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Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance

23 Sep 2021

  • Locally developed Ambulance complies with all regulatory requirements
  • Comprehensive list of customisation options available under warranty
  • Ambulance available nationally from R607 999

 September 23, 2021, Centurion. Mahindra has combined the expertise of its engineers, its technical partners, its assembly facility in Durban and its Gauteng-based Special Fitment Centre to launch an all-new Pik Up Ambulance.

Based on the Mahindra Pik Up S6 Single Cab Chassis Cab, the new Pik Up Ambulance offers go-anywhere medical mobility for first responders and medical staff, especially in rural areas and to reach crisis sites through off road or through rubble and debris.

The new Pik Up Ambulance is converted with a double-walled and insulated ambulance cabin. These proven underpinnings and the support from Mahindra engineers mean that the model carries a full factory warranty and is available as either an S6 Single Cab 4×2 or S6 Single Cab 4×4.

“The Mahindra Pik Up has proven itself as capable, supremely reliable yet affordable to purchase and maintain. It has become a trusted partner to the public and private sectors which often have fleets of Pik Up models on site.

“This widespread acceptance by businesses and the government has inspired us to investigate other applications, such as the Ambulance, which will allow companies to easily add the vehicle to their existing fleet,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.

While there are significant customisation options, the Pik Up Ambulance was created with feedback from medical professionals to ensure that it fits the broadest range of applications from the onset. The range of custom options are available directly from Mahindra and are also covered by comprehensive warranty support.

These requirements include an access ramp to enable the smooth transition of the patient from curb to cabin, with the roll and cot stretcher included in the package specifications. There is an additional spine board that is flush fitting and secured to the side.

The canopy itself is double-walled and insulated, with frosted laminated side windows and one-way windows in the rear. The floor is shock-proof and has been treated with a hard-wearing anti-skid coating.

Inside the ambulance cabin, Mahindra has fitted a range of medically approved equipment that is not only easy to reach and use but allows most customers to buy and use the ambulance without requiring additional customisation and certification.

The range of equipment includes an air conditioner linked to that of the driver cabin, a fresh water system with basin, oxygen tanks, an intercom, interior LED-lighting, a swivel rear spotlight and storage space that double up as a bench. This equipment, and the additional power points in the rear cabin, are powered from an additional battery system fitted in the engine bay.

Each Pik Up Ambulance also has a public address system with siren, a regulation set of red and orange emergency vehicle lights and a range of decals for each province and application.

“By funding the testing, development and certification costs at the start of this project, we have made it much easier and more affordable for companies and the public sector to purchase a hard-wearing, off-road-ready ambulance,” says Rajesh.

The Pik Up with Ambulance Specification builds on the already-impressive safety credentials of the standard Pik Up, meaning that no additional changes were required here. Every Pik Up model offers dual front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, side-impact protection, and seatbelt reminders as standard.

Also standard, is the Pik Up’s impressive performance and durability. Each Pik Up model is fitted with Mahindra’s tried and tested mHawk turbodiesel engine with common-rail direct injection. This engine delivers 103 kW and 320 Nm.

The S6 also includes luxuries such as cruise control and air conditioning fitted as standard, a ground clearance of 210 mm, with an approach angle of 34 degrees, a departure angle of 15 degrees and a breakover-angle of 18 degrees. The bakkie is certified to tow a braked trailer of up to 2 500 kg and it has a combined fuel consumption of only 7.7 litres per 100 km.

The Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance joins the recently launched Pik Up Game Viewer and the Mining Specification Pik Up double cab in Mahindra’s growing portfolio of locally developed and built special Pik Up models.

The Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance is available at the following prices:

Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance S6 4×2: R607 999

Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance S6 4×4: R655 999

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About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19.6 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs more than 250 000 people across over 100 countries.

Learn more about Mahindra on www.mahindra.com / Twitter and Facebook: @MahindraRise

About Mahindra South Africa

Mahindra South Africa is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra of India, which was established in 1945. Mahindra SA is celebrating its 16th year of operations in South Africa.

The company has dealers in all nine provinces of South Africa, which are comprehensive facilities that handle sales, service and spare parts. With 67 dealerships, in cities and in towns across Southern Africa, Mahindra has a growing national footprint that is moving ever deeper into communities as the company continues its drive to offer value-for-money products and services to its customers. The company has recently inaugurated its vehicle assembly facility at Durban for its bakkies. Mahindra South Africa also offers a wide range of powerful and fuel-efficient diesel gensets under brand “Powerol” and is also in the Construction Equipment Business with the Mahindra Earthmaster 4X4 TLBs. They have recently entered into the Farm Equipment Business with their Tractors and wide range of Implements.

The company has also expanded into other sub-Saharan countries, currently exporting vehicles to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and Namibia, besides having presence in Swaziland and Lesotho.

Mahindra South Africa has achieved significant growth in the country since its establishment in October 2004, and since then it has sold over 60 000 vehicles.

www.mahindra.co.za