SsangYong Rexton W Launch India

Mahindra has announced the launch of the SsangYong Rexton W in the Indian market, which is brought in as a CKD from Korea. The Rexton is in its third generation and the next generation model will be developed by Mahindra (at Chakan) for domestic and export markets. The Rexton is available as a 7-seater. The vehicle is badged as SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra and thus there is ‘by Mahindra’ badge on the tail gate. The SsangYong Rexton is powered by a 2696 cc diesel engine which has 5-cylinders and is offered in two set of tunes. The manual Rexton (RX270 XDi) produces 162 BHP of power at 4000 RPM and 340 Nm of torque between 1800-3250 RPM. The RX270 XDi Rexton has a top speed of 180 km/hr returning an ARAI certified mileage of 12.4 km/l. The RX270 XVT produces 184 BHP of power at 4000 RPM and 402 Nm of torque between 1600-3000 RPM (Mahindra even compared this engine with the Skoda Superb!). This variant of the Rexton has a top speed of 194 km/hr and returns 11.18 km/l mileage as per ARAI.

SsangYong Rexton W Prices – (on-road, Mumbai)

Rexton RX5 (manual) – Rs. 23.72 lakhs
Rexton RX7 (automatic) – Rs. 26.80 lakhs

Mahindra says the prices of the Rexton are Rs. 2 lakhs less than the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. However the pricing is introductory, just like how the company does it always. Mahindra has invested Rs. 63 crore to bring the SsangYong Rexton to India, updating the plastic quality and giving lighter shade to the interiors. The Rexton has a standard 2-years, 1-lakh kms warranty with an extra 1-year 1-lakh kms warranty being offered as an extended option. Mahindra has achieved 22% localization with the Rexton. Bookings are now open in Delhi NCR and Mumbai, with other cities seeing availability in a phased manner.

SsangYong Rexton W Features –

8-way electrically adjustable adjustable driver’s seat
Three memory presets for driver’s seat and ORVM
Rain sensing wipers
Infotainment system
Auto headlamps
Centre armrest
AC vents and cup holder at rear
Projector headlamps with L-shaped parking lights
10-spoke alloy wheels
Stainless steel beltline and chrome moulding
Turn indicators on ORVMs
Chrome grille
LED tail lamps
Cruise control
Auto dimming inside rear view mirror with cup holder
Keyless entry
Rear parking sensors
Speed sensitive power steering with tilt adjustment and audio controls
Electrically foldable, adjustable and heated ORVMs
Fog lamps with integrated turn indicators
Cigarette lights with three 12V power outlets
Electric sunroof with sunblind
Parking assist
Front and side airbags
Speed sensing door lock
Dual tone beige and black interiors
Leather upholstery
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
Video function (DVD, DivX, MPEG, MPEG2)
Navigation system with pre-loaded maps
Rear windscreen wash, wipe and defogger

SsangYong Rexton W Dimensions –

Length – 4755 mm
Width – 1900 mm
Height – 1785 mm (1840 mm with roof rails)
Wheelbase – 2835 mm
Ground Clearance – 252 mm
Turning Radius – 5.7-meters
Tyres – 235/75/16
Fuel Tank Capacity – 78-litres

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There are two variants available – RX5 MT (TOD) and RX7 AT (AWD), weighing 2000 kgs and 1986 kgs respectively. The torque on demand variant has an intelligent 4×4 torque on demand system (TOD) with low ratio. Thus both variants get 4×4 and are mated to 5-speed gearboxes. The RX5 variant has a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the RX7 has a 5-speed automatic gearbox (called E-tronic AT), with paddle shifts on the steering wheel. The Rexton has all-wheel disc brakes along with active rollover protection, anti-slip regulation, electronic stability program, hill descent control. Not all features are available in the RX5 variant, with some being available only on the top-end RX7 variant. The SsangYong Rexton is available in 4 colors – white, silver, black and purple.

The new Rexton W will be sold in 60 markets globally. India will be the second biggest export market for SsangYong. The Rexton is the leader in the premium SUV market for Korea. Mahindra is working with SsangYong to develop compact UVs, which will be positioned below the Rexton. The plant capacity for the Rexton assembly is pegged at 5000 units per year. The Rexton is being sold through the existing Mahindra dealership network.

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