India’s Tiny Vans A New Wave Of Automotive Ingenuity

The Ford Model T was really only remarkable because it was produced in such large numbers. Painted just one color (black!) and available with only the most basic of options, the Model T was a very humble vehicle built en masse. Today, America lacks such simple, basic transportation…but over in India automakers are producing a new generation of cars that harken back to the era of the Model T both in simplicity and broad appeal.

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Mahindra Halts Development Of Small Diesel Pickup For America

Well, we all probably saw this coming, but it still kind of sucks.

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian auto manufacturer, has officially halted development of its small, diesel-powered pickup which was to be sold in America. After more than six years and $100 million, M&M has called off the diesel pickup, citing changing regulations and market conditions.

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The Mahindra TR20 and TR40 Are About To Lose EPA Approval – And They Are Not Even In The U.S. Yet

It looks like the Mahindra TR20 and TR40 compact pickup trucks will not be seen on American roads after all. The EPA’s approval for the Mahindra pickup trucks will expire at the end of 2011, and no paperwork has been filed to request a 2012 model year EPA approval.

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