First Glimpse of Mahindra Roxor SUV
Mahindra and Mahindra have unveiled an upgraded version of its popular off-road SUV Thar, for the US market. Dubbed as the Mahindra Roxor, the SUV is expected to hit the roads by the end of third quarter with the starting price tag of $15,000 (approximately Rs 9.75 lakh). Sadly, it will not be available in India.
The Roxor is launched against the Kawasaki Mule Pro series and Polaris RZR ATV, which will be manufactured at the Mahindra’s new unit in the Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) shares the engine from the Bolero, as it gets a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, diesel M2DICR motor that is capable of generating 63 bhp of power at 3200 rpm with the peak torque of 195 Nm. The four-wheel-drive manual shift SUV is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
It is worth noting, that the Roxor is only designed for tough terrains, not for the highway as the ATV is only capable of going as fast as 72kmph. As far as dimensions are concerned, based on the Thar chassis, the Roxor features a length of 3759 mm, the width of 1574 mm, the height of 1905 mm, wheelbases of 2438mm and ground clearance of 228 mm.