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joldtown 02-12-2010 01:34 AM

Could this be the Ranger's new competition?
 
http://www.mahindrana.com/indian-cars-and-trucks.html
I know it's ugly, to a point, but it's got the full 4 doors, diesel, and 4wd.

Let the pros and cons begin...

aaron_ariens 02-12-2010 01:37 AM

Thats effing nasty! Looks like its been wrecked!



not a fan.

joldtown 02-12-2010 01:38 AM

Hate to say it, but when they come to the states as a production model I'm going to take a first hand look. As stated in the spec. sheet, it has everything stock that I've basically done to my Ranger.
Never had any dealings with a Mahindra tractor, but there is a dealer here in Alabama that sells the heck out of them. It's an India based company, technology over there is growing exponentially. Can they have a viable market for these trucks in the US?

aaron_ariens 02-12-2010 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by joldtown (Post 69141)
Hate to say it, but when they come to the states as a production model I'm going to take a first hand look. As stated in the spec. sheet, it has everything stock that I've basically done to my Ranger.
Never had any dealings with a Mahindra tractor, but there is a dealer here in Alabama that sells the heck out of them. It's an India based company, technology over there is growing exponentially. Can they have a viable market for these trucks in the US?

Maybe, but it looks like a tiny truck, and I think thats why the ranger is slowing sales so much.

joldtown 02-12-2010 01:42 AM

Didn't really look at wheel base, I'll be honest. If it's a legitimate compact, Ranger size, I think you'll see a fair number of them on the road due to the diesel.

aaron_ariens 02-12-2010 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by joldtown (Post 69147)
Didn't really look at wheel base, I'll be honest. If it's a legitimate compact, Ranger size, I think you'll see a fair number of them on the road due to the diesel.

Yeah, good point. But, its not a ford.

So....wont see one in my driveway. Haha.

joldtown 02-12-2010 01:46 AM

Man, I'm a diehard Ford driver myself. Gotta look into it though, if I only look. That diesel engine really is a selling point to me.

stephen 02-12-2010 01:47 AM

holy dear jesus! thats one ugly truck.

Tom 02-12-2010 01:48 AM

I would like to see a real picture of that Truck... the design they show on the site makes it looks like when you resize an image the wrong way and squish everything in the picture.

smakes 02-12-2010 01:49 AM

gross.

joldtown 02-12-2010 01:49 AM

Yep, I agree. The more I look at it the more it looks like a cross between a Benz SUV, a 4 door Tacoma, and a Land Rover L4 (I think that's the model #).

joldtown 02-12-2010 01:52 AM

http://jalopnik.com/5346873/mahindra...iewed/gallery/

smakes 02-12-2010 01:55 AM

the interior looks chevy to me, but i think the 4 door looks a bit better than the single cab. maybe if it was leveled out with some bigger tires

Tom 02-12-2010 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by joldtown (Post 69166)

:eek: I regret asking for real pictures of that truck... :thumpdown:

aaron_ariens 02-12-2010 01:59 AM

Crazy alien center bezzel.
Oldsmobile emblem (almost) on steering wheel
Funny looking rear end.


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