Monday, October 18, 2010

December Mahindra Launch Date Is Now “No Date”

PickupTrucks.com is reporting this morning via AP reports that Mahindra is no longer stating that a thrice delayed US launch date of December 2010 is expected for their India-made small diesel pickup trucks.


Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s vice chairman and managing director, Anand Mahindra, told an interviewer that “we’re still interested in getting into the US”. However, he went on to say that “we don’t want to turn this into a war of words” regarding a very public legal and PR battle over distribution of the pickups with US importer Global Vehicles USA (GV).

GV has maintained that they intend to move forward with introducing and launching the vehicles in US despite Mahindra’s continued statements that they have terminated their contract with GV and no longer regard them as a business partner. GV went so far as to officially place an order for $35 million of TR20 and TR40 pickups with Mahindra on September 24th only to have it rejected a few days later.

The Mahindra soap opera continues.
Source: PickupTrucks.com

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last week the new Ford Ranger debuted with a 2.2l diesel. It is available in most countries except USA. Will they be available in Canada? Can a US citizen buy one in Canada and bring it back into the USA?

Anonymous said...

You can import a vehicle from Canada to the U.S., but it isn't easy or cheap- read this first: http://www.foreignborn.com/visas_imm/entering_us/7importingyourcar.htm

As long as the vehicle was made in Canada and met U.S. safety and emissions standards it would be less of an issue, otherwise you're looking at 25% "chicken tax" duty, and making it pass our standards.

I like your thinking, though.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Mahindra sails back into the cesspool they emerged from. Good riddance!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info on importing a vehicle from Canada. Looks like a pain unless it is setup for USA sale.

here is the Ranger link for those interested.
http://motoring.iafrica.com/newmodels/680589.html

Anonymous said...

what, people still read this sh$%? Oh, wait a minute, I guess I did.
Still liken' the silverado but dented it the other day by driving over a bit too big of a rock.

Anonymous said...

i will wait i am in no hurry i will have one and you can have your u.s. crap

Anonymous said...

they will ship when Global runs out of money and the separate dealers indicated that they will deal with them (Mahindra) direct, probably after they sue Global for not honoring their contracts. Lots of ruck!!

Anonymous said...

The guy with the dented truck !!! A mahindra would of gone around. stop chaseing after jeeps. OH ya your truck is american and you dont care about denting it.sorry. wont be long when it is scrap and used to make mahindras to ship back to us. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Mahindra can go hug a nut! Dont tease me with multiple US launches and then deny me at the end! This ufortunately is about what I expected, too bad, cause the truck looks like it would have been a success. I suspect Mahnidra never had any real intention of bringing their truck to the US, this was a ploy to drive up their stock prices. Either way, if they cant get their shit together, then how can I expect them to build a decent truck. If they are this f***ed up, then their truck is probably a rust bucket P.O.S. anyway. Looks like I'll be keeping my Chevy for a few more years till GM comes out with the same idea. Mahindra, you screwed the pooch on this one...