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Old 08-19-2010, 08:33 AM
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What is Global Vehicles? What is Mahindra?
Global Vehicles U.S.A., Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga., is the exclusive
United States distributor of automotive vehicles produced by
Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd., one of the largest industrial firms in
India. Mahindra & Mahindra is the number one utility vehicle
producer in India. This 60-year-old firm manufactures cars, trucks
and sport-utility vehicles, as well as other vehicles for India and 25
international markets. Mahindra is a $7.1 billion company with
50,000 employees--the world’s third largest tractor brand in the

Global Vehicles has established a comprehensive dealer network
to sell and service Mahindra products, as well as supplying all the
support systems for its dealers and customers.

Global Vehicles is poised to introduce two- and four-door compact
pickup trucks with clean-burning diesel engines. A compact SUV
with the same power train will be introduced a year later.

When will the trucks be available?
We expect to begin selling trucks in the fourth quarter of 2010.
The roll out of Mahindra vehicles will be by region. Some states,
like California, which have more intense regulatory demands, will
come on stream in the latter portion of the launch; however, the
vehicles should be certified for sale in all 50 states by the middle
of 2011.

What is the price of the vehicles?
While final pricing has not been established, we are confident the
trucks will offer incredible value featuring one of the best
combinations of fuel efficiency, cargo and towing capacity in the
compact pickup-truck segment. At this point, the prices will start in
the low $20’s.

Will you offer incentives?
The Mahindra trucks will offer great value and highly competitive
pricing, thus, eliminating the plans for offering incentives at


Are you setting up a parts fulfillment operation to service your

Yes, it will be a state-of-the-art operation that will enable our
dealers to completely satisfy customers’ parts and service needs.


What is the warranty?
The vehicles will be offered with a comprehensive fouryear/
60,000 mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper
warranty including roadside assistance.

Who will service the trucks?
We have more than 340 dealers signed up to sell the Mahindra
pickup trucks, representing every major market in the country.

Can the trucks be pre-ordered?
Global Vehicles is not accepting pre-orders. We encourage
interested consumers to visit Mahindra Clean Diesel Pickup Trucks and SUVs and sign up for further information.

Vehicle Specification Questions

What is the horsepower?
We are finalizing our U.S. specifications and anticipate roughly 140

What is the towing capacity?
Towing capacity has not been finalized, but we expect it to be
amongst the best in class, (Approximately 5,000 lbs)

What is the mileage?
We are still awaiting final federal Environmental Protection
Agency certification and the final EPA fuel-economy figures, but
we expect our clean-diesel-powered trucks to have a combined
rating greater than 30 miles per gallon.

Is the truck available with four-wheel?
Yes. We will offer shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive in both the two
and four door trucks.

Can the trucks be Flat Towed?
(Towing a vehicle four wheels down behind a motor home, with the intent of unhooking the towed vehicle and using for sightseeing or local driving. Only certain vehicles are authorized by auto manufacturers for towing in this manner, and manufacturers' towing procedures must be followed.)

No. At this point the manufacturer does authorize flat towing of the

What are the most significant product features and standard

The Mahindra two- and four-door pickup trucks feature cleanburning diesel engines that provide 30 percent fewer greenhousegas emissions – and 30 percent greater fuel economy – than comparable pickups powered by gasoline engines. Standard equipment on the entry-level truck includes:
Electronic stability control (ESC), traction control system (TCS), active roll over mitigation (ARM), four-wheel anti-lock braking system (four-channel ABS), tire-pressure-monitoring system, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, height adjustable seats, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, and central locking system.

What is the torque?
We are still finalizing the numbers but anticipate around 240 ft-lbs.

What is the payload?
We anticipate the payload to be 2,765 lbs. (1.3 tons)

Can I get a manual transmission?
No. At the start of production, we will offer a six-speed automatic.

Can I get the truck in right hand drive?

Can I get a four door?
Yes. The truck will be available in both two and four door versions.

How long is the bed?
We offer the best-in-class 7.5-foot long bed in our two-door configuration and a 5-foot in our 4-door. The class leading bed provides motorcycle and motocross enthusiasts with a compact truck that can haul a motorcycle with the tailgate closed thus, providing an added sense of safety and security.

Will Satellite radio be available?
No. We will not offer satellite radio on the trucks, but our dealers will be glad to help you install a satellite radio of your choice.

What colors are available?
We will be offering four colors at the beginning of production: black, white, silver and red metallic. As we ramp up production, we anticipate adding three additional colors that will be changed every six months or so to keep the color palette fresh.

Vehicle Maintenance Questions

What is Urea and why do I care?
The key to producing a clean-burning diesel is the injection of a Urea solution (deionized water infused with Urea, which is a compound synthesized from natural gas) into an exhaust catalyst to eliminate oxides of nitrogen (NOx) pollutants. According to the federal EPA NOx is one of the main ingredients in the formation of ground level ozone and; thus, contributes to both global warming and acid rain.

Urea is stored in a tank on the vehicle. The Urea approach to diesel engine’s compliance is shared with diesel vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW.

What is the cost of the Urea solution?
Urea will be available from your local Mahindra dealer. Cost is still being determined.

Where and how often do I have to fill the Urea tank?
Every authorized Mahindra dealer will have the capability to fill
the urea tank. At this point, recommended Urea refill cycles are
still being finalized; but we do not anticipate frequency to be more
often than an engine oil change. Currently, we believe that the oil
change intervals will be every 10,000 miles.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:12 AM
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thanks for this update. I think it just confirms most everythign we already knew but still nice to see that things behind the scenes are still active and on-going.

Just for clarification, did I read that the trucks will get 30 mpg combined?! That is a big acheivment if it is te combined and not just strictly highway mileage.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:18 AM
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Nice. I hope this means there has been some communication between Mahindra and GV. Positive.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:20 PM
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You did read that they are expecting a combined 30 mpg. Yes the communication channels have been much better in the recent weeks!
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ddmahindra View Post
You did read that they are expecting a combined 30 mpg. Yes the communication channels have been much better in the recent weeks!
That is really good to hear!

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
That is really good to hear!
no kidding! they must be getting about 27/34 or so which is wonderful news (I assume this is a TR20 4x2 to get 30 combined). I honestly was hoping for 22/28 for a TR40 4x4 and maybe it will be a little bit better than that.

Any communication as far as more exact dates or when the website will update with exact specs and pricing. Maybe even a "configurator?"
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240 ft.lbs.of torque is light......real light.My 06 Liberty CRD had 295 ft.lbs.of torque from a 2.8L,then it's been upped to 340 now.The towing capacity seems a bit optimistic.Maybe the 6 spd auto will help.
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Question: My nearest Mahindra dealer is approx. 60 miles away, but I do have a BMW/Audi dealership close by as well as Chevrolet/GMC (I think their trucks use urea but I'm not sure.) Would I be able to go to those dealerships for urea refills?
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Still no firm dates but at least they are both saying the same thing!
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Originally Posted by HydroGear View Post
Question: My nearest Mahindra dealer is approx. 60 miles away, but I do have a BMW/Audi dealership close by as well as Chevrolet/GMC (I think their trucks use urea but I'm not sure.) Would I be able to go to those dealerships for urea refills?
Yeah, that stuff is defined by Federal law (like diesel itself), it'll be available at most diesel pumps eventually. You definitely will pay more @ a Merc/BMW dealer...

Thanks for the info DD! Good to hear from you again. Uhh, 30 mpg COMBINED? wellll.... we'll see.


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