his one’s different. Look
closely at the photos. I drove
the heck out of this machine
in the Mojave Desert near the
Colorado River, some of the most challenging
off-roading trails in America.
Certain words came to mind while I
bounced and climbed and spun gravel;
steel… durable… comfortable… rugged
but drivable… ranch-worthy.
Mahindra has a long legacy of assembling
off-road vehicles in their native
India; 70 years ago, they licensed the
assembly of America’s well-known
Willys, along with their line of tractors.
Eventually, the company expanded
into SUV’s, pickups, electric motorcycles,
aircraft, Formula E racecars and
military vehicles. But today, I put the
ROXOR through its paces, cowboy
style. They left me this unit (with very
few miles on it) and a trailer full of
stuff; helmet, tools, accessories; with
instructions to “drive it”. Well, boys
and girls, I did drive it! And I liked it, a
lot. Here’s why:
• The vehicle is not street legal; it’s
an off-road vehicle, period.
• The height is 75” (width
62”), but the wheelbase
is 96”. Combine this
with an all-steel frame &
body, big wheels, radial
tires (235 70R16) and
disc brakes and you feel
confi dent that your center
of gravity will be very
Steel frame and body, 16-inch wheels, automotive
diffi cult to compromise
– and that’s a bankable
positive reinforcement in the back
country of a rough working ranch.
• The 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, direct
injection Mahindra diesel engine
is the kind of powerplant that is
going to last a long, long time. But
it’s not sluggish. In fact, it’s surprisingly
responsive. Other features:
liquid-cooled, 2.5 L., 62 hp.
with 144 ft. lbs. of torque.
• The transmission is solid, like an
old truck, but easy to shift. Same
with the three-position transfer
case: 2W, 4H and 4 LO.
• 12 gal. capacity fuel (approx. 300
• Towing capacity is 3,490 lbs. Rear
payload capacity is 349 lbs.
• Great suspension; rigid leaf stabilized
in front, leaf spring with
double acting hydraulic shocks in
Ready for this, Dear Reader? MSRP
starts at $15,999. This unit I tested,
with the accessories on it like the windshield,
came in around $18,500.
PLUS: their graphics shop will provide
any custom wrap you want; they
have hundreds of color schemes and
you can provide your custom ranch
art / logo / brand and they’ll deliver
one of the coolest off-road vehicles in
Check one out soon, or go to
ROXOROFFROAD.com and start custom
building yours today!
By Tim O’Byrne
There’s a rugged little 4-cylinder 4-stroke
direct injection Mahindra diesel engine
under the hood, connected to a fi ve speed
manual transmission featuring a transfer
case (this unit had 2W, 4H and 4 LO).
sized front disc brakes, stout manual tranny.
Mahindra told me to drive it, so I did, not just on the easy stuff like this dry run-off bed.
I was impressed with the feel of the low center of gravity on the more challenging trails.
You’ll appreciate that feeling, too, especially on some of our ranches where the back
country salting trails laugh at graded roads.
20 I WORKING RANCH I JUNE / JULY 2019