A disguised prototype of the Mahindra Scorpio N-based pickup truck has been spotted undergoing testing in India. This model, known as the Global Pik Up concept, was initially unveiled in South Africa, a key market for this vehicle, along with Australia.
The test mule has undergone design revisions compared to the concept, featuring a more conventional double-cab layout with a simple load bed, eliminating the bold styling elements such as aggressive bumpers and flared wheel arches. Although the front end is yet to be fully revealed, the rear doors and repositioned rear wheels indicate a lengthened wheelbase to accommodate the cargo bed.
The cargo bed’s tailgate has a centrally located handle, and temporary tail-lamps reminiscent of the first-gen Scorpio are vertically stacked on either side. A sizable roll bar is also present, potentially subject to modification in the final production version. Notably, the test mule retains the same set of alloys as the regular Scorpio N.
Under the hood, the Scorpio N-based pickup will feature an updated 2.2-liter diesel engine from Mahindra, paired with either a 6-speed manual or an Aisin-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will offer four-wheel drive with shift-on-the-fly capability and various drive modes, including Normal, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Rut, and Sand.
The Scorpio N pickup is slated to launch in South Africa in 2025 before reaching the Indian market. It is expected to compete with models like the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and the Toyota Hilux in the emerging segment of lifestyle pickups and off-roaders in India. Mahindra has recently patented the design in India, hinting at a potential showcase in the coming months. Additionally, the pickup may be offered with a petrol engine in the ASEAN region to meet the demand for petrol pickups in that market.
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