Mahindra is fast becoming known for its bakkie range, popular for business or individuals that require workhorses, and they’re gaining traction in the lifestyle market.
Recently they’ve been adding features to the Pik Up range starting with the S6 single cab, and now the improvements are complete – from S4 single cab to the range-topping S11 double-cab Karoo edition.
The new grille was first seen on the S11 Automatic, which was introduced earlier this year and has since found its way to the upgraded Mahindra Scorpio. This bumper design, with its integrated round fog lights, was also recently added to the range-topping S6 single cab. The S6 and S10 top-selling models are the last to receive the bold and aggressive new front-end design, with its wide, seven-slat grille, large, chromed Mahindra logo, clear headlamps, and round fog lights in a redesigned lower bumper.
The new grille allows for a more distinct differentiation between the specification levels. The S6 in both single and double cab models feature silver painted highlights on the grille and round fog light surrounds. On S10 and S11 Automatic models, these same highlights are in chrome.
The new clear headlamps and side indicators are now standard across the range.
With this upgrade, all models except the Pik Up Karoo models now feature Mahindra’s redesigned bolt-on cab protector. The cab protector has been redesigned to be sturdier and allows for additional tie-down spots. The Karoo models retain their custom-designed styling and nudge bars with Karoo detailing.
“The Pik Up range is making new fans every month, and our South African assembly facility can barely keep up with the demand. With the upgrades now added, we believe that we have the perfect bakkie for customers looking for reliable and capable, but always affordable, double cab to fit their lifestyle,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
Inside the cabin, all single- and double-cab models from the S6 specification level upwards now feature cruise control and electrically adjustable outside rear-view mirrors as standard. In addition, the mirrors have integrated turn signals on S10 and S11 models, while all models have one-touch lane change indicators and Mahindra’s new flip key with chromed logo.
All double cab models and the S6 single cab have upgraded to a remote fuel-flap release system that can be operated from the foldable flip key.
In addition to the new look and upgraded cab protector, the S10 Double Cab received the same 7-inch infotainment system with a capacitive touch screen and an integrated reverse camera that is available on the S11 model. This system has been upgraded to the most recent set of navigation maps and language pack for South Africa.
“With our most recent upgrade, we believe that there is a Mahindra Pik Up for every taste. This is especially true since Mahindra has decided to offer 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options and our 103 kW mHawk turbodiesel engine, regardless of your choice of specification level,” says Rajesh.
MAHINDRA PIK UP PRICING
Single Cab Pik Up:
Mahindra Pik Up S4 4×2 SC: R212 499
Mahindra Pik Up S4 4×2 SC (AC): R219 499
Mahindra Pik Up S4 4×2 SC Dropside: R224 499
Mahindra Pik Up S4 4×2 SC Dropside (AC): R231 499
Mahindra Pik Up S4 4×4 SC: R251 499
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×2 SC: R266 499
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×4 SC: R311 499
Double-cab Pik Up:
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×2 DC: R322499
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×2 DC Karoo: R336 499
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×4 DC: R354 499
Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×2 DC: R356 499
Mahindra Pik Up S6 4×4 DC Karoo: R366 499
Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×2 DC Karoo: R364 499
Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×4 DC: R388 499
Mahindra Pik Up S10 4×4 DC Karoo: R394 499
Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×2 DC: R384 999
Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×2 DC Karoo: R399 999
Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×4 DC: R414 999
Mahindra Pik Up S11 4×4 DC Karoo: R429 999