The Mahindra Pikup was introduced in Australia during 2007. This 3-star rating applies dual cab 4x4 Pikups built from January 2012, when several production changes were introduced. Dual cab vehicles built prior to this date have a 2-star ANCAP rating (see separate ratings). Dual front airbags, antilock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD) are standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is not available. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. There are no top tether anchorages for child restraints so this vehicle is unsuitable for transporting children under the age of four.
3 stars. The Pikup scored 6.6 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well, except for footwell and firewall intrusion. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver. Chest protection was marginal for the driver and passenger. The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.