Mahindra is all set to launch the 2020 version of its most controversial model the Roxor off-roader with major design updates as a new teaser of Mahindra’s off-roader has taken over the internet. These updates will eventually help the off-roader look more distinct than the old one as the old Jeep inspired design is what landed the company into deep troubles in the USA.
What exactly is the Mahindra Roxor?
So, the Roxor is an off-roader and falls under the side-by-side category in the USA. It is built and designed by Mahindra’s North American subsidiary MANA ( Mahindra Automotive North America) situated in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
This off-roader is originally based on the now discontinued version of the 1st gen Thar and underpins almost all of its running-gear and mechanics. The Roxor’s charm has led upon its own followers in the USA with its rustic and back-to-basics charm and a substantial list of customisation options.
What are the new updates on the 2020 Roxor?
Looking at the teaser we can somewhat confirm that this time Mahindra will not be taking any design elements from it arch-rival Jeep and maybe that is the only reason that within such short timespan Mahindra is ready to face Jeep with an all-new 2020 Roxor.
Looking at what is visible on the new 2020 Roxor is expected to have a retro-theme design all thanks to its new wider nose. Moreover, the gap between the headlamps has also widened.
The new off-roader is also expected to support colour contrasting plastic surround borders running across the front headlamps.
The new Roxor will also get a revised grille giving it a much needed sleeker finish leaving the tyres exposed upfront.
Other than these notable subtle tweaks the new 2020 Mahindra Roxor is expected to get some major updates making it look more unique than before.
Engine & Performance figures of the 2020 Mahindra Roxor?
Under its hood, the Roxor features a 2.5-litre diesel engine similar to the 2.5-litre Di engine earlier used in many Mahindra models in India and is paired to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
Coming to the off-road gear the Roxor features a 2-speed transfer case, full-floating axles with upgraded 5.38:1 gearing, leaf springs, disc brakes on the front and drum brakes at the rear. The power is balanced by 16-inch wheels.
Will Mahindra launch the Roxor off-roader in India?
Currently, Mahindra is working on a series of new models for the domestic market. The company is also planning upon launching the Next-gen Mahindra Thar in the coming months. Additionally, we can also expect to the new BS6 upgraded models of the TUV300 and the Alturas G4, eKUV100 and the eKUV300 very soon. So it is hard to say whether Mahindra has something planned for the Roxor’s future in Indian or not.0