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 .

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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