The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up has been detailed for the Australian market, with the new-generation ute range to kicking off from $21,990 drive-away.
There are be four variants available across two trim grades at launch, with the entry-level price-leader to join in “early 2018”. Single- and dual-cab body styles are offered, along with cab chassis and “well-side tub” trays.
Headlining the updates include a refreshed exterior, a new six-speed manual transmission, more power from the turbo-diesel engine, and an overhauled interior.
The 2.2-litre turbo-diesel now develops 103kW of power and 330Nm of torque, the latter available from 1600rpm-2800rpm – a decent step up from the outgoing model’s 88kW/280Nm outputs – mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Additionally, all versions of the Mahindra Pik-Up are fitted with an Eaton mechanical-locking differential as standard.
Significant updates have been made inside the cabin, with new trims and a 6.0-inch touchscreen display with in-built satellite navigation in the top-spec S10 grade.
Automatic headlights and wipers are also available on the flagship S10, which also gets automatic climate control air-conditioning over the base model. Other highlights for the top-spec grade include cruise control, remote central locking and a rear-view camera.
In terms of safety, the entire Pik-Up range is fitted with hill-descent control, ESC, ABS, EBD, roll-over mitigation and a suite of airbags. The new-generation model now gets headrests and lap-sash seatbelts for all passengers, along with two Isofix anchor points in the rear of Double Cab models with top-tether points for all three rear pews.
The Mahindra Pik-Up range is covered by the company’s five year, 100,000km warranty, with five years of roadside assistance, serviced by over 40 dealers around the country.
Single Cab 4×2 cab-chassis – $21,990 (early 2018)
Single Cab 4×4 cab-chassis – $26,990
Dual Cab 4×4 cab-chassis – $29,490
Dual Cab 4×4 well-side tub – $29,990
Dual Cab 4×4 well-side tub – $31,990
All prices are drive-away