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2017 Mahindra PikUp confirmed for Australia

2017 Mahindra PikUp
The 2017 Mahindra PikUp will be based largely on the Scorpio Wagon.

There’s a new Mahindra PikUp ute coming to Australia in the second half of 2017, which will be based on the new Mahindra Scorpio wagon. The Scorpio is a mid-sized five-door wagon, which Mahindra have been making since 2002.

Mahindra’s current PikUp ute offers good off-road capability at a strong price point of $24,950. There’s an Eaton self-engaging mechanically locking rear differential, and a fairly modest 88kW/280Nm 2.2 litre diesel engine under the bonnet.

Mahindra Scorpio
Close your eyes, and imagine this as a ute… That might be what the new Mahindra PikUp will look like…

Exterior and Interior of the 2017 Mahindra Pik-Up will be same as the new Scorpio wagon, showing a sharper development over the older models. The interior, in particular, does look like a big step up over the outgoing model, with an integrated centre display and many more features.

The PikUp’s fairly modest engine output is due for an overhaul, especially for it to keep up with the competition. Mahindra’s XUV500 SUV has an updated version of the 2.2 litre ‘Mhawk’ diesel engine, with outputs bumped up to 103kW @ 3,750rpm and 330Nm available from 1,600-2,800rpm. It would make sense to see this engine configuration land under the bonnet of the new Mahindra PikUp, but we can’t confirm it yet. The 2017 PikUp would also benefit from the six-speed transmission found in the XUV500, giving some extra flexibility for the engine.

2017 Mahindra PikUp interior
The interior of the 2017 Mahindra PikUp will be something along the lines of this, which is also based on the Scorpio.

The current PikUp is one of the cheapest ways to get into a turbodiesel-powered ute, but that end of the spectrum does come with quite a bit of competition these days. The Great Wall Steed and LDV T60 utes are two examples, and Mitsubishi’s Triton ute is also quite keenly priced at GLX spec.

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  • Owned a 2007 PikUp, sold it when nearly 8 years old, bit of a slug but never missed a beat. Now on my third a 2015 with remapped ecu and have just completed a 20,000Km loop of Oz towing our 2150Kg semi off-road caravan. The only problems we had were minor issues with after market gear, not the Mahindra. Looking forward to the automatic when it comes out next year. Reliability second to none, economical, and comfortable.

  • Had a 2014 for 3 years put nearly 70000ks on it.
    Did alot of offroading and towed a 2.6 tonne boat to cairns and back in summer.
    Great car to drive , very comfy.
    quality control can be a issue so make sure the one you look at buying is put together well.
    I had alot of issues with the dealer not fixing things or being able to identify faults.
    I would buy another one though .
    Only other conparable trucks are the LC79 or defender and there both double to triple the price and are uncomfortable and crappy to drive.

  • Purchased a pick up 2015 new for forestry work 88000 km on it ,very little towing had a 400l fire unit on it for a lot of the time ,chassis is broken behind cab will be written off,Got a fuse replaced under warranty when there was a major short in wiring which I had to get a auto electrician to track down and fix also fixed broken wire in Heater fan and fixed my self,had to replace rear shocks,wheel bearing,drive shaft centre bearing fuel tank leaks when full,nothing covered by warranty.Might be ok for grandad retired but no good for the boys in the bush or commercial operation needing 4wds.

  • Purchased a pick up 2015 for forestry work 88000 km on it ,very little towing had a 400l fire unit on it for a lot of the time ,chassis is broken behind cab will be written off,Got a fuse replaced under warranty when there was a major short in wiring which I had to get a auto electrician to track down and fix also fixed broken wire in Hester fan my self,had to replace rear shocks,wheel bearing,drive shaft centre bearing fuel tank leaks when full,nothing covered by warranty.Might be ok for grandad retired but no good for the boys in the bush or commercial operation needing 4wds.

  • I have a 4×4 pickup table top 2010 model . It replaced an older cruiser for farm use.
    It is bloody excellent !! Very comfortable , very fuel efficient , excellent field of vision for paddock work , very quiet ride without road noise , carts a load very well – spent the summer with 900kgs of Fire unit and water on its back with out complaint and handled well with out any wallowing . Eaton diff lock is great for off road . Huge windscreen washer bottle great . Head lights which stay on for 30 or 40 secs after motor is turned off are very handy finding way in in the dark. Motor is not powerful in terms of kW but is very torquey where you need power and happily sits on 110 km on a drive. Only down point is the radio is very weak and won’t pick up stations others will
    Just a great well built vehicle and excellent value for money .

  • I have had a Pik up since late 2012 & love it , it has 174000km on it now , at least 50000km has been towing , it’s taken us to some of the most remote parts of OZ & more importantly back again , these are exceptionally well priced 4x4s , get over the opinions of narrow minded people & give one a go you will love it .

  • The XUV500 Mahindra diesel engine with 330 Nm of torque and a 6-speed manual gearbox is a very capable tow vehicle and economical too. Easily pulled an 1,800 Kg caravan all around Australia since 2013 and now 180,000 Kilometres of trouble-free motoring achieved.

    With AWD engaged and ESC disengaged the XUV500 can handle muddy road and paddock conditions and even creek crossings.

    It’s a pity that marketing of these excellent vehicles has been poor and that more buyers are not aware of this well built SUV with 7-seats standard.

    I have heard good reports about the Mahindra Pik utility from mining, farming and local council operators.

  • Mahindra’s pikups are great. Everyone is always comparing them with Landcruisers which is hardly fair except that farmers are a big buyer of both of cars. One thing is for sure a Mahindra uses about half as much
    fuel and for about ninety percent of the work it will do is quite adequate out in the bush. Landcruisers are a status symbol geared to low and about as half as useful as they look. Back in the seventies and eighties everyone out back drove HQ (HJ,HT ETC) utes and they were so light they never got bogged. LC’s need all their recovery gear just to pull themselves out of the mud all the time. They sink like a stone.

  • Wow, the last one was a wannabe knock off of the landcruiser LC79 ute…ha ha this one is a cross between a range rover and the landcruiser 200 series……..guess they just dont get it

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