• Aug 17, 2006
Could this be a future HUMMER? That's what a friend of Mobile Magazine's Dave White is hoping. The International MXT-MVA (Military Vehicle - Armored) is a variant of the MXT 4X4 pickup. While heavily armored, the all-terrain vehicle is more than powerful enough to quickly move five "sumo-sized" occupants with its V-8 diesel engine which produces 300 horsepower and over 500 lb-ft of torque. The bed and body of the MXT-MVA can easily be configured to hold soldiers and their gear, heavy weaponry, communication and navigation systems.
The military plans to use the vehicle for a variety of duties that include, but certainly aren't limited to an ambulance detail, a field shelter, and convoy protection. Unfortunately for White's friend, there are currently no plans to build the MXT-MVA for civilian use.

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[Source: Mobile Magazine via Gizmag]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      something tells me that a civialian model can't be far off.
      DriftPunch
      • 8 Years Ago
      What do you people care? Do you really think that a civie version of this would be a mass market item? Why does it concern you that some rich people might buy 500 a year? You must really dislike Ferarri for those silly products of conspicuous consumption.

      The RV trade must really bother you as well. How dare those well off old people spend their retirements driving around using up the peoples resources when they could just be sitting on a porch whittlin' sticks (er, make that reading the Village Voice).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like another Jeep copy right down to the grill.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah these are fine on the roads of Iraq, if we run into them in California, maybe we should remind the drivers that the vehicles belong in Iraq? Shaped Charges anyone?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Every time I think stupidity has run to it's maximum, I find I have missjudged stupidity.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Great.... due to future popular demand of idiots that want one for their 90 pounds housewife caus they think it'S cute..... the civilian model will then be created...
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Finally they made something that the young upward mobile professional can drive around like a total pompous ass. I thought the H1/H2/H3 was ridiculous....this takes it on a whole new level.

      Stoneman

      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Um, do 3 minutes of homework, and you'll find the MXT is already on the list to be built for the general public, Although with the little 4.5l V6.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Add enough cup holders and you have the perfect Motherhood Vehicles. Perfect for the "I would not be caught dead in a minivan" syndrome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Designed as a deterrent against mines and other ground-based threats..."

      That'll make those mines think twice before exploding. Brilliant.