Rugged Road Warriors: The Rhino GX and XT by US Specialty Vehicles

There are stylish SUVs that never leave the pavement and then there are those that are the real deal – designed to take on whatever comes their way, whether it’s a week in the wilderness or a night on the town. The Rhino GX, engineered and manufactured by Rancho Cucamonga, California-based US Specialty Vehicles, is the real deal.

Built on a Ford F450 Super Duty 4×4 drive chassis, the Rhino GX is one of the largest luxury SUVs in the world. It has a tough body structure (obviously inspired by its namesake) that features a steel dual-layer beehive roll cage design. The vehicle’s widened wheel base helps ensure safety and stability on and off the road, and its Smart Hydraulic Suspension is designed to provide a smooth ride on the Rhino GX’s rugged 38×15.50R20 tires. The SUV is available with two powerful engine options: a 6.7L Powerstroke V8 turbo diesel or a 6.8L V10 gas engine.

But don’t make the mistake of thinking that a tough-as-nails, all-terrain SUV can’t be luxurious, as well. The Rhino GX’s stylish, modern interior features soft, high-quality leathers and wood trims and can be outfitted with the options of the owner’s choice, such as a top-of-the-line Alpine Audio system, a custom center console and/or wraparound LED light bars.

The Rhino GX has received such an overwhelming response in the marketplace that US Specialty Vehicles is now taking pre-orders for its newest all-terrain vehicle, the Rhino XT, which is scheduled to go into production in November of 2016.

To create the Rhino XT, the USSV designers and engineers started with a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited platform and drivetrain, then gave the vehicle an aggressive look with riveted flared fenders, removable solid and glass roofs, reinforced body panels and a redesigned roll cage. The vehicle’s sophisticated interior features premium leather seats, leather-trimmed door panels, a one-of-a-kind designer 3D-look digital instrument cluster, Alpine navigation system and a back-up camera. The Rhino XT is powered by a 285-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine and a Supercharger upgrade is available.

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About The Author

Karen Brost is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based writer who has been covering travel, lifestyle and business topics for over 15 years. A former Midwesterner, she traded her snow shovel for sun screen and never looked back. Like most writers, she has an inquisitive mind and her work has taken her on such diverse adventures as hiking to an active volcano in Hawaii, exploring the wonders of Petra in Jordan, hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande, sailing on an America's Cup yacht and donning a chef's coat to flip eggs in the kitchen of a five-diamond resort. Karen is always on the lookout for interesting story ideas and one of the things she enjoys most as a writer is interviewing people who are passionate about what they do. Among her assignments as a contributing writer for Jetset Magazine, Karen covers luxury travel destinations and develops profiles of top level executives. For editorial consideration please contact editor@jetsetmag(dot)com.

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