What Is a Mini Jeep?

Update:27 Apr, 2023
Summary:A new mini Jeep is hitting the market from Mahindra Automotive North America, the Detroit-based ATV ...
A new mini Jeep is hitting the market from Mahindra Automotive North America, the Detroit-based ATV manufacturer that has a long history of building Willys Jeeps. The Roxor is a 148-inch, four-by-four mini Jeeplet with a full-floating rear axle and aluminum differential. Its 125cc gasoline engine is paired with a three-speed transmission and disc brakes for added off-road performance.
The $2,000 price tag puts this small Jeeplet within reach of anyone who has been looking for a way to get their feet wet in the ATV world. But it's worth noting that while this Jeeplet is cheap to import, the actual cost of shipping it to the US will add up.
This little jeep fits two adults shoulder-to-shoulder and can reach a decent 25 mph (40 km/h). It's also quite affordable when compared to golf carts, which cost about $7,000.
There are other interesting Chinese-made vehicles on the market, like this one based on a WW2-era military MB/GPW Jeep. They're built to a surprisingly high level of detail, even the tire tread pattern is accurate to the original.
These mini Willys Jeeps sit at just over 1:3 scale and are fully working petrol-driven models of a WWII Jeep. These can fit two people quite comfortably and are designed for off-road use with a coil spring suspension.
They're also equipped with a front-mounted Warn winch, functional lights and adjustable shocks to make them feel more like a real Jeep. East Coast Mini Classics of Sanford, Maine built these mini jeeps from a steel body-on-frame design. They are available in army green and come with a front-mounted gasoline engine, a folding canvas top and authentic military surplus accessories.
What Is a Mini Jeep?
There are many different versions of these vehicles out there, each built to a different scale. They all look great and have a good amount of power, but they don't all offer the same features or specifications.
You'll need to check out the reviews of each to find out if the vehicle is the right size for you and your family. There are also a lot of options to customize these cars, so be sure to check out all the different ones.
A little research will help you determine which mini jeep is the right one for you. There are several things to consider, such as your driving style, how much weight you plan on carrying and what kind of terrain you're planning on riding it on.
The price for this mini jeep varies depending on where you purchase it from and what options you choose. Electrek reader Kyle Day ordered his jeep online from China, and he ended up paying about $1,280 for the vehicle.
He got his Jeep shipped to Los Angeles, which added on a few customs and tariff fees that totaled around $1,000 to his total cost. He said he hasn't really had any trouble with it, and his kids have enjoyed it a lot.