Mahindra & Mahindra To Show Diesel Hybrid

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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Diesel Forcast is reporting that Indian firm Mahindra & Mahindra will be showing a diesel-hybrid powertrain on its Appalachian pickup at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. Not much is known about the system, other than that it's likely based on the company's 50-state-legal 2.2-liter inline four engine. [Note: Mahindra VP for Engineering and R&D Arun Jaura worked on the Ford Escape Hybrid program before moving to his current position.] Mahindra already has a U.S. distributor, but has not yet provided details about the U.S. release of its pickup or Scorpio SUV in either diesel or hybrid diesel forms. This widens the race to release a U.S. diesel hybrid to three companies: Mercedes, Ssangyong and Mahindra & Mahindra, with hybrid giant Toyota vowing to sit out the diesel-hybrid competition.

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  • Raymond Hieber Raymond Hieber on Mar 25, 2008

    I haven't been following Mahindra, but I know first hand they make a pretty decent diesel ;) at just under half the price of a similarly spec'd John Deere. I'd like to think their diesel tractor durability is related to the automotive side. I might rename their "Appalachian" pickup truck something a little more politically correct, however. I guess Rocky Mountain(s) was taken.