Mahindra has pulled the covers off its next pick-up, which will be like nothing we’ve seen from the brand. Dubbed the Global Pik Up Concept, it’s designed right at the heart of Mahindra's headquarters in India. This concept vehicle is poised to disrupt the local bakkie space if priced correctly, like the GWM P-Series did when it was introduced.


Where driver systems are concerned, the Mahindra Global Pik Up Concept is set to have Level-2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) leading the charge, ensuring a seamless driving experience. But that's not all – the Global Pik Up Concept takes safety seriously, with Trailer Sway Mitigation and Drowsy Driver Detection on board, working diligently to keep you and your passengers secure on the road. Mahindra isn’t specific on the number of airbags on board, however, word is that it will have “all-Around Airbag Protection”

The bakkie will be feature-rich, with in-car 5G Connectivity to keep you connected wherever the journey takes you. Let's not forget the small joys in life - like a semi-automatic parking system to ease the pressure when parking a vehicle of this size, and a sunroof - something we're yet to see in a bakkie.


Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Sector at Mahindra said, "The new Global Pik Up marks a significant step in Mahindra's Go-Global Strategy. This robust and Tough vehicle, engineered with cutting-edge Technology, is not only Versatile and Capable but also meets high standards of Safety. Our move with the Global Pik Up is poised to not only reinforce our presence in existing markets but also pave the way to new frontiers. It stands as an embodiment of what we aim to offer, an invitation to Live Unlimited, Explore Boundlessly, and Embrace Freedom."


Now, let's address the elephant in the room – the fact that the Mahindra Global Pik Up Concept is still a concept. But hold onto your camping gear because the future looks promising. When this concept finally hits the streets, South Africa will be standing among the first countries to receive it, alongside Australia and New Zealand.


Speaking proudly about the concept bakkie, R Velusamy, President of Automotive Technology and Product Development at Mahindra had this to say,  “This Global Pik Up from Mahindra, based on the Tough & Versatile New Gen Ladder Frame platform is engineered to deliver performance, safety, utility, and robust capability. The core principles of this concept lie in crafting a multifaceted vehicle for the contemporary era. Its blend of versatility and capability is fortified by state-of-the-art technologies such as Level-2 ADAS, immersive infotainment, and more. We are focused on building a true global pickup that reflects authenticity, with engineering and safety features designed to resonate with the global audience.” So sit tight as we wait patiently for its official release into the world. As soon as we have any further details, you'll be the first to know.


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