• Aug 28, 2010
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Mahindra's four-year saga with Global Vehicles is taking so many turns, it should get a telenovela on Univision. When we recently posted that the Pik-Up finally received EPA certification, GV and its dealer network were excited and ready to go. However, commenters on that post noted a message on Mahindra's site indicating that the company's relationship with GV was kaput.

Mahindra hasn't said a word since, but Global Vehicles and the dealers have let folks know that they aren't impressed and that they have no idea what Mahindra thinks it's doing. Global Vehicles' official response was, "such attempted termination is invalid under applicable laws of the United States and the State of Georgia, something which Mahindra continues to disregard." And a dealer who's got a showroom ready to sell Pik-Ups in December said, "If they're still coming in December of this year like they've said they are, they're coming through my dealership, and that's all there is to it."

GV has taken the unusual step of initiating arbitration in the United Kingdom, in the belief that legal action here could further delay the anticipated retail sale date. We'll wait to hear what Mahindra has to say on the matter, and we're sure that the folks waiting to buy a TR20 or TR40 Pik-Up hope Mahinda talks soon -- and with some good news this time.



[Source: Automotive News – sub req'd, via Motor Trend]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "Report: Mahindra says it has terminated U.S. dealer agreement"

      Good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Could someone tell me what the big deal about this vehicle is and why the U.S. needs it? Fleet vehicle maybe?
      • 4 Years Ago
      One less eye sore.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's nothing that this truck offered that isn't offered here already. All this truck would have done is prey on sheeple that think this is better than what's already here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Meh.. Current Ranger is long in the tooth. Still has that crappy SOHC 4.0 v6. They need to switch the 4 cylinder model over to the 2.5L engine at the very least, or even better.. a truckified version of whatever powertrain is going to be in the fusion ( probably a 2.5 TI-VCT motor ).

        At least Ford is still selling a small pickup these days.

        But i know more than a few people who would go crazy over a small diesel pickup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, who cares?

      Anyway, I heard Yugo was coming out with a truck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I sincerely hope I don't see these ugly things in North America. They are so BRUTALLY UGLY!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its not a product that brings anything new to the segment...its a product that belongs in a 3rd world country, so keep it out for all I care...
        • 4 Years Ago
        You belong in a 3rd world country.
        • 4 Years Ago
        In case you missed it, we ARE a third world country. Complete with a corrupt government, an out of control national debt, and teeming masses of uneducated human trash that vote to steal as much as possible from the few people providing them with jobs. Meet your new "U.S." pick-up, it suits us perfectly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 3rd world has enough problems as is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good. Keep that garbage out of our country.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Keep in mind that Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, all had pretty awkward entries into the USDM market.

        I'll wait until it actually makes it here until i start making fun of it. I think that's reasonable ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Go ask most farmers in the United States who makes their tractor."

        John Deere, Case or Massey-Ferguson.

        I live in farm country. There is not a single Mahindra dealer in the entire state.

        What was you point again?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

        Where's my four banger diesel truck? :(
        • 4 Years Ago
        Totally agree, man.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dang, and here I was ready to order one with a 4 banger diesel and the hot curry air freshener!! Oh well.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Go ask most farmers in the United States who makes their tractor. Ask them how happy they are with it. Ask them how reliable it is

        I'll give you a wild guess who made it -- hint: it's from India.

        Mahindra is Hyundai 2.0 (or Subaru 3.0, regarding Fuji Heavy Industries). A massive engineering firm, that makes REALLY big, complicated things, expanding into a consumer market. Just like Subaru and Hyundai they start out being ruthlessly simple, engineered to a price, and cheap. Once they have a semi-loyal customer base, and have learned a bit, they move upwards.

        This is also what happened with Japanese electronics, Taiwanese and Korean semiconductors, etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Rob - Mahindra makes the small to midsize tractors, which are for groundskeeping and small agricultural uses. Since the family farm died back in the Carter days, the main tractors are the massive 4wd/track units, and 100-300hp Row Crop tractors. That sector is Massey, John Deere, and Case IH (US brands basically).
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's nothing wrong with someone trying to offer a cheap, basic, diesel-fueled pickup truck in the U.S. Who says it's garbage?



        Only problem was, it's not that cheap...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remember back in 1980 we bought a Ford Courier Pickup Truck but this one came from the Bahamas. As i recall the Dealer here called it a Nassau. It was brand new, black and had a Diesel Engine from a Mercedes Benz. it also had a 5 Speed Transmission and as far as Luxury items it had a Heater. We had several hundred Acres of Cow and horse pastures to tend to down here as well as several hundred head of cattle. We would work that little truck all day long and drive it home when done working all day. that truck had to have gotten close to 30mpg or better because I only filled the Tank about every 2 weeks. I have been looking all over for a Truck like this now to restore or purchase but its very very hard to find now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well to all the naysayers just give it some more time. And surprise surprise, the truck what you see in the picture might not be truck that will be sold in the US. They have a much bigger and better looking truck going round in India testing and most probably that will be the one that is going to be introduced. Mahindra's like to get it right the first time.

      Their tractors have very good reputation among small and hobby farmers for reliability and ruggedness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who actually wanted one of these anyways?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Based on what I've seen, Mahindra is saying "screw you" to GV because GV filed a lawsuit against them. So they way I see it, GV bit the hand that was about to feed them and well that hand isn't going to waste it's time anymore.

      As far as I'm concerned, the North American customer can only lose if these vehicles don't enter the market.
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