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Posted by MarkH on 2008/2/13 8:14:36 (3171) reads

Mahindra plans to start selling light trucks in U.S. in 2009.

Global Vehicles U.S.A. Inc. expects to start selling Mahindra-brand imported diesel light trucks in the United States in March 2009.

Global is signing up retailers for the truck-only franchise. The suburban Atlanta company says it has issued 288 letters of intent to dealers.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. of Mumbai, India, has been known primarily as a tractor manufacturer. It has tractor sales and production operations around the world. The company also is a long-standing supplier of a diesel-engine Willys Jeep under license to the Indian military.

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Posted: 2008/2/13 9:10  Updated: 2008/2/13 9:38
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 Re: Can't Wait for Jeep to build a JT? How About Mah...
Global Vehicles USA is the same group of folks (with a different company name) who TRIED unsuccessfully to bring us the ARO Crosslander a few years back (Romanian-built SUV that kinda looks like an Eastern-block Defender...). They were based in Miami; now based in Alpharetta, GA.

It doesn't seem like they have enough "tug" to get past the NHTSA & EPA req'ts. If Mahindra is talking with Chrysler, they'd have a better chance getting the vehicles in the U.S... But that doesn't seem to jibe with Chrysler's "shrinking" lineup. Unless, Cerberus is planning on divesting Jeep to Mahindra. Jeepers would never accept a thinly veiled Mahindra as a JT, or would they?

I wouldn't get too excited about the Mahindra diesels just yet. The chance of those meeting the new EPA reqs are zero to nil.

I can almost envision a day where the JT is off-road tested against H3T, the Mahindra 4-seat truck ("Scorpio Getaway", I think it's called), and the Ford SportTrac. Oh wait, I just woke up; it must've been a dream...

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Posted: 2008/2/14 4:19  Updated: 2008/2/14 4:19
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 Re: Can't Wait for Jeep to build a JT? How About Mah...
Why do you think the engines wouldn't meet epa regs they are developed by Bosch? Driving a truck in the metro Detroit area I constantly see Bosch diesel test mules running around every other day from many manufacturers. Doesn't seem like a stretch to me.

I don't know about intstead of a JT but I would take one over every other thing Jeep currently sells except maybe an Unlimited Rubicon..
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