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This Week In Jeep: Mahindra Pseudo Jeep / Ultra-Mini-Jeep in the works / Jeep parks underwater in River. [0:02:42]
Here’s something a little different for all of us Jeep lovers out there.
In early March 2018, Mahindra Automotive North America launched the Roxor, a side-by-side (two-seater) off-road vehicle. The Roxor is small, and it has no windshield or safety equipment, so it isn’t street legal. It’s made strictly for fun. And could possibly be more fun than bouncing out of a vehicle with bugs in your teeth?…, i can’t think of a single thing! Mahindra is the Mumbai, India-based brand that focuses on industrial and powersports vehicles and has little name recognition in the United States.
Some people choose to park their Jeep in a garage.
Other’s may opt for the carport, or just leave it in the driveway. However, the owner of a green-colored Jeep Wrangler decided the best place to park THEIR Jeep was in the Wainiha River on Kauai. What is likely the result of a single vehicle crash has left many residents puzzled. Last Saturday, police responded to a report of a vehicle that was fully submerged in the river on the east side of the Wainiha twin bridges. According to a preliminary investigation, police said the driver possibly struck the bridge and at some point reversed into the river. The driver then fled the scene. A nearby resident is reported to have heard the crash and went to investigate. Police said the resident went to the scene and observed the newer model Jeep Wrangler underwater with its headlights still on. Thinking the worst, the resident jumped into the river to austensibly rescue the occupants, only to discover the vehicle was empty. Police have since contacted the vehicle owner to remove the Jeep from the river, and to ask the question on everyone’s mind… just what the “F” happened?!?
It should be coming any day now….
After months and months of speculation and rumors, we may finally have a slightly less muddy picture as to whether or not Jeep will be coming out with a sub-compact model of SUV’s. Speaking to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week, Jeep global boss Mike Manley talked about the possibility of Jeep releasing a new SUV, smaller than the Renegade. “I have to say THAT one has moved on reasonably significantly,” he said. “You will probably have to wait until our big event in June when we talk about the next five years to see if it’s officially in the plan or not.” Jeep and FCA have been toying for years with the idea of a truly compact SUV.
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