Mahindra Roxor Work Truck With a Dump Bed Costs Full-Size Pickup Money
I won’t tell you if it’s a good or bad deal $44,980 but show you that off-highway vehicles can cost a ton with the right goodies.
Of all the players in the off-road space, the Mahindra Roxor is no doubt one of the coolest. Even though it no longer looks like a Jeep, it still offers a turbodiesel engine, a manual transmission, and four-wheel drive. Some folks take theirs a step further by adding creature comforts to make it an all-season workhorse, and a dealer in Missouri has assembled maybe the ultimate Roxor utility rig. Thing is, it costs $44,980.
You get quite a bit more than what's standard on the Roxor for that money. This one has the All-Weather package, so it features a full cab and hard doors with heating and air conditioning. That's a big deal if you live anywhere that experiences harsh winters because we all know work doesn't stop just because it's cold. Then there's the push-button dump bed that's great for hauling firewood, mulch, and maybe even a little bit of gravel. The front brush guard should protect the radiator from any stray sticks and stones, and a 9,000-pound Badlands winch can pull it out of almost any holler. You might expect a Warn winch for that kind of money, but at least you can pick up a replacement at Harbor Freight if you ever need to, right?
To make it even more useful around your property, it has 32-inch Kenda tires mounted on 16-inch wheels. The aluminum rollers are "simulated beadlocks" according to the listing, which leads me to believe they look the part but don't exactly keep the bead from popping off at low psi. Either way, it's also capable of towing decently sized loads. The factory max rating is 3,490 pounds and while the added extras may cut into that figure, relatively few people actually abide by those numbers on the farm anyway.
Its 2.5-liter oil burner is unmodified, meaning it makes 62 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque. Others have made quite a bit more than that with upgraded turbos and ECU tunes, but speed isn't really the focus with this build. I've driven a stock Roxor with a stick shift and it's geared low enough that it doesn't really need more as long as you're okay with 55 mph.
A stock Roxor with the All-Weather package starts at $28,739. That means you're paying Cowtown USA—that's the dealer—around $15,000 for the added extras like the front and rear bumpers, winch, dump bed, wheels, and tires. It isn't cheap and I won't tell you it's a good or bad deal. That's your decision. If anything, this is just more proof that off-highway vehicles can cost as much as full-size pickups when they've got the right options.
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