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20Mahindra gives up altogether on small diesel pickup for U.S.

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.

63Mahindra gives up altogether on small diesel pickup for U.S.

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.

25Would-be U.S. Mahindra dealers file suit

In 2004, Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra began courting U.S. auto dealers to build a network of outlets for its trucks and SUVs. Eventually, the company had accumulated $9.5 million in fees from prospective dealers itching to sell Mahindra-branded vehicles.

44Mahindra's U.S. plans on indefinite hold, Alabama plant denied

Fans of small, fuel-efficient pickup trucks: We hate to tell you this, but it's becoming increasingly clear that Mahindra's long-awaited entry into the United States market just isn't going to happen anytime soon. We're just as disappointed as the rest of you – with the recent demise of the Ford Ranger, there simply aren't any truly compact trucks left in American dealership showrooms.

20Report: Global Vehicles drops lawsuit against Mahindra

Global Vehicles U.S.A. was under contract to import the diesel-powered Mahindra pickup, but the Indian automaker claimed that the pact had expired. The drama between the two companies began over the summer when GV filed suit against Mahindra in Atlanta, GA claiming that the automaker was attempting to cut the importer out of the action. Mahindra later flat-out refused GV's $35 million order back in September, leading to more bad blood.

36Mahindra brushes back Global Vehicles, "rejects any attempt to order" pickups

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40Global Vehicles announces $35M initial order of Mahindra pickups for U.S.

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40Report: Mahindra sued by U.S. distributor over pickup delays

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38Report: Mahindra dealers still waiting, pickups still not EPA approved

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AddReport: Mahindra dealers still waiting, pickups still not EPA approved

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43Report: Mahindra to set U.S. Pik-Up launch date in next few weeks

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38Report: Mahindra pondering shacking up with Navistar to build pickups in U.S.

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66Mahindra distributor reportedly says first U.S. models to hit market in spring

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AddDiesel Delay: Mahindra distributor says trucks coming in spring

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