Mahindra diesel pickups finally get EPA certification
At long last, Mahindra can get in the business of actually selling its Pik-Ups instead of waiting for the EPA and fighting with its dealers. PickupTrucks.com reports that the little Indian truck has finally received EPA certification, meaning that retail sales of the TR20 and TR40 diesel pickups can begin next year.
Global Vehicles (Mahindra's U.S. distributor) put on a happy face, saying, "Our dealers are excited as well. This is great news," but it's unclear how this development will affect the ongoing litigation between the two entities. Global Vehicles recently sued Mahindra for missing three deadlines to have its trucks ready for sale, claiming that GV and its dealer body spent $95 million getting everything prepared. Our guess is that they'll find some timely way to kiss and make up so that you can get your $22,000 Pik-Up as soon as possible.