Mahindra launches Mining Specification on popular Pik Up
28 Oct 2020
- Developed for South African conditions and regulations
- Fitted by Mahindra South Africa and available with full factory warranty
- S6 4×4 with Mining Specification now available at R405 999.
October 20 2020; Pretoria: The tough and reliable Mahindra Pik Up is donning its mining boots with its new factory-fitted and guaranteed mining spec option.
The new Pik Up with Mining Specification package is available on the recently upgraded S6 manual double cab with 4×4 drivetrain and Mahindra’s patented MLD rear locking differential as standard.
Customers will be able to order the full Mining Specification from their fleet representative or Mahindra dealership. The model will be available at a very competitive R405 999 for the S6 model with the Mining Specification package.
The Mining Specification was designed by Mahindra in South Africa to meet the strict safety and signage regulations of open cast mining and large-scale construction operations. The local development was done by the team at Mahindra’s head office in Pretoria and supported by their Special Fitment Centre near Kempton Park and their assembly facility in Durban.
As such, the Mining Specification Pik Up is fitted with heavy-duty external roll-over protection, the necessary red, white and yellow decals, a roof-mounted light bar and a reverse buzzer.
Other unique additions to this specification include a rubberised load bin with cargo net, stop blocks, wheel nut indicators and heavy-duty seat covers. Mahindra has also added a fire extinguisher, First Aid kit and COVID kit.
“The Mahindra Pik Up is a well-established bakkie range in Southern Africa, and we are seeing its combination of durability, reliability, affordability and high specification find favour with lifestyle buyers and businesses.
“This is especially true over the last three years, where it has become one of the fastest-growing bakkie brands in the country,” says Rajesh Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa.
According to Rajesh, any of Mahindra’s large fleet customers could buy the Pik Up for their mining or construction fleet, but then had to wait for a vehicle body builder to customise the model for use in a regulated mining or construction environment.
By developing and fitting the regulated equipment directly, Mahindra not only saves the fleet buyers’ time, but ensures that the fitment is perfect for the local environment. It also means that Mahindra can provide a full warranty on workmanship and equipment.
The Pik Up with Mining Specification builds on the already-impressive safety credentials of the standard Pik Up, meaning that no additional changes were required here. Every Pik Up Double Cab model offers dual front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, side-impact protection and seatbelt reminders as standard.
The S6 specification level also offer luxuries such as cruise control and air conditioning fitted 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 Pik Up has 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.
“By designing and fitting the Mining Specification kit at our Special Fitment Centre in Gauteng, we are able to fit all the necessary equipment, without limiting the mechanical warranty or changing the vehicle benefits, such as the high ground clearance and towing capacity,” says Rajesh.
The Pik Up with Mining Specification is available immediately from Mahindra South Africa and its 67 dealers across Southern Africa.
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.
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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.