During the recently concluded event hosted by Mahindra in South Africa, the unveiling of the Global Pik Up, based on the Scorpio N, took center stage. Mahindra has a tradition of offering a sneak peek behind the scenes on Independence Day, celebrated on August 15. This year, the event unfolded in Cape Town, South Africa. While much of the focus was directed towards the Thar.e, the Global Pik Up also captured significant attention. Now, Pratap Bose, the Chief Design Officer at Mahindra, has unveiled the initial design sketches of this prominent pickup truck. Here are the particulars.
Mahindra Global Pik Up Concept
These visuals have been sourced from Pratap Bose’s Instagram account, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the design process utilizing digital tools. The strong resemblance to the standard Scorpio N, upon which this concept is built, is evident. The front showcases a robust bumper plate for a sturdy appearance, vertical LED fog lamps/DRLs, a substantial black grille with a prominent Mahindra emblem at the center, an upright posture, square wheel arches, sizeable alloys, a tidy cargo area with grip handles, a robust rear bumper, and a distinctive dual-cabin configuration. Overall, it presents itself as a more aggressive iteration of the regular Scorpio N.
These sketches are a creation of the Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS) team based in Mumbai. The production variant will be grounded on the next-generation ladder-frame chassis, incorporating suitable elements for a commendable Global NCAP and Euro NCAP safety rating. The planned release is scheduled for South Africa, Australia, and India by 2025. It’s worth noting that the South African market has a significant appetite for such pickup trucks, referred to as “Bakkies” there. Likewise, Australia boasts a substantial demand for capable off-road vehicles. Thus, it will be fascinating to observe the potential success of this concept in its finalized production form.
Mahindra specifies that this pickup will be equipped with the Gen-ll all-aluminium nHawk diesel engine, derived from the existing unit. This engine will be coupled with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission from Aisin. Naturally, the pickup will feature a 4×4 configuration with shift-on-the-fly capabilities, undoubtedly a major highlight of the truck. The vehicle is set to offer four drive modes – Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Rut, and Sand. Beyond the regions of South Africa, Australia, and India, the option of a turbo petrol engine might also be available. Further specifics will be unveiled as the launch date approaches.
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