Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Mahindra SsangYong Rexton launched in India market at Rs 17.67 Lac - Features, specifications details inside

SsangYong Motor Corporation, a South Korea based automotive manufacturer was acquired last year by Indian SUV major Mahindra & Mahindra and then unveiled the plans to launch slew of SUV's from SsangYong brand for the Indian market too, apart from SUV's the Korea based auto maker brand will also unveil Commercial vehicles. SsangYong had unveiled the face-lifted Rexton W at the 2012 Busan Motor Show. The car is launched with a price between Rs 17.67 and Rs 19.67 Lac with variant wise details here

RX5 MT - Rs 17.67 Lac
RX7 AT 4WD - Rs 19.67 Lac

The RX5 comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It gets Premium fabric upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, and 8-way manually adjustable driver seat.

The RX7 comes with a 5-speed E-tronic automatic gearbox with manual mode and winter switch. It gets premium leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel with additional metal grain accents, gear knob with chrome and 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat.

The first to be launched were Rexton and Korando SUV's also displayed at Auto Expo 2012. The much awaited SsangYong Rexton W has finally been launched in the Indian market. The car will be brought to India via CKD route and will be priced above XUV 5OO and will compete with Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor being its major competitors, others include, Mitsubishi Pajero, Chevrolet Captiva, Renault Koleos etc. The SUV will be assembled at Mahindra's Chakan plant.

The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is powered by a 2.7-liter (2696cc) DOHC common rail turbo diesel which comes in two states of tune- 165PS and 186PS. The torque output in the two engine variants is rated at 340NM and 402Nm respectively. The top of the line variant features 5-speed E-Tronic automatic transmission and all wheel drive mechanism. The base variant gets 5 speed manual ‘box and ‘Torque On Demand’ system.

Commenting on the upcoming launch, Dr Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Chairman, SsangYong Motor said, “The launch of the much acclaimed XUV500 last year helped Mahindra stamp its presence on the segment of premium SUVs. The Rexton will be the first SUV from the SsangYong portfolio brought to the Indian market by Mahindra."

The complete feature list of SsangYong Rexton is as follows -

Safety Features
  • Engine Alarm with Immobilizer
  • 4 Airbags - two front & two side
  • Hill Descent control
  • ESP (Electronic stability program) and ARP (Active rollover protection)
  • ABS + EBD 
  • Door Impact beams
  • All 4 wheels equipped with Disc brakes
  • Door Impact beams

Interior features
  • Remote - Keyless entry
  • Automatic climate control air conditioner
  • Full Leather upholestry incl. leather steering wheel
  • 60:40 split 2nd row seats
  • 4-way head restraints for front seats
  • Two 12V DC power outlets
  • Heated windscreen
  • Headlight leveling system
  • 3 rows of seating - makes it good well spaced 7 seater
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Front sunvisors with illuminated passenger vanity mirror
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • A/C vents for second and third rows
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Cigarette lighter and removable ash tray

Exteriors features
  • Outside roof rails
  • All time rear wheel drive
  • Parking sensors - Front and Rear with Camera
  • Stepping board for easy ingress
  • Rear wiper and demister
  • Projector headlamps with LED surrounds + LED Fog lamps
  • Integrated LED turn indicators on outside mirrors
  • 10 Spoke 18 inch alloy wheel P255 / 60R 18 (for the top spec version caught testing). Lower spec models come with 16” wheels
  • Body colored door handles and mirrors
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Sunroof
  • Sporty antenna and rear spoiler
  • W Work of Art emblem

Other details
  • ARAI acclaimed FE - 12.4 Kmpl (MT) and 11.18 Kmpl (AT)
  • Top speed - 180 Kmpl (MT) and 194 Kmpl (AT)
  • Kerb weight - 2000 Kg (MT), 1986 Kg (AT)
  • Gross vehicle weight - 2760 Kg
  • 22% localization done for Rexton
  • 5,000 annual capacity planned
  • 63 Crore Rupees being invested in bringing Rexton to India
  • Shortly to be introduced in Russia and Latin America
  • To be sold through Mahindra dealerships


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