This Independence Day is a big one for Mahindra as one of their big reveals in Cape Town, South Africa is the Scorpio-N in a pickup truck format, called simply the Global Pik Up. Yes, this is a concept, but it is the first time the Scorpio-N has gotten a pickup version as its predecessor had it as the Scorpio Getaway.
To convert the Scorpio-N into a pickup truck means a lot of major design changes. The big one obviously being an open bed that makes it a pickup truck. Aside from that, the upright stance has been retained and gets plenty of rugged elements all over. A highlight is of course the dark alloy wheels with chunky off-road-spec tyres wrapped around it. At the rear there are vertically stacked rectangular tail lamps with cube-like elements. Rounding things off is a new face with a rugged front bumper, a more aggressive front grille and additional lighting elements on the roof.
While technical details are scarce, the concept is powered by an MHawk diesel engine, which means it could very well be the same 175PS/400Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine from the Scorpio-N. It can be specced with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox and comes with 4WD capabilities with terrain based modes such as Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts and Sand to choose from.
We’re yet to know when the Mahindra Global Pik Up concept will go into production, it will likely happen towards the end of the year if not early 2024. Judging by the design, expect the road-legal model to be quite similar. As far as prices go, we could expect it to retail at a lower price range than the Scorpio-N it is based on, which is priced between Rs 13.05 lakh to Rs 24.51 lakh, ex-showroom.