The Thar-based Mahindra Roxor has set out on an expedition in Alaska and to tame the challenging terrain, it has been loaded with modifications
A Mahindra Roxor has been readied for an expedition in Alaska. It carries several modifications that make it a complete stunner. At the front-end, the grey-coloured Mahindra Roxor has been fitted with a contrast orange grille that gives it a pretty unique look. The original bumper has been replaced with an off-road-spec unit that carries an electric winch, while the roof has been fitted with an LED light bar.
The piece de resistance, however, is the set of tank tracks that this modified Mahindra Roxor carries. We are sure that these tracks would help the small off-road vehicle easily conquer tough terrains as these provide maximum traction in the treacherous conditions. Most of you would remember that the Mahindra Roxor, which is a spin-off of the Thar, was unveiled in March 2018.
It’s designed and engineered by Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) in Detroit. The Roxor is a direct rival of several ATVs, including those from famed companies like Polaris. It’s produced in a factory in Detroit. Unlike the Mahindra Thar, it misses out on the doors, windshield and a hard canopy.
The Mahindra Roxor has a steel body that is supported by a boxed frame, solid axles, and leaf springs. It is 148 inches long, 62 inches wide, and 75 inches tall. It has a wheelbase of 96 inches and a ground clearance of 9 inches. However, the modified Roxor seen above gets increased clearance to help it tame the challenging terrain of Alaska.
Powering the Mahindra Roxor is a 2.5-litre M2DiCR turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 62 hp and a peak torque of 195 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a claimed top speed of 72 km/h and a range of 563 km from a 45.4-litre fuel tank. The off-road vehicle has a towing capacity of 1583.04 kg.
The Mahindra Roxor won’t ever make it to India as there’s almost no market for ATVs. However, looking at this modified example makes us hope that the manufacturer would someday launch the model here to meet the fast-increasing demand in the lifestyle space.