Mahindra & Mahinda (M&M) has confirmed that it is on track to commence US sales in the first quarter of 2010.

It said it will begin US operations in the first quarter of 2010 when it plans to introduce a pickup range. An SUV will follow later.

Earlier this year the head of the group's automotive division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, told just-auto that M&M is planning a network of 300 dealers through its US distributor and that it would have a diesel engine that meets the strictest emission rules.

See also: Q&A with Dr. Pawan Goenka - president of Mahindra Group's automotive unit