TMI Pacific, distributors of the cheap and cheerful Mahindra Pik-Up utility have confirmed plans to establish a dealer network across Australia. Mahindra dealers have already been established in rural and metro areas along the eastern seaboard and the next market to be targeted is South Australia, with Western Australia to follow.
"Having developed 24 dealer sites that are servicing the New South Wales, Victorian and Queensland markets successfully, we felt that it was time to begin our penetration into the South Australian market,? says Claire Tynan, Chief Operating Officer, TMI Pacific.
TMI Pacific see the current unpredictable economic times and more than a decade of drought in rural areas as an opportunity to enter the market with their rugged, budget priced ute range suggesting that the value for money proposition offered by the Pik-Up could be just what the doctor ordered.
?We have had positive feedback from dealers and buyers in the East. Undoubtedly, there is a challenge in introducing a new brand to the Australian market, however we encouragingly find that once dealers and drivers get into the vehicle and test drive it, they?re immediately impressed and often ?hooked?.
TMI Pacific will be hosting an open day in South Australia in the near future and aim to distribute the vehicle from the final quarter of 2008 onwards.
Mahindra Pik-Up Specifications and Pricing
The Mahindra Pik-Up features quite a competent 2.5-litre common rail turbo diesel engine that produces 79kW and 247Nm. It is available in either two or four wheel drive and single and dual cab versions. The Pik-Up offers class-leading load tray dimensions with a 1.725 m? of double-walled tray for the single cab, and 1.125m? for the double cab.
Standard features include limited slip differentials on both two and four wheel drive models, air-conditioning, four-wheel drive electrically engaged and automatic hub locks, power steering, power windows, remote central locking and standard sound system with full CD / MP3 player and radio, USB port and an SD card port that allows one to listen to music from a pen-drive or CD cards.
Tilt steering, foot steps, fog lights, front and rear demisters are also standard. The instrument cluster has a contemporary look with all controls designed with ease of access and operation in mind. For security purposes, the Mahindra Pik-Up is fitted with an alarm and immobiliser, and offers keyless entry as standard equipment.
Mahindra Pik-Up 2.5 CRDe Turbo Diesel Single Cab 4x2 - $ 23,990 (RRP Inc GST) Present promo pricing = $ 21,990 (RRP Inc GST)
Mahindra Pik-Up 2.5 CRDe Turbo Diesel Double Cab 4x2 - $ 25,990 (RRP Inc GST) Present promo pricing = $ 23,990 (RRP Inc GST)
Mahindra Pik-Up 2.5 CRDe Turbo Diesel Single Cab 4x4 - $ 26,990 (RRP Inc GST) Present promo pricing = $ 21,990 (RRP Inc GST)
Mahindra Pik-Up 2.5 CRDe Turbo Diesel Double Cab 4x4 - $ 29,990 (RRP Inc GST) Present promo pricing = $ 26,990 (RRP Inc GST)