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Old 01-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Mahindra diesel pickup

Anyone know what the latest is on this truck?

Looks to me like an ideal tow vehicle. I am beginning to search for a new TV and I am quite intrigued by this truck.

Is this a completely new design or is it an "Americanized" version of an existing truck? A proven design is more attractive to me. A completely new design has more concerns.

Anyone able to see or drive one yet?

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Old 01-21-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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Anyone know what the latest is on this truck?

Looks to me like an ideal tow vehicle. I am beginning to search for a new TV and I am quite intrigued by this truck.

Is this a completely new design or is it an "Americanized" version of an existing truck? A proven design is more attractive to me. A completely new design has more concerns.

Anyone able to see or drive one yet?

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Old 01-21-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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Doesn't seem to be able to tow much 1.32 T x 2000 = 2640 lbs.
Never saw one or even seen one mentioned anywhere.

They sucked me in: I looked at the bottom figure saw the word hauled and took it for granted that that was what it would "haul" or pull..

Did you notice this (from Ken C's link) "Mahindra’s single-cab offering can also tow up to 1.38 tons" Yet in another area mentions 5000 lbs towing capacity.

I'm seem to be reading a lot of: maybes and what ifs from this. Like GM they have set the dates of release back again.

Question in my mind though is what kind of dealer network does it have?
N America had/has the CRD for several years now. Not to many dealers actually know how to service them correctly. My friend has a Sprinter motor home. He hasn't had any problems with it but after a couple of unsuccessful forays into big Dodge dealerships finally found a service manager that directed him to a dealership that routinely works on these and is very familiar with the idiosyncrasies of these particular diesels.


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Old 01-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #4
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Mahindra is made in India isn't it? They make utility and farm tractors.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #6
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I've been following this truck for about three years now and the 2.2 liter Inline 4 diesel has about a 5000lb tow capacity. Fuel mileage is also way up there (about 30 mpg) .....after this diesel pickup comes out in the usa it is to be followed by a diesel hybrid in a few years.(40+mpg)
I am not purchasing a new truck right now but this pickup has a lot going for it in fuel economy and tow capacity....
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DFW Mahindra Trucks SUV 4x4 Dealership Arlington Dallas Ft. Worth Texas India Home Page DFW Mahindra will sell the Mahindra Pickup Truck, also called the Mahindra Diesel, Mahindra Diesel Hybrid, Mahindra Hybrid, Mahindra Truck, Mahindra Trucks or Mah

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:11 PM   #7
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I have been following it too. I am signed up to test drive when they become available. They send me email updates occasionally.


From the website;
Mahindra Trucks are affordable, tough, power-packed, 100% guaranteed and deliver 30 MPG highway*.
Mahindra’s mid-size trucks and SUVs offer a blend of ruggedness, performance and affordability. They have the largest payload of any compact pickup truck (2,765 pounds)* and an estimated 5,000 pound towing capacity*.
Top it off with a 4-year 60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and you’ll find that these babies are even more cost-efficient than the best hybrids and are brimming with uncompromising features.
30 MPG* • 4-WHEEL ABS BRAKES • UNIQUE STYLING • EXTRA LONG CARGO BED • ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL • TRACTION CONTROL • ROLL-OVER MITIGATION • 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION • AM/FM/CD/USB AUDIO SYSTEM
Forget everything you thought you knew about diesel engines.
Turbocharged Mahindra clean diesels provide a power-packed 30 miles per gallon creating benefits beyond any other vehicle in its class.
Mahindra’s common rail diesels are cleaner, quieter, greener and more efficient than ever. Our new generation of clean-burning diesels emit 97 percent fewer sulfur emissions than old-school diesels and virtually no sooty particulates. They produce 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases per mile than gasoline engines – while getting 20 to 40 percent better fuel mileage. And they do it all while maintaining the traditional diesel advantages of more torque and greater durability.


* Estimated — awaiting final test results
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #8
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You have to give a report back when you do get to test it...... they keep putting off availability in the US.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #9
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With only 140 hp and 6945 pounds gross weight, it will be driving in the slow lane.

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Old 01-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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Over 4000lbs.... Wow! for a compact truck, that's a bit of a porker, hope it's heavy-duty and not just heavy!
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Another delay from Mahandra, a quasi CJ. I wish to get hands on the real Wrangler with a Mahandraís or Fiatís diesel. Mahindra Delay Explained? New Pickup Model Coming | The Truth About Cars
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:12 AM   #12
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I hope they come out with an extended cab model with a six foot bed. I love my Ford F-150 extended cab. I don't like 2-door models and don't need a 4-door model with a short bed. And oh-by-the-way I want it in yellow please
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I too have been following this. The current trend in pickups is to make them bigger, heavier, and loaded up, Then they need an engine that gets 15-18 mpg. Our Frontier (all 4500 lbs of it) isn't any thriftier than a full size pickup. If you want 4wd , which is hard to live without here in the frozen north, the truck is going to be loaded. We couldn't even find a manual transmission. So I started looking at diesels. Unfortunately, the EPA, CARB and the chicken tax, for good or bad, could very well make a small efficient diesel pickup out of reach. If you are like me and never heard of the chicken tax, look it up. It makes for good reading. The VW Amarok is the one I'd like to see. Raz
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:23 AM   #14
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I am hoping this Mahindra diesel will get the attention of the three big automakers here in the US and come up with a "Ranger" size diesel.From what i have read ford has a ranger diesel in Europe but not here for some reason?
Right now I am driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with I-6 engine and really like it.... a diesel in that would be really nice but they discontinued it a few years back?
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