Global Vehicles USA, exclusive US importer for Mahindra vehicles, has issued a press release this afternoon regarding comments made by Mahindra & Mahindra president, automotive sector, Pawan Goenka regarding further launch delays of the India-built pickups.
The press release reads:
“ALPHARETTA, GA., July 8, 2010-It has been recently reported in the media Mahindra is claiming its pending litigation with Global Vehicles may delay the introduction of its vehicles to the United States market. This claim is both inaccurate and unfortunate. Indeed, in the litigation Global Vehicles seeks to compel Mahindra to honor its contractual obligations to obtain homologation of the vehicles and to begin shipping them pursuant to existing and long standing orders placed by Global Vehicles on behalf of its many dealers. Global Vehicles was constrained to take legal action as a result of Mahindra’s unjustifiable delay in making its vehicles available and to otherwise protect Global Vehicles’ dealers who have waited long enough for product. Global Vehicles and its dealers stand ready, willing and able to immediately begin selling Mahindra vehicles in the United States. All Mahindra needs to do is complete homologation and start delivering them. Thus any delay in entering the United States market rests exclusively with Mahindra and can in no way be attributable to the litigation or any actions of Global Vehicles.”
Global Vehicle’s statement lobs the ball back into Mahindra’s court. MP will continue to follow each volley.
Source: Global Vehicles