The off-road ROXOR is truly in a class of its own. It is not suitable for traditional tubular chassis, independent plastic body, small wheel, small belt-driven gasoline engine design that controls many engines side by side. Instead, the ROXOR offers a diesel engine, a steel box frame, steel body, fixed axles, a proper 4WD transfer case, and an old-school five-speed manual transmission. I love that the ROXOR offers a proven, high-torque turbodiesel powertrain in a proven, durable off-road chassis – without all the weight or complexity of a modern road car. It has an iconic design that has found its way back to U.S. shores and is assembled in Michigan. A manual transmission and a properly selectable 4WD transfer case provide fun, control and performance. The end result is an industrial-grade vehicle perfect for off-road recreation, hunting and fishing, and ranch work. The Thar is an increasingly popular road-legal 4×4 in this market, but it would never meet North American road safety or emissions standards. But the ROXOR is a lighter version of the Thar that looks much more like the original Willys CJ3. It is sold in the North American market only for off-road use. This is just the beginning for the ROXOR Offroad and Mahindra North America. You can expect a lot more from the whopping $19 billion Mahindra Corporation over the next few years, both in specialty vehicles and in the mass market.
In fact, the brand is currently working on a new truck from the U.S. Postal Service. And TG drove one. This is not only the beginning of Jeep, but the beginning of the purpose-built off-road vehicle. Click to find out what it actually looks like. As fun as it is, the ROXOR is still a nearly $20,000 vehicle that you can`t drive on the road. It is limited to 45 mph and has a very poor turning radius of 20 feet. And the massive axles and leaf springs don`t ensure comfortable off-road driving at high speeds. I drove the new Mahindra ROXOR Offroad in San Antonio, Texas at the vehicle`s first Driving Experience and Dealership Conference. The organizers set up an off-road course in the parking lot of the Alamodome, which gave a good overview of the “new” all-terrain vehicle. The hood sports Willys-exclusive stickers, while the rear sports a 4×4 sticker inspired by our heritage of legendary off-road capabilities. It is the stuff of legend; The U.S.
military asked for a vehicle – and left as a hero. The Willys MB, whose minds were forged by the fire of battle and sharpened in the fire of battle, penetrated the hearts of warriors fighting for freedom. Between a soldier and his “Jeep” the 4×4 has often developed strong emotional bonds. The faithful MBs have earned a place in the heart of every GI, in every combat zone, in every role imaginable. And it`s still very practical off-road, its all-wheel drive system and small dimensions that allow it to crawl behind modern wranglers all day long. The car that started our conversation in the office owes a lot to the Willys: after the end of the war, Jeep recognized an opportunity and created civilian versions of its military hero. Over time, these evolved into what we know today as Wranglers. The Indian-made but American-built Mahindra Offorad ROXOR is a reincarnation of the Willys CJ3 (“civilian jeep”). Although it is not legal in the United States, it is instead entering the North American market in the side-by-side (UTV) market.
With its 12-gallon fuel tank, the ROXOR has an impressive range of 325+ miles. My best guess is that the ROXOR gets 25-30 mpg. Since Mahindra built the ROXOR solely for off-road use, it can run on cheap off-road/agricultural diesel. Willys models are ready to embark on the adventure with 17-inch black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud tires that offer bold styling and off-road traction. Willys features a Trac-Lok® limited-slip differential at the rear that provides impressive traction when tackling off-road terrain, while steel rock rails help protect your vehicle. The ROXOR combines this visceral off-road driving experience with the classic Willys shape in a rugged, industrial-grade package. Mahindra built it to work the ranch and at the same time be fun on real off-road adventures. Meanwhile, classic 4x4s are gaining value and appeal as more and more people try to stick to that raw off-road driving experience. The iconic 4×4 shapes, such as the Willys, form a stark contrast to the aerodynamic, pedestrian-friendly and collision-friendly vehicles on offer today. 1948 Willys CJ-2A and M416 military trailer 1/4 ton.
Jeep is registered CA and has a roadside license. Detailed maintenance records of the previous owner since 1998. Ideal for hunting, ranching or parade vehicles. Willys — the legendary name of Jeep® Brand Adventure. Willys` interest in cars came after a trip to Cleveland in 1899, where he first saw an automobile and knew it would quickly replace bicycles. Willys returned to New York and opened his first dealership in Elmira, New York, selling Overland Automomobile automobiles. After renaming the Willys-Overland Motor Company in 1912, John Willys acquired the Edwards Motor Co of New York the following year, which gave him a license to manufacture the patented Knight “Sleeve Valve” engine. Successfully, his automobile company became the second largest automaker in the United States and in 1915 he built a seven-story headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, the most modern of his time. Before the end of the decade, one-third of Toledo`s workforce was employed either at Willys-Overland or at one of the many small companies that supplied parts and accessories. His automotive empire offered the consumer the choice between an Overland, Willys or Willys-Knight vehicle, each based on a specific engine type or price range. Through his participation, John Willys acquired the Moline Plow Company of Moline, Illinois in 1918, which manufactured the Universal brand of farm tractors and a number of Stephens cars. The following year, he took control of the Duesenberg company, mainly to get his hands on the Duesenberg brothers` factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he planned to produce a new six-cylinder car.
Buyers can purchase all accessories from the LE model separately and add them to the base model. There are also a number of other accessories, such as a hardtop, that will soon arrive at retailers. Many older CJ3 spare parts, such as wing flares and leveling kits, also work on the ROXOR. Pintle Military Clutch and Safety Chains Parking brake Leaf springs Shock absorbers Shock absorbers Military tires Work difficulties occurred at the Willys-Overland Toledo factory, leading to a violent strike in 1919 that closed the factory for several months. Willys hired General Motors Vice President Walter Chrysler to run the Willys Overland operation at the then-staggering $1 million a year salary. However, Chrysler attempted to oust John Willys with an attempted takeover bid, which backfired when shareholders resisted his decision and Chrysler left in 1921 to become independent. While much of Willys` original DNA and construction is preserved in this vehicle, it also has 21st century chops. Under the hood, a small but reliable 2.5-liter inline-four turbodiesel develops 62 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque. Brake cylinders Wheel cylinders Master cylinders Axle bearings Converted carburettor oil seals Born in Canandaigua, New York, Willys started selling bikes in his hometown and expanded into making his own line of bikes within a few years. The Willys MA had a gear shift on the steering column, low side body cutouts, two circular instrument clusters on the dashboard and a handbrake on the left side.