The company, known for its robust ladder-frame tough off-road vehicles, is gearing up for another groundbreaking launch – the Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up. Recently spotted testing in India, this off-road pickup truck is poised to capitalize on the surge in interest for lifestyle off-roaders, a trend currently dominating social media.
Mahindra's Lifestyle Off-Roading Revolution
Mahindra set the stage for a lifestyle off-roading revolution in 2020 with the reincarnation of the Thar to modern standards. Mahindra, with its portfolio of tough ladder-frame SUVs, has emerged as a frontrunner in this niche. While Tata Motors opts for soft-roading monocoque SUVs with FWD architecture, Mahindra is staying true to the rugged appeal of ladder-frame off-roaders.
The Scorpio Pik Up: Extending Mahindra's Off-Roading Dominance
Adding another feather to its off-roading cap, Mahindra is gearing up to launch the Scorpio Pik Up in 2025. This pickup truck, based on the Scorpio N platform, has been recently spotted undergoing testing in India.
Global Pik Up: A Multi-Market Contender
The Scorpio Pik Up, also known as the Global Pik Up, isn't limited to the Indian market alone. Mahindra's Head of International Operations, Joydeep Moitra, has revealed plans to launch the Global Pik Up in Australia by mid-2026. Touted as the next-gen Ute for Australasia, the Global Pik Up carries the weight of high expectations on its sturdy shoulders.
Riding the Lifestyle Off-Roading Wave
As the lifestyle off-roading trend gains momentum, Mahindra is strategically positioning itself to ride this wave beautifully. The Scorpio Pik Up, with its tough and durable design, aligns perfectly with the preferences of adventure enthusiasts seeking more than just a standard vehicle.
Next-Gen Ute for Australasia: Mahindra's Global Aspirations
The Global Pik Up, often dubbed the next-gen Ute for Australasia, holds significant promise for Mahindra's international aspirations. With a launch scheduled in Australia in mid-2026, the Global Pik Up aims to carve a niche for itself in the fiercely competitive global pickup truck market. As Mahindra prepares to unleash the Scorpio Pik Up in 2025, the automotive landscape in India and beyond braces for a new era of off-roading.
It has to cater to Mahindra Scorpio promise to Australian market of delivering vehicles with no less than 5-star crash ratings. Once launched, it will replace current unrated Mahindra Pik-Up which is a pickup truck version of 2nd gen Scorpio currently sold in India as Scorpio Classic. Until 2026, Mahindra will implement ADAS suite for Scorpio N platform which is primarily developed and tested for Australian conditions.
Scorpio Pik Up launch in India
Since the Australian launch is slated for mid-2026, we would wager that India launch might happen in 2025. Mahindra is known for extensive and rigorous testing of their vehicles before launch. This would give Mahindra enough time to test the new vehicle to their heart’s extent. As seen with the test mule spotted in India, it doesn’t hold many design attributes that company patented with Global Pik Up concept. We see a different approach for this particular test mule that suggests there is a possibility of Mahindra Scorpio Pik Up launching in commercial segment too. Especially for multiple government entities that Mahindra caters to abroad.
The commercial-esque rear protective guard, and slightly unappealing tailgate (when compared to patented design) are the primary contributors towards this idea. The face might undergo a slight change, to establish a separate design identity. Powertrain-wise, it will get the same 2.2L turbo diesel engine as seen with Scorpio N SUV on sale in India and Australia.