A recent report from The Wall Street Journal suggested that the expected launch of Mahinrda's latest pickup trucks in the United States has been delayed until 2010. According to Global Vehicles USA, the company that will be distributing the trucks in the States, that's not the case. John Perez, CEO of Global Vehicles, told PickupTrucks.com:
There will be Mahindra pickup trucks on the ground, delivered to dealers in calendar year 2009. The number will not be large, but they will hit the showrooms. The major launch, which is still scheduled as a regional roll out, gets going in earnest during 2010.It seems that the truck will indeed hit U.S. dealerships sometime before the end of the year, but the planned diesel-electric hybrid variant has been postponed for now. Still, the truck's 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is expected to provide up to 30 miles per gallon while still being powerful enough to haul a 1.3 ton load.