Thanks to a new brochure released online, we now know a little more about Mahindra's pair of pickups destined for the U.S. market.
Both the TR20 and TR40 trucks use a 2.2-liter diesel I-4, which produces 140 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of diesel. Although the trucks are mated to manual transmissions elsewhere in the world, for North America both are equipped solely with a six-speed automatic.
Mahindra claims both trucks achieve up to 30 mpg on the highway, but what is perhaps most impressive is the payload rating for the TR20 (standard cab). Publications suggest this figure is close to 2765 lbs., which is comparable or better than competitive compact pickups. In fact, it's closer to a full-size truck. The TR 20's bed even measures in at 7.5 feet in length.
Both two- and four-door models will offer four-wheel ABS, along with traction and stability control, as standard equipment. Look for the first examples to arrive at dealers (350 across the nation have signed up) in early 2010.