Mahindra's U.S. Distributor Says First Trucks On Sale By Spring

Mahindra's U.S. Distributor Says First Trucks On Sale By Spring

Mahindra’s new diesel-powered TR20 and TR40 small trucks will be on sale by the spring, said John Perez, CEO of Mahindra’s distributor Global Vehicles USA. 

“As of today, we are projecting that the vehicles will be on sale in the middle of spring, [2010],” Perez said in a webcast video to Mahindra’s U.S. dealer network.

In August, the launch was pushed back to February.

Mahindra has completed all the testing needed to ensure the Indian-built pickups meet U.S. federal standards, Perez said. The company expects that certification paperwork will be submitted for approval to the government in January and approved by February.

Mahindra TR Series pickups will be offered in two cab configurations: a two-door regular cab and a four-door crew cab. Both will use a slightly modified version of Mahindra's mHawk 2.2-liter inline-four-cylinder diesel engine that meets U.S. emissions regulations. It's expected to have fuel economy ratings as high as 30 mpg and 1.3-ton hauling capability. Pricing is expected to start around $22,000.

[Source: Global Vehicles USA]

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For the truck segment alone, Navistar reportable results of $35 million, compared with $114 meg for first-quarter 2009, a modify of $79 million.

The company said it anticipates its total truck business retail sales intensity for Class 6-8 trucks and school buses in the U.S. and Canada for the punctuation ending Oct. 31 to be from 195,000 to 215,000 units. To date it has managed a 31 percent slice of the mart share pie.

Navistar expressed that it expects a successful start in the coming months of its advanced exhaust gas recirculation or EGR MaxxForce engines, several of which it has already submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for certification.

Navistar listed the start of its first commercial trucks for the Indian mart with stake partner Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and completion of its acquisition of the concrete mixer manufacturing business, Continental Manufacturing Co. Inc., as among its financial accomplishments.

Ronnie Gibbs

Will this truck actually make it to the US? I have followed Mahindra for years and ended up last year buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel but I could use the pickup also. I do love the diesel products.

As long as it's not by the UAW. I won't buy another UAW made product until the US taxpayers are completely paid back, the UAW takes back their retirees from the taxpayers, and the UAW changes is politics. I'll buy, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mahindra, and then maybe Ford - but GM and Chrysler are right out.

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