By Otsile Kadiege
Mahindra is launching a very special edition of its top-selling Pik Up Karoo S11 Automatic which the automaker said it’s inspired by the beautiful vistas of the Karoo and requested by ardent Pik Up fans.
Rugged exterior styling
The limited edition Pik Up Karoo Dusk is wrapped in a hard-wearing matt black film and features the same styling bar on the rear load bay, the side-mounted steel steps, robust over fenders and roller shutter door seen on the S11 Karoo flagship. These have, however, been colour coded to match the dark look of the Karoo Dusk, leaving only the highlights on the front fender vents, diamond plated rear step and the silver highlights on the alloy wheels to contrast with the overall dark design.
Mahindra also added a special dark-blue hue for the Dusk decals and distinctive acacia-tree in the Karoo logo and a set of 17-inch machined off-road alloys in black with silver detailing in the outer rim wrapped with special mud terrain tyres from General Tire.
One of the standout features is the off-road front and rear steel bumpers which add additional functionality for technical off-roading by increasing the approach and departure angles and exposing larger sections of the off-road tyres to the rockface when climbing or descending steep off-road sections.
Karoo Dusk interior
Inside, the Karoo Dusk is equipped with a touch-screen infotainment system with in-built reverse camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. It is also equipped with cruise control, climate control, a multi-function steering wheel and electric windows, to name but a few.
Pricing and warranty
The limited edition Mahindra Pik Up Karoo Dusk is priced at R549,999. It is unclear how many units will be built, however, Mahindra SA said it will be available in “extremely limited numbers”.
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