The next-generation Mahindra Global Pik Up concept will spawn into a production-ready model by 2025 to replace the existing Scorpio Classic-based pickup in international markets.
The ‘Pik Up’ is the nameplate that Mahindra uses for its Scorpio pickup truck (previously sold as Scorpio ‘Getaway’ in India) in global markets. Recently, the automaker has revealed the next-generation concept pick-up truck based on the new Scorpio N SUV, taking its aspirations to the next level.
Conceived at the Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS), the Scorpio N Global Pik Up concept showcases several unique design features and equipment that set it apart from other pickup trucks in its class.
Although the pickup market in India is in its nascent stages, the segment is growing phenomenally across global North and Southern markets, with the trucks becoming more and more chic and tech-savy. Mahindra’s latest pick-up truck concept is a testimony to this emerging market trend, which may catch up in India as well.
Muscularity with aesthetics
The Scorpio N-based pickup concept boasts a rugged and aggressive design, combining modern aesthetics with a muscular stance. It features a bold front grille, stylish LED headlights, and robust body cladding, giving it a distinctive presence on the road.
Adding to the premium looks are the pickup’s cutting-edge technology aspirations like digital, 5G-connectivity and smart interiors, not to mention Level 2 autonomous driving and semi-automatic parking. But what’s even more interesting is the concept’s off-road caliber and versatility.
Mahindra claims to have engineered the Global Pik Up Concept to handle various terrains with ease. The production-version may come with robust underbody protection, high ground clearance, and an advanced four-wheel-drive system, allowing drivers to confidently tackle challenging off-road conditions.
It can also be a sturdy workhorse, thanks to the spacious and functional cargo bed, which can accommodate a variety of loads, making it ideal for both commercial and recreational purposes. Additionally, foldable rear seats provide additional interior space when needed.
Further, Mahindra assures that the new Scorpio pickup will be powered by a the second-generation all-aluminium mHawk diesel engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. Standard 4WD and electronic shift-on-fly system will be complemented by four drive modes – Normal, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Rut and Sand.
The next-gen Pik Up may also come with a petrol engine matching the power and performance of ‘mhawk’ diesel mill in select overseas market. Given the emerging popularity of lifestyle pick-up trucks in India, the production-ready Global Pik Up may see light in the domestic market as well to take on the likes of Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and Toyota Hilux.