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Rodedawg Hottest Amphibious 4x4 Competes as Leader of Off-Road
With fuel efficiency rated at 25 miles per gallon and a sticker price of just $49,000, the new 4x4 amphibious Rodedawg (www.rwgistgock.com) is positioned to jump over the competition to become leader of the off-road pack. �As a recreational vehicle for boating, hunting, fishing, or simply exploring, the Rodedawg is unparalleled,� said Pallais.
The Rodedawg, scheduled for U.S. approval for off-road use by year�s end, is certain to attract enthusiasts who want to run with the big �dawgs� while spending only half the cost of a Hummer.
Currently available in Mexico and Nicaragua, the Rodedawg is the vision of Luis Pallais, Commercial Attach� to the Nicaraguan Consul General�s Office in San Francisco, and an automotive industry veteran. After catching a glimpse in a Beijing military warehouse of the amphibious off-road vehicle that would later become the Rodedawg, Pallais was smitten.
�I never saw a vehicle that caught my eye as much as this one did, and frankly, I fell in love with it,� he said. �I immediately knew that its appeal and functionality was broad enough to engage both governments and consumers.�
Rodedawg International Industries, Inc., which owns the trademark rights to the brand name �Rodedawg� in many countries around the globe, is currently in negotiations with the Dominican Republic National Police and Nicaragua�s armed forces to purchase the amphibious vehicle. He foresees marketing the vehicle to U.S. federal and state agencies, as well as the military. �In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Rodedawg would have been a perfect fit for search and rescue operations,� said Pallais. �Pre-positioning Rodedawgs in the vicinity of potential disaster areas would save valuable time and translate into saving lives.�
When the Rodedawg bursts onto the U.S. scene early next year, it will set tails wagging among the off-road crowd. With a four-cylinder, 2.77 liter Isuzu 4JB1 turbocharged diesel engine, the Rodedawg 4x4 will be offered in three models: a convertible, a truck, and an SUV. Each model can be custom fitted to the customer�s specifications, although standard models come equipped with plush interiors and features designed for a comfortable ride in even the most rugged terrain � at about half the cost of a Hummer.
For water travel, the Rodedawg is driven by a rear propeller attached to the PTO shaft. During amphibious operation, the vehicle can reach six to eight miles per hour and has a turning diameter of 66 feet. On land, the Rodedawg can handle a 44 percent incline with ease.
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