For 2020, the Mahindra Roxor gets a new face, enhanced off-road capability & some new exterior colour options.
Mahindra revealed the first-gen Roxor off-road vehicle in North America in March 2018. For those not aware, the Roxor is a purpose-built side-by-side off-road vehicle meant for & manufactured in the North American market. The Roxor is most renowned for offering true-blue off-road utility, courtesy of its minimalist styling, a boxed steel frame, ladder-frame chassis, leaf-spring suspension & a hydraulic power steering.
For 2020, the Roxor gets a visual makeover, with a majority of the changes restricted to the front fascia. The reason behind the move could be Mahindra's reaction to its ongoing legal dispute with the FCA. FCA has been embroiled in a legal tussle with Mahindra after it claimed that the Roxor allegedly attempts to replicate Jeep's design. FCA's key point of concern has been the similarity of Roxor's grille to that of the Jeep. However, with the 2020 version, the slat-style grille has been ditched entirely to make way for a more modern-looking honeycomb pattern grille.
Like before, the 2020 Mahindra Roxor continues to be powered by a 2.5-litre direct-injection turbo diesel motor that puts out 61bhp & 195Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. As for its 4x4 capabilities, it gets a 2-speed manual transfer case and a full-floating front axle (semi-floating at the rear) with improved 5.38:1 gearing for better crawling ability. The Roxor's stopping power comes from 11-inch disc brakes at the front and drum brakes of the same size at the rear.
Prices for the 2020 Mahindra Roxor start from $16,599 (₹11.8 lakh approx.).