Mathew Hayden, we know him as an Australian cricket legend. However, he is also the brand ambassador of Mahindra for the Australian market. Anand Mahindra recently tweeted a picture of Mathew Hayden driving the Mahindra Scorpio Pikup which is known as Pikup Dual Cab 4×4 in Australia as it is sold as a utility vehicle in Australia. The picture was shared to Anand Mahindra by one of his friends. He used the hashtag IndiavsAustralia because the picture was taken outside Gaba where the test match is currently going on. He also tagged Mathew Hayden in the tweet. The tweet said “A friend sent me this pic of Matthew Hayden outside the Gabba where #IndiavsAustralia was going down to the wire. He’s seated in an SUV that looks mildly familiar! Keep that engine revving @HaydosTweets”
A friend sent me this pic of Matthew Hayden outside the Gabba where #IndiavsAustralia is going down to the wire. He’s seated in an SUV that looks mildly familiar! Keep that engine revving @HaydosTweets pic.twitter.com/QB59aJQkSt
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 19, 2021
Mathew Hayden has also done a video on the Pikup once before where he shared what he thinks about the new generation of Pickup which was based on the Scorpio Getaway. We have covered that story before and you can read more about it by clicking here. He has also done a video before where he showcased how the XUV500 is a perfect family vehicle. He has been using the SUV to drop off his kids to school and he appreciates the standard safety equipment of the vehicle. He also talks about how the XUV500 is a practical vehicle with an extra third row of seats and a large boot. There is another video of him with the Pik-up where he says that Pik-up is a great value-for-money product and offers excellent quality and looks. You can watch both the videos by clicking here.
In Australia, the XUV500 is powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 140 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 320 Nm which is class-leading, Mahindra claims. You get a front-wheel-drive configuration with a 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission as standard and the top-end variant is also offered with an all-wheel-drive powertrain. It is important to note that in India, the turbo petrol engine and the all-wheel-drive variant is discontinued. We only get the 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 155 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Pik-up in Australia is offered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 140 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 320 Nm. It is only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The vehicle gets four-wheel drive with a Borg Warner transfer case. It is available in different cab sizes. In India, we get the same engine, but the 4×4 variant is now discontinued in India.
Mahindra has discontinued some of its variants of SUVs in India because they are working on a new generation of the Scorpio and the XUV500. The XUV500 is going to launch in the mid of 2021 whereas the Scorpio is expected to hit the Indian markets in the second half of 2021.