Following a year’s testing in grueling conditions, Mahindra launches its Pik Up in South Africa.
Interestingly, not only did the aforementioned testing take place in some of SA’s harshest conditions, we are also the first country to officially launch the bakkie.
According to Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra SA: “South Africa is the first country in the world to officially launch the all-new Pik Up Automatic, which is only fitting, since it was the test bed for this model. There has been an overwhelming demand for an automatic transmission in our bakkie range, and we believe we have the perfect answer with the S11 and S11 Karoo AT.”
With pricing starting at R384 999, Mahindra hopes its new Pik Up will continue its growing sales success in South Africa.
Note: Keep an eye on Wheels24 for our launch review of the new Mahindra Pik
Those familiar with SA’s bakkie market and Mahindra’s portfolio, will notice that the new range sees a revision in its name. The ‘Scorpio’ has been left by the wayside from 2020 onwards, and will the bakkie only be known as the Pik Up.
(Slow down, fellow grammar freaks. It’s not an error.)
In S11 guise, the Pik Up is fitted with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers Bluetooth connectivity, and various entertainment and vehicle information screens. A full-colour reverse camera is fitted as standard. The S11 has all the luxury features of the S10 model, that includes 12V power points both front and rear, auto-locking doors, one-touch front electric windows, and two airbags.
The S11 is powered by the same 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that’s in use by the rest of the range. It produces 103kW and 320Nm of torque. According to Mahindra, the engine will use as little as 7.9-litres/100km.
The bakkie can be specified with a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as a new six-automatic transmission. 4×2 and 4×4 options are available.
The Mahindra Pik Up has a ground clearance of 210mm, approach and departure angles of 34- and 15-degrees, respectively, and a payload of 1095kg on the 4×2 double cab models. On the 4×4 it’s 995kg.
Range and pricing
The new Mahindra Pik up range will be available with a standard four-year / 120 000km technical warranty and free Roadside Assistance plan. It also has a comprehensive service plan for five-years or 100 000km. The first lubrication service is at 10 000km, and every service thereafter will be done at intervals of 20 000km.
The double cab pricing is as follows:
• Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×2- R312 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×2 Karoo- R322 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×4 – R342 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×4 Karoo – R352 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×2 – R347 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×2 Karoo – R352 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×4 – R377 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×4 Karoo – R382 499
• Mahindra Pik Up S11 AT 4×2 – R384 999
• Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×2 Karoo AT – R399 999
• Mahindra Pik Up S11 AT 4×4 – R414 999
• Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×4 Karoo AT – R429 999
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond
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Article source: https://www.wheels24.co.za/OffRoad_and_4x4/south-africa-the-first-country-to-launch-new-mahindra-pik-up-globally-20200116