Mahindra has unveiled the Mahindra Roxor off-road only SUV in United States. The off-road vehicle is based on the iconic Mahindra Thar but the company has changed the design to make it unique in terms of appearance. It will be sold under the Mahindra North America or 'MANA' in the United States and is expected to be priced around $15,000 in the country.
According to a report on Carandbike, the new off-road SUV, Mahindra Roxor which will be manufactured at Mahindra's Auburn manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan, features a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The SUV churns out 62 bhp and will come with standard left hand drive, manual gearbox and a traditional manual four-wheel-drive shifter.
The SUV is not street-legal in USA because of its barebones approach to true 4x4 off roading.
The Roxor comes without doors and a windscreen, a spartan interior with a steel dashboard , no hard top roof, simple seats up front and a heavy duty grab handle for the passenger side mounted on the dashboard. According to the report, the company has also brought a new front end to avoid conflict of interest with the Jeep brand's design language in the United States.
The Mahindra Roxor is expected to be available with accessories including heavy duty winches, light bars, and off-road wheels. It will also come with a cup holders on the central console while the gauge cluster will be mounted in the middle. The Roxor is a CKD product in the United States and the kit is actually supplied from India.