"Mahindra is gearing up for a 2010 model year launch here in the States, but we caught this test vehicle undergoing cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia. Sitting on Mahindra’s Scorpion platform, we’ll be seeing 2-door and 4-door trucks in both two-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive versions arriving on our shores in late 2009. And a Mahindra SUV will follow about a year later – likely for the 2011 model year.
Our lightly camouflaged pictures show a facelift for the Indian and European markets. The U.S. version will have a unique grille – different from what’s attempting to hide under the black vinyl in these photos. Power for the U.S. versions will come from a urea-based 140-hp common rail diesel, and all the vehicles will have a 6-speed automatic transmission."