Does Australia's cheapest seven-seat SUV stack up?
Simple. Rugged. Cheap. As far as hard-working utes go, the demands are fairly simple, yet the dual-cabs we’re most familiar with seem to be moving away from that formula. However, the Mahindra Pik-Up still has the basics covered.
As the cheapest seven-seat automatic SUV in Australia, the Mahindra XUV500 makes a play for the sensibilities of Aussie families who might otherwise turn to used-car lots for their family-hauling needs.
We drove it in India, but what is the Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic like in Australia? We hit the road to find out.
Usually we test a car for about a week and put it through its paces in the CarAdvice garage. That wasn't the case with the 2016 Mahindra Genio. For this test we decided to put the 2016 Mahindra Genio in the hands of a hard-working tradesman. That tradie just so happens to be my dad, Brian Campbell...
It's one of the most rugged four-wheel drives in the world. We get behind the wheel of Mahindra's Thar for a quick drive.
We travel all the way to India to find out if the revised Mahindra XUV500 will work as well on the streets of Bombay, as it will Double Bay.
We test the Mahindra Pik-Up - the country's cheapest diesel ute.
This is the biggest car I’ve ever driven. We left from from Sydney on a very warm Friday afternoon, headed for Newcastle to catch Nelly in concert. I took three friends with me, all of which had never heard of Mahindra before, but by the end of the trip we were all impressed.
The first medium SUV from India can teach the established players a thing or two, as Dan DeGasperi finds...
Utes and tradies go together like meat pies and tomato sauce, like Queensland and XXXX – like tradies and a cold beer at knock off on a Friday arvo for that matter. Our hardworking Aussie tradies rely on their vehicles for their livelihood, so any work ute worth its salt needs to be practical, functional and hard wearing...