Import diesel pickups have been around for a long, long time in every market except the United States. Markets such as Asia and Africa and even South America have enjoyed diesel pickups, both full size and compact, for decades.
Why aren’t there any import diesel pickups in the United States as of now? Many of the drawbacks include safety and emissions standards, along with the business case for offering emissions-friendly diesels while still making a profit. To date, the only diesel pickup reportedly headed to the United States comes from Mahindra USA, Inc., although we’ve yet to see any arrive. (more…)