With apologies to the Beatles, it's been a long and winding road for those waiting to get their hands on the steering wheel of a small, diesel-powered pickup from Mahindra. Here's the good news: Something definitive has finally been heard from the Indian automaker. Here's the bad news: It's bad news.

According to Reuters, Mahindra "recently decided not to proceed further with the project due to changes in the U.S. regulatory and market situation." In other words, the truck we've long been expecting isn't going to happen. That said, "M&M will continue to monitor the U.S. situation and remain flexible with its approach to this market."

We won't outline all the sordid details on what happened between Global Vehicles, Mahindra and its would-be dealer base – read all about it on these pages – but suffice it to say delays were felt, feelings were hurt and lawsuits were filed.

Some analysts quoted by Reuters suggest Mahindra may regroup and focus on bringing its Korean Ssangyong subsidiary to the States in lieu of its rugged pickup and SUV wares, but we're not holding our breath for either.


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      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Liked it conceptually, but having sampled other Indian engineered and made products I say not a loss.
      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      How is this bad news again? Not that I have anything against small trucks with diesel engines, but..
      Kris O.
      • 2 Years Ago
      A: Couldn't meet emissions B: Couldn't add required safety equipment C: Couldn't meet crash testing requirements D: Already milked the promised dealers for every penny or E: All of the above
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kris O.
        E. That's my final answer.
        imoore
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kris O.
        Don't blame just Mahindra. John Perez and Global Vehicles USA persuaded Mahindra to jump into the scheme. He was the one who promised all those dealers who had bought into his Crosslander scam to sign up for Mahindra. He's as much responsible for this fiasco.
      rc_car_nut
      • 2 Years Ago
      Typical Indian dream shoot for the moon but never break through the atmosphere......
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Matrix
      • 2 Years Ago
      If those trucks made it to USA production, American Made truck sales would plummet.The usa cant afford to have such fuel efficient small truck roaming our roads.
      asng15
      • 2 Years Ago
      indians like to talk big, another big example......
      zzzzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      This was probably better for everyone involved. They would've sold them to about five of the 50 or so people who all said "I want one and I'm gonna buy one."
      crazydriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now everybody know mahindra with some american $$ in pocket of mahindra! LoL
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 2 Years Ago
      ermmm..! we could have told them that, from the outset.. !
      mikelee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad the truck ISN'T coming here . . . on top of everything else 'wrong' with it, it's UGLY(!)
      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      This has been an agonizingly drawn out story for a vehicle that nobody wanted anyway.
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