2009 Mahindra four-door truck
Pickups and diesel engines go together like donuts and coffee. Sure you can enjoy them separately, but aren't they better together? In the U.S., your diesel pickup options have been limited to full-size trucks with full-size price tags.
Indian manufacturer Mahindra wants to shake things up with a small, diesel powered pickup that will be as easy on your wallet as it is easy on fuel.
Now you can get a sneak peak by signing up for Mahindra's cross country tour. Before you even ask, the website does not list where the tour stops will be. Also, and perhaps more troubling, there is no privacy statement on the site, so all bets are off when it comes to your information. One would hope that they'll do the right thing and not spam you to death, but to be safe I'd recommend caution. Note that all they require is your name, e-mail and zip, so don't give them more than they demand. More than likely they will use early hand raisers to plan the tour route, so it does make sense to sign up.
While the exterior might look funky, the interior is supposedly being reworked to suit American tastes. The pickup is supposed to be available in the U.S. by the end of the year and the diesel WILL be 50 state legal.