Indian automaker Mahindra just unveiled a new off-road vehicle called the Roxor, and it not only looks like an original Willys Jeep, but it’s also got the hardware (and the history) to back it up. Better yet: it’s for sale in America and it was built right here in Detroit.

Unlike many other side-by-sides, the Roxor will feature a very CJ-7-ish steel body mounted on a steel frame. And like an old-school Willys Jeep, bolted to the frame will be two sets of leaf springs holding up two solid axles (3.73 ratio; lockers will be available later, according to company reps).

The powertrain will be the ultimate off-roader’s dream: a turbo-diesel (a four-cylinder) mounted to a five-speed manual (an automatic option will also be available) mounted to a low-range transfer case. Admittedly, that 2.5-liter diesel that has to carry around 3,035 pounds of curb weight isn’t the strongest at 62 HP at 3,200 RPM and 144 lb-ft at 1,400 rpm.

Mahindra has quite a history of building Jeep-like vehicles, with their very first offering being the forefather of the current Thar (on which the Roxor is based); that first car was essentially a Willys CJ-2A Jeep shipped to India as a knock-down kit and assembled under license back in the late 1940s. It’s these “grandfathered” licenses that allow the company to build such Jeep-like vehicles.

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Image; Mahindra

And my god, is the Roxor Jeep-like. The rounded fenders are pure CJ-7, as is the door opening with a filleted corner and a sharp 90-degree cut rearward to the top of the rear tub. The shape of the hood, the hood latches, the outline of the grille—it’s all extremely CJ-7-ish. The rear is a bit different, though, with different lights and a fuel filler on the side instead of under the taillamp.

The wheelbase is about three inches longer than a CJ-7, overall width is narrower, height is about eight inches taller, but length is almost exactly the same.

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Image: Mahindra

Unlike the Thar whose bones it shares, the Roxor will not be built in India. It’s being manufactured in metro Detroit, where the vehicle was designed and engineered.

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There’s no mention of when the side-by-side will hit the market, with the press release simply stating that there’s a National Dealer Meeting scheduled later this month to “discuss the roll-out,” and that the target is to have 300 “[first] wave” dealers.

According to chairman Anand Mahindra, the new Roxor will come with an absurd 900 color options.

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Towing capacity is about 3,490 pounds, and rear payload capacity is only 349 pounds. Maximum speed is limited to 45 MPH—that’s a similar top speed to that of an old Willys CJ-2A. Fuel economy, Mahindra claims, is somewhere around 32 MPG based on company testing.

Starting prices for the two trim levels, according to company representatives, will range from $15,549 to $18,999. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

This post has been updated.