South Africa’s economy was built on mining, and this still makes up a significant chunk of our economy. But getting valuable commodities from under the ground is tough, specialised work that requires tough, specialised equipment.
Born in India, sold and loved around the world, tested and renamed in South Africa, and now launched here. The rugged, top-range workhorse Mahindra Scorpio has given way to the Pik-Up. It was tested in the most gruelling condition the country has to threaten, and once toughened up to survive here, it is now available to those of us who like tough to be well-priced and comfortable too.
Mahindra has acknowledged the unique needs of the South African market by opening a specialist fitment centre in Gauteng.
Mahindra has found a place in South Africa’s heart and the brand is growing rapidly here, with year-to-date growth of 34% in a market that declined by 3.5%. Initially, the range comprised affordable, tough-as-nails, no-frills vehicles, many developed for the myriad needs of the Indian military. These vehicles are very popular, but more recently Mahindra has made inroads in the sophisticated urban SUV market with vehicles such as the Mahindra XUV300 and XUV500.
p>Mahindra South Africa has certainly made their presence felt with several quality cars and none more so that the Mahindra Pik-Up. Perhaps it’s not the most stylish or modern-looking bakkie but don’t let that fool you as it packs a mighty punch where it really matters: off-road performance and features.
One of the most regularly asked questions at or Mahindra Showroom in Midrand is: “What is the difference between the Mahindra Bolero and the Mahindra Scorpio Pik-Up?” To help answer this question we’ve made a comparison between two similar versions of the respective vehicles below.