Mahindra Retriever

Mahindra Retriever
Mahindra is stepping into the UTV market in a big way. The Retriever 1000 is a standard UTV pushing 83 horsepower thanks to its 999cc twin-cylinder engine. (Photo courtesy of Wheels Afield Magazine)

Ag giant, Mahindra, takes aim at the adventure UTV market with two new models

If you’re at all familiar with tractors, you know about Mahindra. With competing ag equipment brands marketing and selling UTVs, it made sense for Mahindra to jump into the marketplace. The new Retriever 1000 is part of the company’s continued joint venture with Intimidator UTVs. And the Roxor, Mahindra’s newest machine, is something completely different in the UTV world.

Retriever 1000

Mahindra’s M-Pact series of UTVs are serious work machines, but not exactly built for hardcore adventuring off the main trail. To that end, hunters and outdoorsmen should look to the Retriever series, which gets a boost in 2018. The 1,000cc twin-cylinder engine outputs up to 83 horsepower, delivering 67 ft.-lbs. of torque, which is impressive, and a top speed around 60 mph. At the lower end, the Retriever 1000 has 2,500 pounds of towing capability and 1,200 pounds of bed capacity with a standard hydraulic dump-box assist. For added durability, the standard bed can be upgraded to a Flexhauler all-steel version for a moderate upcharge.


The Mahindra rolls on 14-inch aluminum wheels that are laced with 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, giving the Retriever an obstacle-avoiding 16 inches of total ground clearance. Up front, auto-styled LED lights illuminate the path and are protected by an aggressive grille and brush guard. Rider comfort comes in the form of padded bucket seats, and drivers get the added benefit of a heads-up 4.3-inch digital gauge. Six-passenger crew models are available, and the Retriever 1000, along with all Mahindra UTVs, comes in a gas or a diesel version.


Roxor

Mahindra Retriever The new Roxor takes on the look of the iconic Willys. Non-street legal, the Roxor is made to cover rough terrain with its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo diesel motor, and BF Goodrich All-Terrain K02 tires. (Photo courtesy of Wheels Afield Magazine)

If you think the Roxor looks like an old Jeep, you’re right. Mahindra has had a license to build and market old Willys Jeeps since 1947, and the Roxor is 100-percent American-assembled.

The Roxor rides on a box-steel frame with a full steel body that seats two, with an additional cargo capacity of 349 pounds. Powering the little Willys lookalike is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo diesel that produces 62 horsepower and 144 ft.-lbs. of torque. This, along with a five-speed manual transmission and a two-speed manual transfer case, gives the Roxor a top speed of 45 miles per hour, fuel economy of 32–34 miles per gallon, and a range of around 350 miles.


The Roxor comes in Carbon Black, Classic White, Fire Orange, and Tahoe Blue. The LE model has a soft top, an 8,000-pound Warn winch, a 40-inch KC HiLites light bar, and heavy-duty bumpers. According to Mahindra, the goal is to make the Roxor as customizable as current Jeeps, with add-ons coming right from the factory.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 9: Aloha Axis Deer

Host Mike Schoby joins his buddies Jon Dubin and Jeff Johnston on the island of Lanai for a deer hunt Hawaiian style!

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 8: Midnight Sun Grizzlies

Kevin Steele and CZ-USA's Jason Morton return to Alaska's arctic tundra for Kevin's second and Jason's third attempt on the legendary species. Things are looking up on day one but time will tell if the boys will get a shot a the king of the tundra.

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 16: Cedar Break Bucks

Kevin Steele treks to the cedar breaks and coulees of north-central Nebraska for a shot at a big prairie whitetail.

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 13: Forest Buffalo

Craig Boddington returns to Mozambique's fame Coutada 10 for a shot a forest buffalo that's eluded him for 10 years.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

We evaluate the four factors in determining whether a cartridge is viable for long-range hunting: trajectory, wind drift, impact velocity, and accuracy. Ammo

Is the .308 a Viable Long Range Cartridge?

Keith Wood

We evaluate the four factors in determining whether a cartridge is viable for long-range...

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C entries over the past ten years. North America

Top 10 Trophy Whitetail States

Joseph von Benedikt - December 18, 2017

The Top 10 trophy whitetail states featured here are the best of the best in terms of B&C...

If you're spending time in the outdoors where you might encounter bears, carry one of these guns. Survival

Which Firearm Is Best for Bear Defense?

Larry Case - July 11, 2018

If you're spending time in the outdoors where you might encounter bears, carry one of these...

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians. News

The Ticks Making Hunters Allergic to Meat

David Hart

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians.

See More Trending Articles

More Overlanding

Overlanding

Rugged Comfort: TO Extreme Rugged 'N Ready

WA Staff - July 14, 2016

"... just because it doesn't break the bank, don't think it is spartan." We have used several

The newest offerings for off-road enthusiasts
When it comes to motorized transportation in wild Overlanding

2018 UTV Buyer's Guide

Derrek Sigler - August 28, 2018

The newest offerings for off-road enthusiasts When it comes to motorized transportation in wild

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has spent the last decade and a half building a reputation for Overlanding

AEV RAM Truck

WA Staff - May 13, 2015

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has spent the last decade and a half building a reputation...

Maximize this often-overlooked cargo real estate
By: Wheels Afield Magazine
The top of a vehicle is Overlanding

Roof Rigging

PH Online Editors - September 20, 2018

Maximize this often-overlooked cargo real estate By: Wheels Afield Magazine The top of a...

See More Overlanding

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now