Skip to comments.Mahindra Diesel Trucks on Track for Spring 2010 Release
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, , said John Perez, CEO of Mahindras U.S. distributor Global Vehicles USA, via Web video.
Mahindra Pickup Side Mahindras 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.
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.....
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.
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:
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!
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!........................
I don’t know, A friend bought a Mahindra Tractor and it’s alot of muscle for the price.
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)!
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.
I used to have one of the John Deere ag tractors mfg in
India. A nice 2005 unit (5103). Absolutely no complaints.
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...
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!
Got a neighbor that has one too.Has run it for the last
two years all summer haying,trouble-free tractor so far.
****I dont know, A friend bought a Mahindra Tractor and its alot of muscle for the price.*****
Are they better than the old commie imports LONG and BELRUS tractors?
“....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.
Does it come pre-infused with that Yellow Curry smell?
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.
Great post, Red Badger !
I enjoyed reading the specs of this neat vehicle !
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.
My bet is on the giant turd that sits just to the east of the Potomac river.
Umm...I don’t think it’s up to Ford to replace a Jeep...that would be Fiat’s decision.
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.
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.
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.
No, but I’m sure you can order it as a special order!..............
“TURST IN GOD”??????.............Thye spell funny.................
Where are the specs? I couldn’t find them.
Trying for the ladies market, I suppose................
A friend of mine drove a Isuzu diesel pick up for years and his Dad had already put lots of miles on it...
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.
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'!
see the confusion there....that would be replacing my Jeep...tho’ it’ll have to wait for zero’s replacement too!
,,, 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!
Reminds me of the old Isuzu pickup trucks.