Mahindra Roxor off-road vehicle to be unveiled on March 2, 2018
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Mahindra will unveil a new “off-highway’ vehicle built for the North American market on March 2, 2018. Announced last year in November along with the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan, the Mahindra Roxor promises to be, in the company’s words, “unlike anything currently on the market”.
A report from November suggests that the UV will borrow the SsangYong’s Tivoli’s 1.6-litre engine which meets Euro VI emission norms. A 5-speed/6-speed manual gearbox is likely to serve as the transmission, sending power to all four wheels. Based on the teaser, the Roxor off-road vehicle will be a two-seater.
Not much is known about the Mahindra Roxor at this stage. The vehicle is expected to feature a rugged, slightly utilitarian exterior focusses primarily on off-road capabilities. The Mahindra Thar could be the design inspiration for the Roxor.
The Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) manufacturing facility is spread across 150,000 sq.ft. and is the first by a global automaker in the Detroit region in 25 years. Mahindra aims to expand its presence in North America and locally in the Metro Detroit area where the workforce has tripled over the past 20 months or so.