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New Diesel Tow Vehicle Rolling Out in 2011...from India?


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I saw a link to the Mahindra pickups and SUV posted on fiberglassrv.com, and thought some of you might be interested in reading about it, too.

Mahindra (with 50 years of producing vehicles in India), plans to launch their compact pickups and SUVs in the United States this spring. The trucks test at 30 mpg city/37 mpg highway from their small diesels, with a tow capacity of 5,000, and a cargo capacity of over 2000 pounds.

With a very small marketing budget, they will target select customers in the U.S., mainly Indian ex-pats already familiar with Mahindra, and green-minded customers looking for a high mpg clean diesel alternative. Trucks will be shipped to the U.S. in sections, and assembled here. SUVs will be shipped completely assembled. Look for a price-tag in the low to mid 20's.

I'm not saying I'm looking to be the first on my block to own an Indian vehicle, but I do think it's time we had small, efficient diesel pickups available in the U.S. You see smaller, tough little pickups like this all over Europe and Australia, by a variety of manufacturers.


http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/12/ma ... pring.html

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/ca ... is-Spring/

http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradviso ... /Mahindra/



A diesel-electric hybrid is in their plans for 2011.



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