Mahindra to Sell Pickups in the USA?
Volkswagen enthusiasts may be ticked off that VW of America has decided to pass on bringing the new Scirocco to these shores, but buck up little cowboys. Here's your consolation prize. Automotive News is reporting that India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. is seriously considering selling diesel powered regular and crew cab pickups in the U.S.A.
They're so serious that Mahindra's execs scheduled a meeting with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to explore manufacturing the trucks in the Peach State. Building the trucks outside India, particularly stateside, would help avoid the same 25% tarriff on foreign-built haulers that will be phased out for the Koreans by 2017.
On Mahindra's website, its four cylinder diesel powered pickups are rated at 55-horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque.
A diesel powered Indian 4-cylinder pickup that meets Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions. We'll believe it when we see it.