MAHINDRA Australia has launched a refreshed Mahindra PikUp for 2020, with the new model bringing with it fresh updates and new capabilities for the dependable and tough value-for-money ute.
A raft of refinements, including a new signature front grille that enhances its tough signature stance, contemporary static bending projection headlamps and daylight running LEDs, with new fog light assembly, have been added.
The new generation PikUp comfortably takes both city and tough off-road tracks in its stride with its benchmark 34-degree approach angle. The sturdy heavy duty ladder frame chassis can carry a payload of up to 1095kg, with a 2.5 tonnes braked towing capacity.
The 103kW, 2.2-litre common rail inter-cooled turbo diesel engine produces peak torque of 320Nm. With a robust design in collaboration with AVL Austria and backed by Bosch engine management, the mHawk engine provides reliability and fuel efficiency.
The engine valve train is driven by a twin timing chain system, so there’s no expensive belts to replace under maintenance. The 6-speed smooth shift manual gearbox with Dana Spicer axles and Eaton self-locking differential adds to the driving pleasure.
First launched in Australia in 2007, the PikUp has built a trusted and solid reputation, with the new version expected to further enhance that. The upgrade, with its aggressively styled exterior and plush interior, includes a complete overhaul of its styling.
The PikUp comes in two specification levels, S6+, which provides function and value, and the S10+, which offers an SUV-like-specification that remains within the identity of the Mahindra PikUp’s rugged and reliable legacy.
The S6+ now features standard cruise control, Bluetooth phone connection, upgraded fabric seats (with arm rests), and driver’s seat height adjustment. The S10+ adds an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen, a high resolution reverse camera and satellite navigation.
New for 2020 is a pastoral pack to suit our rural, trade and fleet buyers. It adds a winch compatible steel bull bar with bash plate, new side brush rails, snorkel, tow bar, canvas seat covers, and a vinyl floor.
It makes for an extremely capable off-road 4×4, and when fitted with the standard aluminium tray, is available for $35,990 drive away. The range starts at $23,990 drive away for a 4×2 S6+.
Customers can also choose from a host of optional extras, including galvanised steel and colour coded trays. And while it’s tough and durable, there’s also a 5-year 100,000km warranty, 5-years roadside assist, and 4-years capped price servicing (to 55,000km).
Mahindra has also launched a Black Edition mHawk. The new model, which becomes a permanent addition to the range and is based on the S10+ variant adds a host of ‘black’ add-ons.
These include a black steel bull bar, side steps, alloy sports bar, flares, custom decal kit, tub liner and 17-inch rims. The 4×4 Black Edition mHawk is priced at $39,990 drive away. The entire range is available in Artic White, De-Sat Silver, Napoli Black and Red Rage.