Diesel pickup from India headed for the U.S. by end of year

Posted By on May 14, 2010

mahindradieselpickup Mahindra & Mahindra to be the first company to sell a small pickup truck made in India to the U.S. market. A company spokesperson announced that they intend to sell their compact diesel pickup truck here by the end of the year.

The company’s president of auto and farm equipment, Pawan Goenka, stated that the truck has been road tested according to the U.S. requirements and expects certification from the EPA no later than July. Production will be in India and should arrive in showroom by December 2010.

See WSJ article for more details on the announcement.

According to company specifications, the 2.2 liter common rail diesel is expected to return 30 mpg on the highway and have a payload capacity of 2765 lbs. (PDF spec sheet)



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