Can the Mahindra Pik Up join South Africa’s big four, especially now that it also boasts an automatic gearbox, or is it its destiny to remain in the background?
When you look at the sales figures, South Africa’s four favorite bakkies are the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max and Nissan NP300 Hardbody. In fifth place is the Mahindra Pik Up. It would like to join the inseparable four musketeers –D’Artagnan, Aramis, Porthos and Athos – on their adventures, but it’s often seen as an outsider.
During lockdown, we had the Pik Up and the streets to ourselves for a week and could drive it around before heading to the mountains to see how it fares off-road. Can the Mahindra Pik Up join the gang?