Report: Mahindra’s diesel pickups get U.S. EPA certification

Mahindra Pikup

We’re not sure how many times Mahindra’s small diesel pickups for the United States were delayed, but last we heard, things had gotten pretty bad when Global Vehicles USA, the Atlanta, GA. based company that holds the rights to sell Mahindra”s pickups in the U.S., decided to sue Mahindra.

We guess Global Vehicles USA can now rest assured since Mahindra has received official certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that allows its compact diesel pickups to be sold in the states.

“The EPA just certified Mahindra,” an EPA representative confirmed to “It’s for their diesel pickup for the 2011 model year.”

“We’re very excited about getting certification,” said Max Butler, vice president of marketing for Global Vehicles USA. “Our dealers are excited as well. This is great news.”

Mahindra will offer its TR20 and T40 pickups in two cab configurations. Both will use a modified version of Mahindra’s mHawk 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel that is expected to get a fuel-economy rating of at least 30 mpg. Prices are expected to start around $22,000.

– By: Omar Rana