Not to be outdone by its Chinese counterparts on the Asian continent, many of whom have announced ambitious plans to export vehicles to America, Indian automaker Mahindra has also begun to make noise about a potential entry into the U.S. market sometime in 2008.
Mahindra wants to bring an as yet unnamed diesel-powered pickup and an SUV called the Scorpio stateside. The company says an importer has been hired to set up a dealer network but hasn't yet filed for federal certification, according to a report in Automotive News.
The company sold just over 127,000 vehicles worldwide in 2005, making it a bit player in the global market. It already sells farm equipment in the U.S. and is best known for selling small SUVs to the Indian military.