Don’t Call It a Jeep! Mahindra Roxor: Here’s What’s Cool And What’s Not! (Video)

The Mahindra Roxor is one of the most unique off-road vehicles to hit the market in quite some time and we have a unit to put to the test. 

The Roxor is made by Indian company Mahindra and is the brand’s first crack at the North American off-road market, outside of tractors. In India, the Roxor is sold as the Thar and is a street-legal vehicle, but here it is intended for off-road use only.

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The Roxor comes packing a 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that makes 62 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque, sent through a five-speed manual transmission. The wheelbase measures in at 96 inches, width is 62 inches and the weight of this pudgy machine tips the scales at 3035 pounds.

While it’s the same width as most side-by-sides, the Roxor is longer, heavier and can pull a lot more weight than most of today’s UTVs. This little Mahindra is rated for 349 pounds of payload and 3490 pounds of tow capacity.

The Roxor rides on a fully-boxed steel frame, has two solid axles and is suspended at all four corners by leaf spring suspension.

We will be putting the Roxor to the test against some established utility side-by-sides, so make sure you watch our quick overview of this machine and stay tuned for an in-depth look at this unique vehicle.