Navistar Defense’s MXT MVU is a multi-role armored personal vehicle that isn’t that much larger than a civilian heavy-duty pickup truck. Recently some of the members of The Fast Lane Car/Truck team spotted one of these beasties undergoing testing in a Michigan testing center. According to Navistar Defense, regarding the MXT MVU: “It eats up rough terrain.”
We don’t doubt it. So, when can we expect Navistar Defense to put a price-tag on the MXT MVU for public consumption? Sorry guys, there are (currently) no plans to sell this baby to the public. Bummer.
“The MXT MVU is a versatile unarmored vehicle that is highly customizable to meet a variety of specific mission needs. Available in regular, extended and crew cab versions, the MXT MVU can be configured to accommodate as many as six war fighters in full military gear, as well as an array of weapons, navigation and communications systems.
Rugged, light frame rail system
MVU can be configured to accommodate as many as six war fighters
Superior off-road mobility in rough terrain
Vehicle is powered by an International MaxxForce D6.0 engine
The Navistar Defense MXT is designed with a rugged, light frame rail system for superior off-road mobility in rough terrain like Afghanistan. Its 4×4 performance and MRAP-like protection from ballistics fire, mines and roadside bombs help ensure the safety of personnel and cargo alike.
STANDARD | METRIC
151″ (optional 168″)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
5,350 lbs (with 151″ WB)
UNDER THE HOOD
powered by maxxforce
MaxxForce® MaxxForce 6.0D is designed to power light-to-medium wheeled and tracked military vehicles. This hard working V-8 delivers up to 340 HP and 660 lb-ft of torque.” – – Navistar Defense
Check out the MXT MVU’s digs for urban combat. It might inspire one of you to build up a project pickup into something similar – no?