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Mahindra Scorpio-N based pickup to be showcased on 15th August

On August 15, Mahindra will present their idea of a "Global Pik Up" in Cape Town, South Africa, together with other large-scale initiatives. Based allegedly on the Scorpio N platform, the new pick-up truck will most likely become a production vehicle, building upon the ladder-frame SUV's commercial success.

The idea, which goes under the codename Z121, is anticipated to use the same chassis as the Mahindra Scorpio N but with a larger wheelbase. A bigger rear bed with full-size spare wheels covered in gripping all-terrain rubber is made possible by the extended footprint.

In addition to the wheels, the enigmatic teaser also reveals the side steps, a section of the LED taillights, and the grille with the new Mahindra insignia. In a brief, hazy video, we can see the vehicle, which resembles a VW Amarok, heading out through the desert. It is unclear whether the idea would have a similar front end to the Mahindra Scorpio N or whether the carmaker will have a different design.

As the replacement for the previous Scorpio Classic/Getaway trims, the production version of the idea is anticipated in several territories, including South Africa, India, and Australia, in early 2025. Mahindra is likely to provide it in single-cab, double-cab, and cab-chassis variations to meet the demands of a larger market.

The 2.0-liter TGDi mStallion petrol engine with 197 horsepower (149 kW/200 PS) and the 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine with 173 horsepower (129 kW/ 175 PS) will most likely be retained as powertrain choices. Both engines may be combined with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission in the Scorpio N, which comes standard with rear-wheel drive and is available with all-wheel drive.

TopGear Magazine July 2024