2018 SsangYong Rexton India launch has been confirmed for the second half of next year, likely to be badged a Mahindra.

2017 SsangYong Rexton
The Rexton is a big bulky SUV measuring 4.8 metres in length

Mahindra has confirmed that the all-new (G4) SsangYong Rexton will be launched in India in the second half of 2018. The company was studying the launch prospects of the SUV in India and now has got the go-ahead but costs will be a major challenge for the UV maker.

To keep costs in check, the Rexton will be locally assembled in India but parts like powertrain and body panels will be imported from Korean suppliers. Mahindra plans to weld the body in-house and paint it too. The Rexton is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 187 HP of power and 420 Nm of torque. The SUV will primarily rival the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the upcoming Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

The XUV maker intends to price the Rexton at around Rs. 3-4 lakhs cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner. Prices for the Fortuner start at Rs. 27.27 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) currently, so expect Mahindra to price the Rexton at around Rs. 23-25 lakhs (ex-showroom).

However, it still isn’t confirmed whether the Rexton will be badged a Mahindra or a SsangYong. But the officials at Mahindra indicate that this SUV is most likely to be badged a Mahindra. This will be the flagship SUV for Mahindra once it is launched.

2018 SsangYong Rexton India

– Mahindra confirms new SsangYong Rexton India launch in 2018
– The SUV is likely to be badged a Mahindra
– With regards to the pricing of the SUV, Mahindra intends to under-cut the Toyota Fortuner by Rs. 3-4 lakhs

SsangYong Rexton ELX Variant
The SsangYong Rexton was launched in India back in 2012

Source – AutocarIndia.com