17 October,2012 : Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton, the first offspring of the Mahindra India and South Korean auto major Ssangyong is finally out on Indian roads at an introductory price of Rs.17.67 Lakh for RX5 manual variant and Rs. 19.67 lakh for the RX7 automatic variant(both prices ex-showroom Mumbai) . The third generation of the Ssangyong Rexton W SUV is brought in through CKD route and is manufactured at Mahindra India’s Chakan facility.Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton W is offered in both 5-seater and 7-seater trims. The SUV derives its energy from a 2696cc diesel engine which comes with 5 pots and is offered in two set of tunes. The manual variant which is dubbed as RX270 XDi’s engine cranks out 162bhp @ 4000 rpm and 340Nm torque at a range of 1800-3250rpm whereas the Automatic variant’s engine yields 184bhp @ 4000rpm and 402Nm torque @1600-3000rpm, stating a difference of 22bhp power and 62Nm in manual and automatic variant. Mahindra has priced Rexton extremely competitively with a difference of Rs.2 lakh less than Fortuner and Endeavour, however the catch here is these prices are just introductory.
Ssangyong Rexton is a seven seater full grown SUV that is soon going to come to Indian shores. Mahindra showcased the Rexton along with a crossover, Korando, developed in association with South Korean firm Ssangyong Motors, at Auto Expo, 2012. M&M will display its Korean subsidiary’s vehicles for the first time in India. Rexton will be a Sports Utility Vehicle for those who value boulder and rough driving. The former business tycoon acquired Ssangyong a year ago. In November, 2010, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) had signed a definitive agreement with Ssangyong Motor Company (SYMC) to acquire 70 per cent stake in the ailing South Korean auto maker at a total cost of USD 463 million (about Rs 2,105 crore). Mahindra & Mahindra also has utility vehicles namely XUV 500, Scorpio, Bolero and Xylo MPV in India. The car's design was styled by Giorgietto Giugiaro’s Italdesign studio. The Ssangyong Rexton I was produced from 2001 to 2006. The Rexton II was released in 2006 as a replacement for the original Rexton and in the beginning of 2010; Ssangyong unveiled the upgraded 2010 Rexton or Rexton III. India will get the Rexton III. An off-roader by nature, the Rexton will be powered by a massive 2.7-litre direct-injected common rail diesel engine . This strong and muscular engine with its 5-cylinders will pull out 162bhp of power and 402Nm of torque. The power machine will be a turbocharged diesel motor and will be mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox. Even a 5-speed manual gearbox will be available as option. Both four wheel and two wheel drive versions are well anticipated with Ssangyong’s SUV. The Rexton is famous in all markets for its car-like handling, decent ground clearance and impressive traction control.
Tough Rexton will be taken out of its cocoon in the grand event in New Delhi; the seven-seater SUV is expected to hit our roads in the third quarter of 2012. The SUV will be placed in luxury segment well above Mahindra XUV 500. Both of them will cater to different audience in India. Rexton will definitely come out as a world class product from Mahindra’s stable. It is said that the Rexton is the combination of all of Ssangyong’s off road knowledge and experience and offers one robust package, providing class leading all-weather and all-terrain transport capabilities. It uses a body-on-frame chassis and the suspension is all-independent with double wishbones up front and a multi-link setup at the rear. Rexton has quite imposing dimensions. It adorns alloy wheels, muscular fenders, tough looking hood, body color ORVMs, side steps, roof rails, chrome tipped exhaust and rear spoiler. Interiors of Rexton are completed with three rows of seats. Interior comfort features like cruise control, AC with Climate Control, Power windows, AC ducts for rear seats with separate controls, auto wipers with rain sensors, headlamp leveling device, rear window demister, steering mounted controls, rear cargo 12V outlet with front passenger 12 V outlet. Mahindra’s new SUV Rexton will be loaded with safety features like Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Enhanced Parking Brake Technology, Forward Collision Warning and Avoidance System, ABS with EBD, ESP and SRS airbags as standard equipment.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX5 MT comes with an overall dimension of 4755mm length,1900mm width and 1785mm height,which goes up to 1840mm with roof rails. The ground clearance is 252mm with a turning radius of 5.7m and tyre size of P237/75 R16. The fuel tank capacity of the capacity of 78 liters. The oil burner used in Rexton RX5 MT is RX270 XDi which comes with a displacement of 2696cc and 5 pots to churn out 162bhp peak power@ 4000rpm and 340Nm torque at a range of 1800-3250rpm....
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX7 comes with chrome grille, eagle shaped projector headlights with L-shaped parking lights and Rexton insignia. The bumpers are modish and comes integrated with fog lamps and turn signals.If we talk about luxury the high end variant comes with cruise control,speed sensitive power steering with tilt adjustment and audio controls,rear parking sensors. glovebox illumination, electrically foldable, adjustable and heated ORVMs....
Editor's take : The Rexton has decent fuel economy on the manual. The efficiency on the auto mode isn’t that bad either.
The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV launch is round the corner and the company is making its best effort to make this one a huge success in the Indian car market. Ssangyong knows very well that Indian car consumers give a very high priority to the mileage delivered by the car. Therefore, the company has made the new Rexton SUV a fuel efficient car. Under the bonnet, you would find a 2.7 litre of turbocharged diesel engine that is capable of giving out maximum power of 165BHP along with producing maximum torque of 340 to 402NM. The five speed automatic transmission that would be coupled with the 2696cc of engine will definitely keep the mileage a bit maintained. Apparently, this combination of engine and gearbox would make the SUV to deliver mileage around 9.1 to 9.8 km per litre . This mileage figure might seem to be a bit less, but for a premium SUV Rexton, it is acceptable and not a minus point for the car.
Editor's take : The power of the Rexton automatic is good, despite the sluggish nature of the gearbox.
Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton would be first product of Ssangyong in the Indian car market and the car manufacturer is putting all its heart and soul to make it ideal for the country. The company has provided the car with a 2.7 litre of turbocharged engine, which leaves no stone unturned and push it towards an awesome delivery of performance. This 2696cc of diesel engine without any trouble gives out maximum power of 165BHP at the rate of 4000rpm along with producing crest torque of 34.6kgm at the rate of 1800 to 3250rpm. The engine will be coupled with a five speed automatic transmission. The fresh reports floating in the market suggest that a variant with five speed manual transmission could also be expected.
Editor's take : Despite being such large in size, the Rexton has good acceleration.
Who doesn’t want to take their car to the top speed and talk with the wind? Almost everyone would like to do that and keeping this in mind, Mahindra Ssangyong has blessed the new Rexton SUV with great acceleration and pickup as well. The 2.7 litre of turbocharged engine, manages to put out good amount of power and torque and the coupling done with the five speed automatic transmission is just ideal. When accelerated, the SUV zooms away with a 181km per hour . What is more interesting here is that the car doesn’t consume so much of time and reaches the 100kmph speed mark in 11.6 seconds . So one thing is for sure, if you take the Rexton out for a driver, the performance on the highways would be mesmerizing and the driving experience provided to the driver would be top-notch.
The outsides of this formidable SUV have been done up with flamboyance and the designers seem to have done an exceptional job. The complete overall structure of this massive SUV is aerodynamic with a bold and aggressive frontage. The front radiator grille is fantastic with a trendy and new design and a lot of chrome has been used in it. This grille has three vertical slats and is quite large, which has been surrounded by a big head light cluster that has been equipped with powerful high intensity eagle eye shaped projector lamps that gives a radiant view to the driver. The front body colored bumper is also styled trimly and it has been integrated with a pair of bright fog lamps, which add to the utility of the driver. This bumper also has a large air dam in between these fog lamps, which further assists in cooling the massive diesel engine behind it. The front windscreen is quite large and gives a better view to the driver and is equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers, which has an automatic rain sensing function . The side profile is smooth and lustrous with body colored external rear view mirrors, which have been integrated with side turn LED based blinkers. This latest entrant also gets sleek and trendy side mouldings with integrated chrome treatment, which makes this SUV look polished. Then the body colored door handle of all the doors are placed quite aptly and has pull type levers. The pronounced neatly carved wheel arches have been fitted with an exclusive and modish set of ten spoke, 16 inch light alloy wheels, which have been covered with robust tubeless radial tyres of size P 235/75 R16 that have a superior road grip on any terrain . This well built SUV also gets sleek side steps, which are made of stainless steel and has rubber inserts as well for a better grip that makes the entry and exit from this massive vehicle very easy.
The roof gets a pair of stylish silver colored roof rails and a panoramic sun roof that adds to the elegance and classiness of this powerfully built SUV. The roof of this well built sports utility vehicle is also fitted with a shark fin antenna to enhance the in-cabin entertainment. While the rear end gets a large wind screen that has been fitted with a rear wash and wipe function along with a defogger. The rear tail gate is quite big and the tail lamp cluster is rather large and radiant. This SUV gets ‘L’ shaped parking lights and a prominent Rexton emblem at the rear end as well. This latest Mahindra SsangYong Rexton SUV also gets a sporty rear spoiler, which has been fitted with a high mount stop lamp. The rear exhaust pipe is finished in chrome and adds to the elegance of the appearance of this masculine SUV. On the whole, this all new well built SUV has all the qualities of a rugged mean machine and the Indian customers are surely going to admire it. Apart from all these high class features, the all new muscular SUV also gets ‘REXTON’ branding on the scruff plates, which gives it a distinct look. The company is offering this powerfully built sports utility vehicle in a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options, which are making this vehicle look smooth and lustrous. The color options to choose from are an elegant looking magnificent white metallic finish, an innovative and unique opulent purple finish, an outstanding and masculine volcano black metallic finish and also subtle and refined moon dust silver.
The overall dimensions of this gigantic SUV are very spacious with a total length of 4755mm along with an overall width of 1900mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. Then the total height inclusive of the integrated roof rails is about 1840mm, while the roomy wheel base of this massive SUV is close to 2835mm, which is quite liberal and large. The minimum ground clearance of this SUV is 252mm, which is quite remarkable even for adventurous off road drives. On the other hand, the minimum turning radius of this mammoth SUV is 5.7 meters, which is again exceptional and makes it easier to handle this vehicle in peak traffic as well.
Editor's take : The interiors of the Rexton has spacious and do feel premium. The plastic quality is good and the overall fit and finish is decent. The third row of seats are disappointing, but that’s about it.
The company has made the exteriors of this New Mahindra SsangYong Rexton SUV very remarkable and striking, while they have left no stone unturned in adding elegance as well as lavishness to the interiors as well. The insides of this commanding SUV are enchanting and magical and are exude luxury from all corners. To begin with the interiors are done up with a dual combination color scheme of beige and black interiors, which also have some metal grain accents and are making the insides look classy and urbane. The seating arrangement is very comfortable and lavish with well cushioned soft seats, which are covered in premium quality leather upholstery. The four spoke power steering wheel is also wrapped in leather along with the gear shift lever as well as the hand brake, which adds to the elegance of the interiors . All the seats have superior lumbar support, whereas the front two seats are adjustable and the driver seat is electrically adjustable in eight different ways and also has a memory function to store the varied sitting positions. This extremely comfortable driver seat also has adjustable lumbar support along with an automatic easy access function as well. There is also a trimly designed arm rest between the front two seats that has some storage and also assists in making the drive comfortable for the front seat occupants. The rear seat can be folded in a 60:40 way, so as to accommodate more things inside it. This SUV is quite liberal and roomy from inside and has been equipped with a powerful air conditioning unit with independent blowers for the second as well as the third row seating as well, which will further give the occupants, a very pleasurable driving experience.
The external rear view mirrors are highly developed, which can be electrically adjusted, folded and have a heating function as well. The central console also has been bestowed with a brilliant touch screen infotainment system that has quite a few different features. This rugged and masculine SUV has also been given an internal rear view mirror, which is automatically adjustable to add to the convenience of the person driving this SUV. The company has given this SUV stylish premium floor mats for the front and the rear end, while it also has a three 12 V power outlets that are dash board mounted, below the front passenger seat as well as the boot for added convenience for the passengers. This sports utility vehicle also has a lot of storage spaces such as an overhead sunglass holder, a center console armrest that has some storage as well as cup holders. Then there are storage pockets in the doors as well as behind the front seats, there is also a storage compartment under the boot floor , a mobile or MP3 holder in the dash board, an internal tailgate assist handle and also a flip up tailgate glass for easy access of the boot compartment as well. All these and many more such impressive features make this SUV, one of the best in class vehicle in the Indian car market. There is also a cigarette lighter, a removable ashtray, reading lamps in all the three rows of seats, ignition keyhole illumination, a coat hook, driver and front co-passenger sun visors with vanity mirrors and lights and the front glove box is also illuminated for better visibility in the dark.
Editor's take : The automatic transmission has a more powerful engine. But the transmission does blunt the performance of the engine. However, overall it’s a decent package and the power of the engine is at par when compared to competition.
The most important thing for any car is the engine that it has been powering the vehicle. The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV would come endowed with a 2.7 litre of diesel engine that would have a displacement of 2696cc . The engine here would be thoroughly powerful and dynamic. So far the reports in the market suggest that engine would be able to churn out maximum power of 165BHP at the rate of 4000rpm along with producing crest torque of 34.6kgm at the rate of 1800 to 3250rpm. Apparently, this engine would not be the best performing engines available in the market today, but still it will try to deliver a good performance on road. The company has tried its best reduce the NVH (Noise, vibration and harshness), which in turn will definitely develop the performance of the car and make it better for the driver and the passengers.
Editor's take : The Rexton comes loaded with leather seats, electrically adjustable front seats, gear controls on the steering also.
The stereo and accessories in the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will be decent and not a disappointment. The car will have a single CD-player with Am/FM radio and speakers. This audio system will be coming with USB, Bluetooth and Aux-In support . This would make the car quite fit and up to date on the entertainment front. According to the grapevine the SUV will also come with GPS navigation system that would not let to be lost in a new city.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV would be impressive in every section and Ssangyong is not leaving any loopholes. Therefore, even when it comes to the wheels, the car maker has made sure it has provided the SUV with bold and big alloy wheels that would be best suited for the Indian terrain. According to the firm, the bold wheel arches of the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will be fitted with 18 inches of alloy wheels that would give you a very downy and bump-free ride even on the uneven topography of our country. These 18 inches of alloy wheels will have tyre of 255/60 R18 size .
Editor's take : The ride of the Rexton is composed and it feels like a premium SUV cabin, as it doesn’t jitter. Even the handling is decent for the size of the vehicle.
With the high performing engine, good interiors and rugged looks, it is crucial for a SUV to have a superb braking and handling system that helps the car and the passengers to be safe and sound. The new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will be blessed with a very powerful and reactive braking system, which would give the car driver complete control over the vehicle. The ventilated disc brakes will be present for the front and rear. The presence of anti lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution system would further add on to the brake system here. These two will help the wheels from locking up and thereby preventing the vehicle from skidding. To augment the handling of the SUV, the car maker would give the car an awesome suspension system, which would keep the power gobble up all the potholes on the uneven topography of the country. The suspension system will comprise of double wishbone coil spring for the front along with the rigid axle with 5-link coil spring type suspension for the rear. Apparently, this suspension system is a bit soft and doesn’t actually match up to the level of other premium SUVs like Premier Rio or Mahindra Bolero. But one thing is sure, which is that the suspension here is noiseless and no harshness.
Editor's take : The safety features on the Rexton include dual airbags, ABS, ESP with hill descent.
Besides the suspension system, the power assisted steering wheel would help Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV to have a good handling and make it absolutely easy for the driver to glide through heavy traffic conditions without any trouble or hassle. On the other hand, the safety features in the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV will not fail you. The car would come with airbags for the driver and front co-passenger, traction control , electronic stability program, collision avoidance system and engine immobilizer . These features make sure that the car passengers are secure during an accident or collision. Also, there are chances that the car would come with hill descent control, big halogen headlamps for better visibility at night and brake assist as well.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
5 Cylinder 10 Valve
|9.0||12.4||162bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
5 Cylinder 10 Valve
|8.0||11.18||184bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
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