The Indian carmaker knows very well that in many cases, less is more. It has a wide range of SUV models in its portfolio and many of them are pretty compact in size. Among them, you can find a model called Roxor. A model that is so small that its North American version is about to be classified as a UTV if we can trust the latest reports. The company has already officially announced that the 2022 Mahindra Roxor is coming to North America. From what we can see, it will feature a couple of changes compared to the Indian model, mostly in terms of styling. Still, the officials are still quiet about details.
What we know for sure is that there will be a couple of unique styling details. A few more exclusive features and accessories are possible too. On the other hand, we don’t expect to see any notable mechanical changes, including the powertrain.
2022 Mahindra Roxor Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, there is no much to be said about the 2022 Mahindra Roxor. This model takes inspiration directly from the legendary Willys. The styling looks similar, while many of the mechanical parts are also the same or similar.
Still, the North American version will come with a couple of tweaks. This particularly refers to the styling. The company has prepared a new front end, with a revised grille and a lot of black plastics surfaces. For the North American market, the 2022 Mahindra Roxor will come with two variants. Base models will feature a single row of seats and a cargo bed behind, while the second row will be offered as an option.
Mechanically, things won’t be any different compared to the model for the Indian market. This means you may count on all kinds of interesting hardware, starting from the standard four-wheel drive, locking differentials, two-speed transfer case etc.
On the inside, the 2022 Mahindra Roxor will feature a familiar layout. As we already mentioned, it will be offered in two variants, with single or two rows of seats. The cabin layout will come in a super-simple layout, with an old-school design that includes just a couple of gauges and a steering wheel on the dashboard. Such a dashboard layout definitely looks inspiring and we have no doubt that most potential buyers will like it. For the North American market, the company may add a few more accessories, but the officials are still quiet about details.
2022 Mahindra Roxor Engine
This is one of the most interesting parts of the 2022 Mahindra Roxor. While most UTVs in North America feature small gasoline engines, this model will feature a large 2.5-liter turbodiesel. The engine features a max output of 65 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque, which doesn’t sound much at all, but it’s actually quite enough to move this small SUV confidently.
The engine will be offered in pair with two transmission options. You can choose a 5-speed automatic, or pick a 6-speed manual. In both cases, a two-speed transfer case is standard.
2022 Mahindra Roxor Release Date
We expect that the 2022 Mahindra Roxor will be available later in the year. Details about the price are yet to be announced.