Mahindra Issues Recall For SsangYong Rexton
Mahindra & Mahindra owned SsangYong has issued a recall for the Rexton in India. The vehicles covered are all units of the SUV manufactured before September 2014, in order to fix the faulty rear driveshaft. The company will contact all affected customers to rectify the issue timely as the number of problematic units remained undisclosed.
The inspection and subsequent corrective measures will be carried out free of cost, informed M&M in a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing. “As an endeavour to ensure a hassle-free experience for its customers, the company is proactively carrying out this activity. This action is also in compliance with SIAM's voluntary code on vehicle recall,” the statement added.
The Rexton marked the Korean manufacturer’s entry into the Indian market, back in 2012. Despite not being a volume seller, it has continued to be the company’s poster boy in India and has helped M&M keep the SsangYong brand alive here.
The car comes in three different variants named the RX5 MT, the RX6 MT TOD (torque on demand) and the RX7 AT AWD (all-wheel drive) with the same 2.7-litre diesel motor performing duties under the hoods. While it churns out 186.5PS of max power and 402Nm of peak torque in the RX7, it is good for 164PS and 340Nm in the other two variants.
The next generation Rexton is expected to break cover at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this year. Once launched, it will lock horns with the likes of the new Ford Endeavour and the upcoming Toyota Fortuner in the country.
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