Mahindra South Africa has lifted the wraps off its limited "Karoo Edition" Pik Up double-cab bakkie to celebrate six months of local production.

The Karoo Edition retains the 2,2-litre turbodiesel engine found in the flagship S10 Pik Up, which is good for 103 kW at 3 750 r/pm and 320 Nm of torque between 1 500 and 2 800 r/pm. The mHawk powerplant is coupled to a six-speed manual 'box.

According to Mahindra, some R28 000 worth of extra features have been included as standard with this particular S6 model. These include a tow bar, nudge bar, roll bar and tonneau cover. Rain deflectors on the windows and wheel arch mouldings are standard fitments, too. To finish it off, Karoo decals have been applied to the exterior.

Mahindra says this limited-run bakkie comes after the company's award-winning, locally filmed advertisement where an adventure seeker goes in search of a farmer’s lost lamb.

Pricing starts at R299 999 for the 4x2 and R329 999 for the 4x4 Karoo derivative. A five-year/90 000 km service plan is included. No word yet as to how limited the 'Karoo' Edition Pik Up will be.

Author: Marius Boonzaier