Mahindra Returns To Australia
7th June, 2007
TMI Pacific, an arm of Sydney’s Tynan Motor Group, has announced the New South Wales launch of the highly anticipated utility vehicle from renowned Indian automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M).
The Pik-Up from Mahindra, signals a rugged and value for money offer that the market has shown much interest in to date. It has a 2.5 litre common rail turbo diesel engine which meets Euro 4 emission standards. The vehicle produces 79 kW of power and 247 Nm of torque and will be available in single or dual cab to Australian buyers this month. Initially, New South Wales dealers are in the set-up stage, whilst Queensland and Victoria will see the new ute in approximately six months. Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory will have dealers appointed during 2008.
The Chairman of TMI Pacific and the Tynan Motor Group of companies, Michael Tynan said, “We have been in the auto business for more than 40 years and have built a name in the market based on integrity and trust. I’m so pleased with this new initiative, which has me just as excited as I was starting this company so long ago. Our business partner M&M is a perfect fit as it’s family owned with similar values that has stood the test of time for more than 60 years in its home market."
“As per our initial plans, we have secured 10 dealers for the Mahindra Pik-Up in NSW, and anticipate a complete national roll out with a network of 50 dealers by the middle of next year. TMI Pacific, which will operate from a newly acquired 15,000m2 head office in Sutherland, will be dedicated to servicing the Australian market with all after-market services, spare parts distribution and technical training of specialists."
“Our thorough market testing in tough and rugged conditions has ensured that the vehicle will deliver on the expectations of the Australian driver. We feel that the vehicle will strongly appeal to rural consumers and tradesmen, however, its large tray, price and cabin size especially in the four door, will also appeal to sportspeople and families. On that basis we have no doubt that we’ll be able to fulfill our initial projection of 600 units sold in the first year,” said Tynan.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive Sector, M&M, said, “The Mahindra Pik-Up is of a special pedigree in the Mahindra stable. It was the first Indian vehicle in its segment to be unveiled in a global market. This launch is another milestone as it marks an entry into another continent for the vehicle. Our dream is to be a household name in this country by providing world-class value for money products that cater to local needs and aspirations. As many across the globe have discovered, Australians will also find that the Mahindra Pik-Up will fulfill their demand for quality at a value for money price.”
Pravin Shah, Executive Vice President, Automotive Sector, and in-charge of International Operations, M&M Ltd., said “The Mahindra Pik-Up is a powerful set of wheels and reinforces Mahindra’s technology-driven product range for global customers. Its state-of-the-art external and internal features are based on customer needs our research has identified. We consider it an honour to be presenting our Pik-Up to Australian customers, who are known to be amongst the most demanding in the world. We are confident that TMI Pacific, with their experience in the auto business are extremely capable of making this happen.”
The Pik-Up range from the Mahindra: For work and for pleasure
The Mahindra Pikup utility is designed to deliver great performance and power that makes tough work easy. The vehicle, which is derived from the Mahindra SUV range, comes with the style and comfort of the SUV, with ample interior space and cargo capacity. It also comes with a 3 year, 100,000km warranty and 12 month roadside assist.
Design & Features
The Mahindra Pik-Up is available with either two or four wheel drive, both in single and dual cab versions, and is the result of extensive research and development to provide a vehicle that will thrive in Australian conditions.
The design focus of the Mahindra Pik-Up has been around providing maximum utility and comfort to the consumer through its class-leading load tray dimensions with a 1.725 m³ of double-walled tray for the single cab, and 1.125m³ for the double cab. The cargo bed is both large and strong with double-wall construction for increased durability and protection. The Mahindra Pik-Up has expansive dimensions, with a length of 5,098 mm, width of 1,770 mm and height of 1,942 mm, offering a roomy interior, in particular excellent rear leg room and interior height. Side profile is distinguished by side steps which are fitted as standard equipment.
There are ample storage spaces within the spacious interior. 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.
All four Mahindra Pik-Up models have a 2.5 litre inter-cooled common rail turbo-charged diesel engine, designed in collaboration with AVL, Austria – global leaders in power train systems and engine design. The combination of 79 kW at 3,800 rpm and 247 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm, makes the Mahindra Pik-Up ideally suited for farmers, tradesmen, for commercial applications, within light industries and for recreational use. Although a hard-working vehicle, it meets the Euro IV emission standard which makes it more environmentally friendly. In addition, the diesel engine offers lower running costs. Fuel consumption to ADR 81/0 is 9.9l/100kms for all models.
It has ventilated disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear. It has independent front torsion bar suspension and an anti-roll bar. Rear suspension is progressive rate leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers.
All models make have a five-speed manual gearbox. An automatic transmission is expected to be offered during 2008. Off-road driving is considerably enhanced by the 210 mm ground clearance and electronics that allow you to swap to the 4 x 4 mode with a turn of a switch whilst moving.
Price (RRP including GST)
Mahindra Pik-Up 2.5 CRDe Turbo Diesel Single Cab 4 x 2 - $23,990
About TMI Pacific
The Tynan Motor Group remains a family company and is into its third generation of family involvement. It is rated 74th in BRW Magazine Top 500 Family Companies, employing more than 270 staff at six locations including multi-franchise dealerships, service centres and a tyre centre, as well as a collection of franchises that are the envy of many dealers - Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Benz Commercial, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Honda, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Hyundai, Subaru and Kia.
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