MEET THE ROXOR

4 Wheel & Off Road - - DRIVELINES -

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.

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