SsangYong Korando Sports Released, Headed To America?

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SsangYong Korando Sports Released, Headed To America?
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South Korea just got themselves a new pickup truck when SsangYong released their new Korando Sports to the market. Based off of their SUT 1 concept that debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, SsangYong is calling the Korando Sports an LUV – Leisure Utility Vehicle. What is interesting though is the fact that the… Continue Reading...

Ssangyong Wants To Become Korea’s “Most Innovative” Automaker

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Ssangyong Wants To Become Korea’s “Most Innovative” Automaker
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While Hyundai and Kia are the best known Korean automakers,  Ssangyong, still exists in the rest of the world, and the automaker (who has never sold vehicles in North America) has some very ambitious goals for the near future. Ssangyong wants to sell 160,000 vehicles worldwide by 2013, and hopes to raise that number to… Continue Reading...

Ssangyong To Sell Vehicles In The United States By 2016

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Ssangyong To Sell Vehicles In The United States By 2016
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Is America ready for another strange-sounding offshore nameplate? That answer seems irrelevant in light of Ssangyong’s new plans to introduce their vehicles in America by 2016, with a goal to be in the marketplace by 2013. Ssangyong has a history of making fairly rugged SUVs that have been sold in global markets. While their previous… Continue Reading...

Mahindra Pickup Gets 19/21 MPG According To EPA

Mahindra Pickup Gets 19/21 MPG According To EPA
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Perhaps he’s referring to Imperial miles per gallon instead of US measurements – even still, 21 mpg US results in 25 imperial miles per gallon and the Mahindra truck would have to get at least 25 mpg US on the highway to achieve the hallowed 30 mpg (Imperial); there’s also the factor of variables such... Continue Reading...

China’s BAIC in Bid to Buy Pininfarina

China’s BAIC in Bid to Buy Pininfarina
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BAIC currently owns the tooling, intellectual property and powertrain technology from the current Saab 9-3, which it purchased from General Motors and is already working on several new cars based on this platform, a new Pininfarina styled 9-3 could be one of them. Continue Reading...

Mahindra Buys Ssangyong, Maker Of The World’s Ugliest Car, For $463 Million

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Mahindra Buys Ssangyong, Maker Of The World’s Ugliest Car, For $463 Million
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India’s Mahindra will buy troubled Korean carmaker Ssangyong for $463 million, with Mahindra gaining a 70% stake in the company. The deal is expected to conclude in March, 2011. “Together with its financial capability, Mahindra offers competence in sourcing and marketing strategy while Ssangyong has strong capabilities in technology,” Mahindra President Pawan Goenka said in… Continue Reading...

Mahindra’s U.S. Launch Postponed Indefinitely

Mahindra’s U.S. Launch Postponed Indefinitely
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Beleaguered Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra has had their American launch delayed indefinitely, thanks to a series of legal battles between Mahindra and vehicle importer Global Vehicle Sales USA. Global Vehicles argues that Mahindra wrongfully terminated the contract between the two companies. “The bottom line here is Mahindra now believes this is a huge project. They… Continue Reading...

Global Vehicles Orders $35 Million Worth of Mahindra Trucks for U.S. Sale

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Global Vehicles Orders $35 Million Worth of Mahindra Trucks for U.S. Sale
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Now that they have, Mahindra still wants to rescind the contract between it and GV, but there’s evidence to suggest that the company’s argument won’t hold up in court. Continue Reading...

Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer

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Mahindra Deliberately Voided Contract for U.S. Distribution Says Importer
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Now, that clause has come to mean something slightly different: GV, having invested several million dollars up front to secure a distribution network for the trucks is now out in the cold and Mahindra is washing its hands clean. Continue Reading...

Mahindra Acquires Bankrupt Automaker Ssangyong

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Mahindra Acquires Bankrupt Automaker Ssangyong
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India’s Mahindra has nearly completed a purchase of Korean carmaker circus freakshow Ssangyong, maker of the world’s ugliest vehicles. “We give the takeover candidate (Mahindra and Mahindra) an exclusive right for negotiation, and won’t be involved in any takeover-related activities with a third party,” Ssangyong said in a statement. Financial terms were not announced but… Continue Reading...

Report: Jeep Investigating Compact Pickup

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Report: Jeep Investigating Compact Pickup
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The Jeep Comanche has a small but dedicated following of fans, but the venerable brand hasn’t been too interested in returning to the segment – until now. With the Mahindra pickup on the way and demand for the Ford Ranger still at passable levels, Jeep CEO Mike Manley says compact trucks are an area that he is… Continue Reading...

Report: Israel Defence Forces To Evaluate Ford Escape Hybrids

Report: Israel Defence Forces To Evaluate Ford Escape Hybrids
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The Israeli Defence Force already uses the Hummer H1 and the Toyota Hilux pickup for various duties, but now, one of the worlds most ferocious fighting forces is looking to add a frugal Ford to their lineup. Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that the IDF is looking into the Ford Escape Hybrid as a support… Continue Reading...

Mahindra Pickup Testing Complete, But No Launch Date Set

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Mahindra Pickup Testing Complete, But No Launch Date Set
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  India’s Mahindra is gearing up to sell its pickups in the United States and has recently completed all the necessary tests to gain approval for the diesel-powered truck. However, Mahindra’s US importer has already missed two launch dates, and is gearing up for a third, this time with the necessary modifications made for regulatory approval…. Continue Reading...
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