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2021 Mahindra PIK-UP

2021 Mahindra Dual Cab Pikup

Welcome to Australia, Mahindra!  Mahindra, an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing corporation, have been making some tough SUVs and Pick-ups for quite some time.  In fact, Mahindra started off in the auto industry by making the Willys Jeep in 1948.  Do they know a thing or two about making tough stuff?  The answer is: a definite yes.

You may have been hanging on to that old Hilux or Rodeo since you bought it new back in the 80s/90s, but now it’s getting tired and it’s in need of an overhaul.  I’d say don’t get rid of the old one.  Take the time to do it up, as I’m sure it’s a family treasure.  But, how about, in the meantime, getting yourself into a new ute?  A lot of water has gone under the bridge since you bought that old girl, and some of the modern technology these days is impressive.  If you don’t want to spend big money on a new ute, then Mahindra have some of the best-priced utes and SUVs around, and they are proven workhorses.

The 2021 Mahindra Pik-up is the ‘bee’s knees’, really.  It has a solid build quality, a strong engine and drive train, and it offers all the necessary comforts you will enjoy when out scampering around on the farm, off to the beach or out yonder in the Outback.  2WD and 4×4 Double Cab options are available, and you can have a well-dressed one of these for between $30 and $40k.  Single Cabs and Cab chassis versions are also available, as are SUVs.

Mahindra’s Pik-Up is a workhorse ute that was upgraded in mid-2020 with a revised grille and a set of “bending” projector headlights.  The Mahindra Pik-Up comes in a single-cab, light truck form or as a dual-cab ute.  You have a choice between RWD or a dual-range 4×4 driveline, and you get an automatic locking rear-diff for the serious off-roader.

The engine is a good thing, and it puts out 103 kW of power and a lusty 320 Nm of torque from its 2.2-litre turbo-diesel powerplant.  The full display of torque comes at 2800 rpm but below this there are creamy amounts on tap even before hitting the 320 Nm.  Its remarkable ability to roll on the torque effortlessly is not something that you’ll be able to read on paper, and you’ll find the power delivery strong and useable.  The manual six-speed gearbox gives you ample torque for all driving tasks.  There should be an automatic option available on Pikup versions before too long, however the manual gearbox is a fantastic unit.

A 2021 Mahindra Pikup has a 2.5 tonne towing capacity, so hauling a caravan or trailer full of wood is easy-as.  Your 4×4 Dual Cab version is happy returning an average fuel consumption figure below 9 litres/100 km.  Single Cab versions of these and can be had for less than $30k – and that’s for both the RWD and 4×4 versions.

2021 Mahindra Pikup

Satellite navigation and climate-control air-conditioning are standard, and there are a solid set of safety features that include stability control, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, and a rear camera.  ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) and Hill Holder assist are other decent items.

2021 Mahindra Dual Cab Pikup

The interior of a Mahindra Pikup/ute is comfortable.  It’s not full leather, nor is it packed with teen-tech wizardry and flashy lights; no, the Mahindra ute delivers comfortable seats, an arm rest, good dust tightness on a dirt track, Bluetooth so you can make a phone call and a stereo to get some beats on the long 3rd grade roads of Australia.  The engine is quiet, the road holding solid, and it is a decent vehicle to be in as you drive along and appreciate the Outback’s scenery.

An auxiliary input and USB socket, an MP3 Decoder, Bluetooth, a multi-function control screen, a stereo, a mobile phone holder, plenty of decent storage compartments, and cupholders are present.  Then there is the tub out the back which, even on the dual-cab is a massive place that, if you made it watertight, four of you could fill it up with water, climb inside and cool off on a hot day.  Pop the tailgate down and you have a readymade seat.

The new Mahindra Pikup is made of good, solid construction, where the chassis is tough, the back axle strong, and the traction superb.  This is a very usable and likable workhorse.  The LDV T60, the SsangYong Musso, the Hilux, the Navara, and the Mitsubishi Triton utes are all direct competitors, but I think that the Mahindra looks tougher and hungrier for work than the slicker looking rivals.  Four exterior colours are available for the Dual Cab, and these are: Napoli Black, Red Range, De-Sat Silver, and Arctic White.

The new Mahindra Pik-Up is covered by a 3-year/100,000km warranty, 4-years of capped price servicing and 5-years of roadside assist.  A fully kitted-out double Cab Mahindra Pikup can be had for $40k.  You could buy two of these for the price of one flashy 4×4 and still go more places in it!

2021 Mahindra Dual Cab Pikup

The 2021 Mahindra Pikup models include the:

  • Mahindra PIK-UP S10+ Manual 4×4 Dual Cab
  • Mahindra PIK-UP S10+ Manual 4×4 Dual Cab Black mHawk
  • Mahindra PIK-UP S6+ Traytop Single Cab 2dr Man 6sp 4×2
  • Mahindra PIK-UP S6+ Traytop Single Cab 2dr Man 6sp 4×4
  • Mahindra PIK-UP S10+ Cab Chassis Dual Cab 4dr Man 6sp 4×4

For any more information on the new Mahindra Pikup or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mahindra dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!