Fiat-Chrysler red-flags Mahindra Roxor in the American market

Jeep is trying to kill the Mahindra ROXOR, at least in the US

Jeep, now owned by the Marchionne-built Fiat-Chrysler empire, has now entered the Indian auto market and the decades-old license has begun becoming a matter of contention. Alleging that it is almost a copy of the iconic Willys Jeep, the US-based auto company lodged a complaint with the US International Trade Commission on August 1, stating that the design elements of Mahindra's Roxor infringes some key design elements of Jeep.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)'s complaint with the ITC, claims that the Roxor infringes on the iconic boxy design of its Jeep brand. "In fact, the accused product was 'modeled after the original Willys Jeep'".

"Our actions, products, and product distribution both honour the legacy of the relationship and the terms of our agreements with FCA".

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Mahindra also claims that it has peacefully co-existed with the FCA group in multiple markets across the world including its home market of India. The Roxor is built in India and imported to the United States as CKD kits, giving Mahindra a distinct price advantage.

The 1377kg Mahindra Roxor measures just 3759mm long and 1574mm wide - 480mm shorter and 303mm narrower than the smallest, two-door Wrangler and more like a Suzuki Jimny. The Italian & American carmaker wants to ban the sales and imports of the Mahindra Roxor in US.

Unlike side-by-side competitors such as the Polaris RZR ATV and Kawasaki Mule Pro, the Mahindra Roxor does not come with smaller twin-cylinder engines and belt-drive.

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Mahindra has signed more agreements over time with the owners of the Willys brand to continue manufacturing UV's based on the iconic design including the Mahindra Thar, which is the darling of the off-roading community in India.

But the Roxor is the first vehicle to be produced - from imported knocked-down kits imported from India - at Mahindra Automotive North America's new $600 million manufacturing facility in Detroit.

Mahindra debuted the Roxor in March but hasn't yet but the little vehicle on sale because the business has been building a dealer body. Mahindra has a historic relationship and agreements with FCA and its predecessors that go back 70 years. The trucks can be found at off-road vehicle dealers with prices starting around $15,000.

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