Mahindra Roxor off-road UV unveiled

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Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra unveiled their new off-road utility vehicle Roxor. This tiny Jeep looks like the original Willys Jeep and carries a similar hardware as well. At present Roxor will be on sale only in America and would be built in Detroit facility.

Mahindra Roxor

ROXOR is designed to demonstrate that Mahindra intends to stay true to their roots of industrial-grade construction and durability. With this UV, Mahindra will carve out a new sub category in the Side X Side powersport segment. Roxor gets a steel body mounted on a steel frame. And like an old-school Willys Jeep, bolted to the frame will be two sets of leaf springs holding up two solid axles. Not only this, a heavy-duty Mahindra turbo-diesel 4 cylinder engine capable of 62 HP at 3,200 RPM and 144 lb-ft at 1,400 rpm will pull this 3,035 pound Roxor. Off-roaders to rejoice as the turbo-diesel is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and an autobox would also be available.

The Roxor features virtually no safety equipment aside from a roll cage, and top speed is just 45 mph. Based on the current Thar, Mahindra Roxor is quite different with rounded fenders, no doors, no hard top and not even a windscreen. It would be available in 900 colour options.  Mahindra has made the front grille look a little different to avoid any legal issues with Jeep in the USA.

Mahindra Roxor

Mahindra Roxor measures 148 inches in length, 62 inches in width and 75 inches in height. It has a 96-inch wheelbase and a 9-inch ground clearance. It would compete with other side by sides such as the Polaris RZR ATV and Kawasaki Mule Pro series. There is no mention as to when it would hit the market, but announced that National Dealer Meeting scheduled on March 18-20th, in San Antonio, Texas, where we’ll sit down and discuss the roll-out and future product offerings. Mahindra plans to sell this through new powersports dealer networks so as to target the powersports markets.

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