Mahindra introduced the Korean car brand, SsangYong in India earlier today by launching the new Rexton SUV at a starting price of Rs 17.67 lakhs. The SsangYong Rexton for India is the third generation version and will be only available in diesel engine option. Rexton SUV is launched with two options, RX5 MT and RX7 AT AWD. Top speed of the new diesel SUV in India is 180 kmph for manual and 194 kmph for automatic while ARAI mileage for the same stands at 12.4 kmpl and 11.18 kmpl respectively. The automatic variant of Rexton is priced at Rs 19.67 lakhs. Prices here are ex-showroom, Mumbai.
SsangYong Rexton RX5 manual variant featuring torque on demand, is powered by 2.7L five cylinder RX270XDi generating 162 bhp @ 4000 rpm and 340 Nm @ 1800-3250 rpm while the diesel Rexton RX7 automatic all wheel drive has the 2.7L five cylinder RX270 XVT generating max power of 184 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 402 Nm torque @ 1600-3000 rpm. SsangYong Rexton India adheres to BSIV emission norms. Gross weight of SsangYong Rexton SUV stands at 2760 kgs while kerb weight of manual Rexton is 2000 kgs and that of automatic Rexton is at 1986 kgs.
Rexton features chrome grille and side moulds, LED turn indicators and tail lamps, 10″ 16 spoke alloys, sporty antenna and rear spoiler, W Work of Art emblem, hill descent controls, park assist with rear view camera, steering mounted controld, silver colored roof rails, keyless entry, touchscreen infotainment system, ac vents for 2nd row and 3rd row seats, removable ashtray, cigarette lighter, floor mats, cruise control, automatic headmamps, immobilizer, and much more. Please see the screenshot of techspecs below for detailed info on the features of Rexton SUV.
Mahindra will be producing the SsangYong Rexton at their plant in Chakan near Pune where they also build the XUV500. Mahindra has a capacity to build 5,000 Rexton annually, but they can accommodate more if they demand arises. As of now Rexton has a localization of 22% and they plan on increasing this number in the future.