Mahindra has updated its MY2020 PikUp headlined by a revised front-end and added features.
The MY2020 Mahindra PikUp has been given a new signature grille, static bending projection headlights, LED DRLs (daytime running lights) and a new fog light assembly, along with a range of equipment upgrades.
The PikUp is available in two specification levels: S6+ and S10+. Both are powered by an mHawk 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that makes 103kW of power at 4000rpm and 330Nm of torque from 1600-2800rpm. It’s mated to a six-speed manual gearbox which in turn delivers power to the wheels via a part-time 4×4 two-speed transfer case. An Eaton auto-locking mechanical rear differential completes the driveline package.
The PikUp is a pretty basic bit of kit, with traditional separate chassis architecture, independent front suspension with torsion bars and a live-axle rear with leaf springs. It’s this simplicity and growing reputation for reliability that has seen it become popular with rural buyers around the country. It offers respectable off-road capability thanks to good low-range gearing, the aforementioned locking rear diff and decent ground clearance.
The 4×4 Single Cab S6+ with aluminium tray costs $27,990 drive-away and now features standard cruise control, Bluetooth phone connection, upgraded seat fabric and driver’s seat height adjustment. It’s also available with a new-for-2020 Pastoral Pack for $35,990 drive-away, which adds a winch compatible steel bull bar, a bash plate, side brush rails, a snorkel, a tow bar, canvas seat covers and vinyl floor covering.
The Dual Cab S10+ costs $32,990 drive-away and it scores an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen with a high-resolution reversing camera and standard Satnav. It comes with a factory tub or can be ordered with a range of optional aluminium or steel trays.
Mahindra offers a five-year/100,000km warranty on the PikUp with five-years of roadside assistance and a four/year/55,000km capped-price servicing program. For more details head to the Mahindra website.