Inspired by the traditional American pickup and designed to be as tough as the terrain it tackles, the Mahindra Pik Up is certainly worth considering when you're looking for a new bakkie.
The Indian automotive manufacturer is in for a tough fight though. The bakkie segment is one of South Africa's most competitive, with major players like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger leading the way in terms of sales according to NAAMSA vehicle sales reports.
Does the Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up have what it takes to tackle its competitors and make an impact on the bakkie market in South Africa? We look at what it offers for local customers so you can decide for yourself.
Mahindra & Mahindra first entered the automobile market when the company obtained the licence to manufacture Willys Jeep vehicles. Later, the company began to produce its own range of light commercial vehicles.
In 1996, Mahindra created the Scorpio SUV which then developed into the Scorpio Pik Up models.
In 2002, the first-generation Scorpio Pik Up was launched to the international market. Known in European countries as the Mahindra Goa, the Pik Up offered aggressive styling and an array of comforts, including plush seats and a dual-tone interior.
The second-generation Scorpio Pik Up was launched in 2006 and featured new styling along with upgraded safety specifications such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and airbags.
The third-generation model was introduced in 2014 and has proven itself to be tough and modern enough to compete in the bakkie segment.
The Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up is available in both single and double cab variants, with differing levels of specifications. The base model Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up is the S4 4X2 Single Cab, the essential workhorse of the range. The top-spec version is the S10 4X4 Double Cab Karoo.
Each Pick Up model has been designed using Mahindra's unique approach, featuring an aggressive, raised front that leads to a square cabin and loading bay. The Single Cab range also has a dropside version with panels that fold away, turning it into a flatbed.
The interior is a mixture of classic and modern styling, with soft fabrics all around the cabin and a dashboard dominated by a large infotainment system. This offers satellite navigation and USB and Bluetooth connectivity.
Please note: Specifications and features vary between models and some might be available as optional extras.
The Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up is available with a 2.2 turbo diesel engine producing 103 kW and 320 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption figures and emissions outputs are not available.
The Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up single cab and double cab models are available at any Mahindra dealership in South Africa. Find your nearest dealership using the online dealership locator on the Mahindra South Africa website.
Mahindra offers the option to finance their vehicles through their in-house Mahindra Finance service, making it easy for customers to get the Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up model they want at a monthly price they can afford.
Alternatively you can use our car quotes tool to get discounted quotes from accredited dealers.
The entry level workhorse Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up S4 4X2 retails from R199,999 while the premium Double Cab S10 4X4 Karoo retails from R374,999.
Mahindra offers generous warranties on their Scorpio Pik Up models including a four-year/120,000 km warranty and a four-year/120,000 km roadside assistance plan.
The automaker also offers service plans as optional extras. The initial options are a three-year/60,000 km service plan and a five-year/100,000 km service plan, with optional top-ups for both. Service intervals are every 20,000 km following the initial 10,000 km service.
Mahindra is among the automotive brands listed as a high theft risk by Ctrack, the vehicle tracking and recovery agency. Car insurance companies will take this into consideration when they're calculating their Mahindra car insurance quotes. Despite this, you can still find an excellent deal on car cover for your Mahindra. Simply compare car insurance quotes online from various insurers using the hippo.co.za insurance comparison tool.