The SsangYong Rexton DKR for 2019 Dakar Rally has a mid engine V8 with 450hp (336kW), a 6-speed sequential transmission, and RWD.
The Dakar 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Buggy has a 3-liter inline-six turbo-diesel with 250kW (340hp) and 800Nm (590 lb-ft), RWD, tubular steel frame, and carbonfiber reinforced plastic body.
The Mini John Cooper Works rally will debut at Dakar 2017. The race car has a BMW 3-liter turbo-diesel I6, AWD, and a 6-speed sequential transmission.
The T6 Ford Ranger is brilliant, but not sold in the US. For the 2014 Dakar Rally, it gained a 5-liter V8 with 260kW (350hp) and 600Nm (413 lb-ft).
The Peugeot 2008 DKR16 for the 2016 Dakar Rally is lower, longer, wider and has a more powerful 3-liter twin-turbo diesel V6 engine driving the rear wheels.