Motoroids’ Mangalore representative and one of the Top Motoroids in our community – Thilak Rao has caught the America bound Scorpio pick-up truck on test. Very recently we told you about Mahindra having been sued for delays by Global Vehicles of Atlanta, USA. What you see in these pictures is the machine responsible for the aforementioned woes of M&M.
A left hand drive Mahindra pick-up truck to be launched and exported to the US for has been on the cards for a very long time now. The new vehicle is essentially a left hand drive cersion of the Mahindra Getaway available in India and exported to many countries.
The spied vehicle was a twin-cab truck and seemed to have gone rigorous testing with the tyres having been almost completely worn out. The interiors of the truck were not much different from the Indian version, although it had a pair of armrests for every seat and sported a miles marking on the speedometer. Doing duty as the car’s footwear were ‘General’ brand of tyres with its Grabber model being put to task. We were as baffled as you on seeing this unheard of brand on the machine, but a little research told us that the company, founded in 1915 is a subsidiary of the globally known Continental Tyres (Continental Tire North America) – so hopefully ones won’t have to think thrice before taking this beast in the wets.
We expect the truck to sport the 2.2-litre mHawk engine producing around 120 horses and a turning force of 290Nm. The vehicle on test featured automatic transmission, which is something that vehicles being shipped to America cannot afford to not have. The vehicle also had steering mounted controls for audio, and what we suspect, was cruise control. The company offers the feature in India, and there is no reason they would not offer the feature to the luxury oriented US market.
We hope the new vehicle gets shipped as soon as possible to the US, ending the delay related woes of the company. Go to NEXT PAGE for the complete gallery of the vehicle.