MAHINDRA OFF-ROADER “ROXOR” UNVEILED.
Mahindra unveiled its all new Off-roader in united states market by Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA), named the Roxor. Mahindra trying to make its image as to be used as a utility vehicles and vehicle use in agricultural purpose in US market.This Off-roader is totally assembling in Detroit plant.This car is also going to be sold side by side or utility vehicle in US,also mahindra serve this vehicle to the US federal postal service.
The new off-roader looks like the Mahindra Thar, from the grille to the wheel arches, which isn’t surprising considering the Roxor is based on the Thar. Hence, the Roxor features a steel body on a boxed steel frame. It is powered by a 64hp, 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and a five-speed manual gearbox.Also we can call that car to be a copy of Thar.
Meant to be a hardy vehicle in the mould of the Thar, the Roxor gets four-wheel-drive as standard. As it falls in the off-highway category of motor vehicles in the US, top speed is limited to 72kph. Maahindra is trying to give a beat to to the positioned off-roaders like the Polaris RZR ATV and the Kawasaki Mule Pro series. Interestingly, while others in the segment typically use smaller two-cylinder engines and all-round independent suspension, Mahindra have used a four-cylinder engine and simpler leaf sprung rigid axles at the front and rear. Another interesting bit is the use of a five-slat grille on the Roxor, unlike the typical seven-slat grille of Mahindra’s current vehicles, also seen on Jeeps.
For the first six months, the two-seat Roxor will be offered with few customisation options. However, everything from the exterior and interior colours, safari seats and back seats and ride heights to the hard tops, winches and side enclosures will be offered with a high level of personalisation. In fact, buyers will be able to select from over 900 paint shades.
Mahindra will not retail the Roxor through a standard dealership network, but instead through a new powersports dealer network, which would help it tap into the powersports market. The model is the Indian carmakers first from the new assembly plant in southeast Michigan. There is no word on when the Roxor will launch officially in the US, though Mahindra is expected to share more details on that towards the end of this month.
Mahindra have been assembling the American Willys in India since the 1940s and for long, used the Jeep name under licence, although the Indian carmaker no longer holds the rights to the Jeep brand at the launch of the Roxor, Mahindra did make a clear reference to their American ties.