What would we do without the neverending saga of the Mahindra brothers entering the United States of America with a truck? The publishing of white pages again has been prevented by the news that the U.S.-bound truck by Mahindra & Mahindra has suffered yet another of its many setbacks. The Indian company has halted development work on a pickup truck aimed at the U.S. market after a failure to win certification, Reuters says.
M&M planned to turn its Scorpio utility vehicle into a pickup. Work has been going on since 2006, around $100 million have been spent, and all for naught. Mahindra “decided not to proceed further with the project due to changes in the U.S. regulatory and market situation,” the company said in a statement.
American dealers sued Mahindra, alleging “intentionally delayed certification of its vehicles.” Mahindra says it’s not true.