Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the 4WD pickup version of Scorpio called the Pik-Up in Brazil. The SUV is priced at 89,900 Reals (Rs 23.80 lakh) and is basically a left-hand-drive version of the “Scorpio Getaway”. It is powered by a 2.6-litre common-rail engine which produces 110bhp at 4,000rpm and maximum torque of 269Nm at 2800rpm and is available in either 4X4 or 4X2 versions.
Features in the Brazilian version includes remote locking, a double DIN audio system with USB and SD card capabilities, air conditioning, electrically adjustable door mirrors and power steering.
"We intend to provide the market with vehicles incorporating quality and technology of an international standard, offering customers a strong value for money proposition, Given the company’s strong track record, Mahindra vehicles will be able to compete successfully in the Brazilian 4x4 diesel utility segment," said Jose Francisco de Oliveira Neto, general manager of Bramont.
Mahindra has set up a facility in Brazil to assemble this car and has an annual capacity of 5,000 cars. Also, the XUV500 and Quanto have been caught testing in Brazil, as reported previously which suggests that Mahindra has plans to introduce these models in Brazil. The company might consider having an assembly plant for these models.
Mahindra is trying to mark a global presence by going a step further and launching its products in different countries. For them Brazil is an important market like India due to its consumer preference similarities.