MEET THE ROXOR
It may look like a vintage flatfender, but the Roxor is actually a brand-new, two-seat side-by-side offered by Mahindra, the Indian company that got its start 70 years ago with a license to build Willys vehicles for the Asian market.
Roxor is different from most UTVs in that it has a steel body on a boxed steel frame and a conventional trucklike powertrain: a 2.5L four-cylinder turbodiesel that produces 62 hp and 144-lb-ft of torque backed by a five-speed manual transmission. The 96-inch wheelbase is nearly identical to a two-door JK’s, though the 148-inch overall length is shorter by more than a foot. The 9 inches of ground clearance is right in JK territory, too. The Roxor rides on
235/70R16 tires, and there are
3.75 gears in the full-floating front and semifloating rear axles.
Roxors will be made in Detroit, and Mahindra is now building a dealer network in the U.S. A launch date for the vehicle is to be determined. Learn more at roxoroffroad.com.