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Mahindra Diesel Trucks on Track for Spring 2010 Release
www.trucktrend.com ^ | 12-22-2009 | By Benson Kong

Posted on 12/31/2009 7:26:09 AM PST by Red Badger

Today, we have learned that Indian automaker Mahindra is on track to sell the TR-series diesel trucks after completing all federal tests and is set to submit certification paperwork to the government in January. Final federal approval is expected in February; the trucks would then finally go on sale in the spring. It was just last month that we reported that the trucks were under review by the EPA and NHTSA, with final approval expected by Q1 2010.

“As of today, we are projecting that the vehicles will be on sale in the middle of spring, [2010],” said John Perez, CEO of Mahindra’s U.S. distributor Global Vehicles USA, via Web video.

Mahindra Pickup Side Mahindra’s spring release would finally put a diesel-powered light-duty truck into the hands of the U.S. consumer, after much delay. Barring a swift change in plans from Ford, GM, or Chrysler, the Mahindra TR-series would be the only offerings in its segment.

To refresh your memory on what is currently known about the Mahindra TR20 and TR40, check out this blog. Have something to say about Mahindra? Visit the forums for our companion thread.

Source: PickupTrucks.com


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: diesel; energy; fuel; truck

http://www.mahindrana.com/

1 posted on 12/31/2009 7:26:10 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: sully777; vigl; Cagey; Abathar; A. Patriot; B Knotts; getsoutalive; muleskinner; sausageseller; ...

Rest In Peace, old friend, your work is finished.....

If you want ON or OFF the DIESEL ”KnOcK” LIST just FReepmail me.....

This is a fairly HIGH VOLUME ping list on some days.....

2 posted on 12/31/2009 7:26:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Red Badger

Having been to India I would *never* even *consider* buying an Indian made (or designed) motor vehicle....unless I was to develop some kind of death wish.


3 posted on 12/31/2009 7:33:22 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

To import a vehicle to the US, it must be in accordance with all vehicle laws and regs that every other mfr has to obey, from FIAT to Mercedes........Check their website:

http://www.mahindrana.com/


4 posted on 12/31/2009 7:36:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Red Badger

here’s hoping Ford’s watching....oughta take them about 5 minutes to get a Ranger diesel rolling....they could call it ‘Rolling Thunder’! it’ll make a great jeep replacement vehicle, too, when they 4-wheel it!


5 posted on 12/31/2009 7:38:25 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: CRBDeuce

I rode in a Ranger Diesel back in the early 90’s. It was so loud inside the cab you couldn’t even talk. The salesman and I were yelling at each other!........................


6 posted on 12/31/2009 7:42:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: CRBDeuce

http://www.mahindrana.com/mahindra-clean-diesel.html


7 posted on 12/31/2009 7:43:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I don’t know, A friend bought a Mahindra Tractor and it’s alot of muscle for the price.


8 posted on 12/31/2009 7:53:31 AM PST by ABN 505
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To: Red Badger

heh...one of the benefits of the old diesels was the noise! had to buy a jeep to get the equivalent noise levels. never fall asleep in a jeep or a diesel (except the Jetta TDI—too quiet for my taste)!


9 posted on 12/31/2009 7:53:39 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Red Badger

The stats look good, and a ton and a 1/3rd cargo capacity is really a nice selling point.

If the price is reasonable, I’d be interested in buying with two prerequisites. Parts must be readily available and repairs must be doable at home with minimal specialty tools to buy.

The more high mileage diesels on the roads, the better.


10 posted on 12/31/2009 7:56:41 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: ABN 505

I used to have one of the John Deere ag tractors mfg in
India. A nice 2005 unit (5103). Absolutely no complaints.


11 posted on 12/31/2009 8:06:26 AM PST by rahbert (There are no fish here! What kind of ocean is this?)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

With 73K on the wife’s Explorer, replacement time is coming fast.

While logistics indicate another Explorer, I like diesel power, and I’d be interested in seeing what the SUV version offers.

Parts and repairs are essential, though.

Too, it’s common knowledge that you should never buy a first year product.

But I will look...


12 posted on 12/31/2009 8:09:20 AM PST by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Red Badger
WTF?


13 posted on 12/31/2009 8:16:27 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: CRBDeuce

I’ll stick with my ‘71 M35A2 and ‘86 M1009 CUCV. The Deuce only gets 8mpg but you don’t have to worry about getting rearended. The CUCV gets close to 20mpg and is also bigger than the average Yugo.

Going Green at our house means we take the DEUCE!


14 posted on 12/31/2009 8:22:27 AM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: ABN 505

Got a neighbor that has one too.Has run it for the last
two years all summer haying,trouble-free tractor so far.


15 posted on 12/31/2009 8:22:55 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: ABN 505

****I don’t know, A friend bought a Mahindra Tractor and it’s alot of muscle for the price.*****

Are they better than the old commie imports LONG and BELRUS tractors?


16 posted on 12/31/2009 8:23:25 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: CRBDeuce

“....oughta take them about 5 minutes to get a Ranger diesel rolling”.

I’ve always wondered why they didn’t do that already. It can’t be that much of a job to find a diesel to fit given the “straight drive” RWD configuration.


17 posted on 12/31/2009 8:27:23 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Red Badger
I want one with a better paint job. Something like this:

lovely old lorry

18 posted on 12/31/2009 8:38:22 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Red Badger

Does it come pre-infused with that Yellow Curry smell?


19 posted on 12/31/2009 8:48:00 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("Free" Healthcare + Citizenship for Lawbreakers = Democrats Forever! Buenos Dias!)
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To: Red Badger

I’ll buy one. If Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, etc., can’t be bothered to sell a small, diesel pickup in the US - screw ‘em. I’m tired of waiting.


20 posted on 12/31/2009 8:59:12 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (I'd rather be an AGW denier than a dumbass Watermelon)
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To: Red Badger

Great post, Red Badger !

I enjoyed reading the specs of this neat vehicle !


21 posted on 12/31/2009 9:12:55 AM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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To: Pessimist

In Honduras, they already sell a ranger with a “Powerstroke 3 liter”. It is basically half of a V8. I can’t understand why we can’t get those here. Toyota also sells a lot of diesels down there.


22 posted on 12/31/2009 9:19:35 AM PST by BigNate
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To: BigNate
"I can’t understand why we can’t get those here."

My bet is on the giant turd that sits just to the east of the Potomac river.

23 posted on 12/31/2009 9:41:18 AM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: CRBDeuce

Umm...I don’t think it’s up to Ford to replace a Jeep...that would be Fiat’s decision.


24 posted on 12/31/2009 9:45:45 AM PST by cuba_pete (Those who don't work pay less...those who do pay more. Make sense?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

We had ‘em...but hardly anybody bought ‘em. I don’t think the attitude will change much unless diesel prices come down quite a bit. Most people wouldn’t pay for 93 octane at the pump if they didn’t have to. Equivalent mileage and premium prices for a diesel? I just don’t see it.


25 posted on 12/31/2009 9:45:45 AM PST by cuba_pete (Those who don't work pay less...those who do pay more. Make sense?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Nice built,good finish on everything including the paint, heavy duty and as nice a tractor as I have seen even though I am a John Deere man. Worth taking a look at because the price is Great.


26 posted on 12/31/2009 9:47:48 AM PST by ABN 505
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To: cuba_pete

We’re talking >50% better mileage with the longevity of a diesel (assuming it’s well made). I love my ‘92 Toyota truck, but it’s getting old and for whatever reason, Toyota doesn’t build small trucks any more. I don’t need a big pickup that can go from 0-60 in 5 seconds getting 12mpg. I need a reliable, economical 4X4 work horse. Good luck to Mahindra.


27 posted on 12/31/2009 10:02:09 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

No, but I’m sure you can order it as a special order!..............


28 posted on 12/31/2009 10:03:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Brugmansian

“TURST IN GOD”??????.............Thye spell funny.................


29 posted on 12/31/2009 10:05:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Edgewood Pilot

Where are the specs? I couldn’t find them.


30 posted on 12/31/2009 10:07:35 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: listenhillary

Trying for the ladies market, I suppose................


31 posted on 12/31/2009 10:12:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: stevio

PDF file

http://www.mahindrana.com/pdf/specsheet.pdf


32 posted on 12/31/2009 10:24:12 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Red Badger

A friend of mine drove a Isuzu diesel pick up for years and his Dad had already put lots of miles on it...


33 posted on 12/31/2009 2:22:55 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Having been to India I would *never* even *consider* buying an Indian made (or designed) motor vehicle....unless I was to develop some kind of death wish.

Having been there several times, the most memorial image that comes to mind is the belching exhaust of hundreds of trucks climbing the gravel roads up into the Gnats. Air so dirty birds literally fell dead out of the sky.


34 posted on 12/31/2009 2:31:58 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: Mac n Jac
‘71 M35A2

Drove an earlier version at Dix...on bivouac. nuttin' wrong w/those other than the short repair intervals, kept motor pool busy. Still have my 'license'!

35 posted on 01/01/2010 5:57:00 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: cuba_pete

see the confusion there....that would be replacing my Jeep...tho’ it’ll have to wait for zero’s replacement too!


36 posted on 01/01/2010 6:01:32 AM PST by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Red Badger

,,, where I am we get the TATA diesel pickups - not a lot of them on the road, but give it a little time. They use the Peugeot HDi common rail engine as in the Peugeot 406. I’d like to see what the Mahindra’s like... can’t imagine a gun rack on the back of one though!


37 posted on 01/03/2010 10:54:45 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Mac n Jac
Now this is a Deuce and red, too!!


38 posted on 01/04/2010 7:20:26 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Red Badger

Reminds me of the old Isuzu pickup trucks.


39 posted on 01/24/2010 1:49:01 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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