Finally, Wisconsin-based Oshkosh is offering the final replacement candidate. Perhaps the most forward thinking of the three, the L-ATV competed in the 2010 Baja 1000 off-road race and can be had as a diesel-electric hybrid. Oshkosh also says the vehicle offers mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) fortification. Attractive as having a car capable of off-road racing probably is in a combat situation, the hybrid drivetrain is likely to cost more than the trucks it’s competing against.
Realistically, it looks like AM General will have a good case for continuing to supply the military with off-road tactical vehicles, but then again the bidding is far from won.
[Source: Fox News]