team to focus on needs and aspirations of the consumers & to build our offerings. For the new Mahindra PikUp, a six-month test schedule was carried out in Australia and concluded in August 2017, clocking up over 80,000 local kilometres. This input has helped create a Mahindra PikUp perfect for local conditions. This is a testimony of our commitment to developing products for the Australian market.”
The All New Mahindra PikUp boasts significant enhancements in its drivetrain to 103 KW of power / 330 Nm Torque, all-new 6 speed gearbox, totally new attractive interiors that will appeal to a much wider customer profile with the inclusion of ISOFIX child restraints with top tether standard on all Dual Cab models, and help Mahindra to strengthen its position in the local pikup/ute segment.
Mahindra products offer, proven reliability, function and premium value for money. The upgrade, with its aggressively-styled exteriors and plush interiors includes a complete overhaul of the Mahindra PikUp’s aesthetics, with specific emphasis on the front-end styling. The vehicle comes in two specification levels, S6, which provides function & value and the S10, which offers an SUV-like-specification yet remains within the identity of the Mahindra PikUp’s rugged and reliable legacy.
About the Next Generation Mahindra Pik-Up:
EXTERIOR: A FRESH NEW LOOK
The Mahindra PikUp’s clean, contemporary lines improve the look of the vehicle while maintaining a tough signature stance. The most compelling changes are to the front of the vehicle where the grille, headlights, bonnet and foglamps have all undergone a substantial redesign.
The new grille design is smarter, utilising a glossy black finish with subtle chrome accents (S10 Models), as well as a more prominent Mahindra badge, while the lower air intake has been reshaped to provide a stronger visual integration with the grille. Black mesh inserts are consistently applied to both the main grille and the lower air intake, creating a more consistent appearance.
The headlights on either side of the grille are also completely new, with a cleaner, more resolute appearance and a new curved LED Daytime Running Light signature for the S10 Double Cab. Bolder fog lamps are mounted in restyled apertures that are linked to the lower edge of the headlights. The redesigned front-end styling is accompanied by static bending projection lamps.
INTERIOR: THE NEW AGE STYLE
The spacious cabin of the Next Generation PikUp has undergone important upgrades as part of the model line-up. Perhaps the most obvious improvements are to the upholstery and the six-inch (6”), full colour touch screen display on the S10 Double Cab models located in the centre console.
The Mahindra PikUp’s cabin is also comprehensively equipped. As the flagship model of the range, the S10 Double Cab benefits from useful features such as remote central locking, cruise control, satellite navigation, reversing camera and a multifunction steering wheel.
The upgrade doesn’t end here. With smart features like auto wipers and intelligent headlamps the vehicle promises to take the customer experience to the next level of comfort and performance. Fully Automatic Climate Control further enhances the comfort of occupants in the S10 variants.
SAFETY: REASSURING PEACE OF MIND
Safety features like Hill Descent Control, ESC, ABS, EBD, Roll-over mitigation, Airbags, Crash protection crumple zones and a Collapsible steering column are standard across the range. Strengthening our commitment to safety and comfort, we have added head rests and 3-point lap sash seat belts for all seats along with two ISOFIX anchors in the rear seat with three top tether points for all Double Cab models.
DRIVETRAIN: POWER AND EFFICIENCY
The Next Generation PikUp has an updated 2.2- litre four-cylinder mHawk turbodiesel engine which makes use of a variable geometry turbocharger to produce 103kw. The impressive torque peak of 330 Nm is reached at just 1,600rpm, and sustained to 2,800 rpm, ensuring excellent in-gear acceleration and great towing power.
The turbodiesel engine is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels, with 4×4 transmission with low range. The entire range of the Next Generation Mahindra PikUp is fitted with an Eaton MLD (Mechanical Locking Differential) as standard.
SPECIFICATION LEVELS S6 & S10
|Wheels||Steel with Plastic Covers||16” Alloys|
|Audio Head Unit||Mp3/Radio/CD||6in touch screen with Sat Nav, Reverse Camera and Bluetooth Mp3/Radio/CD|
|Factory Tub (Dual Cab Models)||New Integrated Rear Step||New Integrated Rear Step & Alloy Sports Bar|
|Side Steps||Tubular Side Step||Wide Side Step (Running Board Type)|
|Front Row Seating||Fabric with vinyl inserts||Fabric with Arm Rests and Drivers Side height adjustment|
|Headlights||Projector Lamps||Adds Daylight Running Lamps & Side Projection beams|
|Air-conditioning||Yes||Fully Automatic Climate Control|
GENUINE FACTORY ACCESSORIES
Mahindra Automotive Australia prides itself on working with some of the best global accessory manufactures, many based right here in Brisbane. Our Genuine Factory Accessory Program, many of which are available from launch, includes but is not limited to:
- Genuine Tow Bar (Currently rated to 2.5 Tonne Braked Towing)
- Aluminium Trays, Galvanised Steel Trays, Colour Coded Steel Trays
- Genuine winch compatible Steel Bull Bars
- Genuine fiberglass Snorkels
- Genuine Carpet Floor Mats
- Genuine Canvas Seat Covers
- Genuine Suspension upgrade with lift kit (Available in 2018)
- Genuine Stainless Steel Nudge Bar with Bash Plate (Available in 2018)
PRICING, VARIANTS AND WARRANTY
At launch, there are 4 variants:
- The Single Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 Cab Chassis from $26,990 Drive Away.
- The Dual Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 Cab Chassis from $29,490 Drive Away.
- The Dual Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 with factory well-side tub from $29,990 Drive Away.
- The Dual Cab PikUp S10 4×4 with factory well-side tub from $31,990 Drive Away
From early 2018 the 4x2 Single Cab variant will become available:
- The Single Cab PikUp available in 4x2 S6 Cab Chassis from $21,990 Drive Away
The pricing includes a 5 Year / 100 000 km Limited Warranty with 5-year roadside assistance.
- 4 Colours available at Launch – Artic White, De-Sat Silver, Napoli Black and Red Rage