Mahindra Automotive Australia (MAAPL) has taken on four more variants of its latest-generation Pik-Up ute, adding increased specification for mid-range 4x2 and 4x4 units.
As before, pricing for the PikUp opens at $21,990 drive-away for the base 4x2 Single Cab S6 cab chassis, stretching up to $31,990 for the range-topping 4x4 dual-cab S10 Cab with tub.
The new offerings amid the line-up include a 'Tradie Pack' in 4x2 Single Cab guise, which includes a general purpose aluminium tray (GPA), Bluetooth functionality and cruise control, pushing the price up to $23,990.
S6 grade Pik-Ups are equipped with steel wheels, projector headlights, air-conditioning, a standard-fair audio head unit with a MP3, radio and a CD player, as well as side steps and fabric seats.
The higher-spec S10 gains a 6.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, an alloy sports bar, fabric trim with arm rests, driver's side seat adjustment and daytime running lights.
Standard safety features across the range include hill descent control, ESC, ABS, EBD, roll-over mitigation, airbags and a collapsible steering column.
Mahindra has also added an S10 grade for Single Cab 4x2 and 4x4, as well as 4x4 Dual Cab, in Cab Chassis configuration for $25,990, $28,990 and $31,500 respectively.
The Mahindra Pik-Up is exclusively powered by a 2.2-litre 'mHawk' turbo-diesel engine that produces 103kW/320Nm and is matched up to a six-speed manual gearbox and an Eaton mechanical locking differential.
In all guises, the Pik-Up boasts a 2500kg braked towing capacity and has a ground clearance of 210mm.
In rear-wheel drive form, the Indian-built off-roader makes use of independent double wishbone suspension with an anti-roll bar, or independent suspension with a torsion bar and rear leaf springs in all-paw versions.
The Mahindra PikUp comes with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance.
According to MAAPL head of automotive business Russel Thiele, the company has been keen to take on new variants for some time, and thinks that the increased specification will help drive sales.
"We have been chasing supply from the factory ever since launch of the new Mahindra PikUp" he said.
"Sales have been great and with new metro dealers in Geelong and Penrith about to be announced, momentum in the light commercial segment is with Mahindra."
"Many of our farm and trade customers like our S10 Dual Cab but have been wanting those specifications in Single Cab. Now with the introduction of S10 4x4 and 4x2 Single Cab we are able to offer a truly competitive high spec ute in the light commercial market."
2018 Mahindra PikUp driveaway pricing
Mahindra PikUp 4x2 Single Cab S6 Cab Chassis – manual – $21,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x2 Single Cab S6 Cab Chassis with Tradie Pack – manual – $23,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x2 Single Cab S10 Cab Chassis – manual – $25,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Single Cab S6 Cab Chassis – manual – $26,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Single Cab S10 Cab Chassis – manual – $28,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Dual Cab S6 Cab Chassis – manual – $29,490
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Dual Cab S6 Cab with Tub – manual – $29,990
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Dual Cab S10 Cab Chassis – manual – $31,500
Mahindra PikUp 4x4 Dual Cab S10 Cab with Tub – manual – $31,990
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