Potential buyers interested in the upcoming Mahindra & Mahindra Appalachian
will get a
of the new machine at the upcoming SAE World Congress, April 14-17 in Detroit, Michigan. The most interesting part of this news, though, is that the vehicle on display will sport a
drivetrain, which could be the first and only such system sold in the U.S. The standard diesel Appalachian
is expected to come with a 2.2-liter four cylinder diesel engine putting out between 140 and 150 horsepower along with 300 lb. ft of torque. Expected to sell in the low $20,000 range and be available in both two and four-door versions, Mahindra could potentially re-ignite the small truck market
long ago by American automakers. With the hybrid option coming in at around $5 grand more, before any available tax credits are applied,
that this upcoming Indian truck will make some waves here in the states when it goes on sale in 2010.