Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
December 27, 2011
Mahindra, the company who promised to bring small diesel powered pickups to the US has been having their share of problems. Fallout between them and their importer, Global Vehicles USA and lawsuits from dealers have delayed the introduction.
A couple of weeks ago, Mahindra Planet, "The Unofficial Mahindra U.S. News Source," reported that Mahindra and Navistar, the international truck and bus builder had worked out a deal to build Mahindra trucks at a new plant in Alabama starting in 2012.
Mahindra and Navistar? Yes, the two companies have been working together since 1963 and have a joint operation in India.
The move would allow Mahindra to bypass an importer and get their trucks on the road.
However, Mahindra has said this week the rumor is false.
“There have been reports in certain quarters of media and online space stating that Navistar USA will produce Mahindra’s T20 and T40 pickups in Alabama, USA in 2012, which are completely baseless & incorrect. If and when there are any material developments, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited will communicate them directly and transparently.”
Mahindra didn't say when or if they would be arriving in the US.