An updated version of the Mahindra Scorpio hatchback has been spotted in India for the first time since its debut as a concept in August this year. The model, called the Global Pik Up project, was shown in South Africa, a key market for the model, and in Australia. The pick-N-Scorpio test mule ditches all the heavy-duty elements of the concept, like the hood, flared wheel arches and extended side steps, and now has a basic two-car layout with a cargo bed. .
It does look different from the Scorpio N, right down to the front door. The only difference is that the tail and rear wheels have been moved, so the longer wheelbase is needed to accommodate the cargo bed. The rear cargo area has a grab handle in the middle and temporary tail-lights on either side, a look taken from the first generation Scorpio. The production version has a slightly larger shelf, although it can be reduced. Finally, the test mule is seen riding on the same set of alloys as the Scorpio N.
Under the hood, the Scorpio N pickup is powered by an updated version of Mahindra’s 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or an Aisin 6-speed automatic. It offers four-wheel drive and fly-by-wire with four driving modes: straight, grass-gravel-snow, mud-gravel and sand.
The Scorpio N pickup will be offered with the aforementioned diesel engine in India, South Africa and Australia, and may be offered with a petrol engine in the ASEAN region where petrol tickets are required.
While the production launch is still imminent, Mahindra has hinted at the design of the Global Pik Up concept in India, saying the model will be unveiled here in the coming months. The car will go on sale for the first time in South Africa in 2025 and beyond, competing with the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and Toyota Hilux in India’s growing lifestyle and sub-segment.